While many school districts have gone away from traditional celebrations of Valentine’s Day, I have found that where there is a will, there is a way.
Many of our school teachers work tirelessly, working wholeheartedly to provide stellar educational foundations for our kids throughout the school year. It’s always nice to find different ways to show gratitude to these individuals throughout the year.
One of my favorite ways is to make Valentine’s Day baskets for my child’s classroom teacher. I call it a “Caring Hearts” basket and try to fill it with different items that are both tokens of appreciation, classroom needs and personal interest items. These baskets are very easy to assemble, but here are some ideas to help create your very own.
Caring Hearts Basket (K-5)
Classroom Need Items:
- Dry erase markers
- Pens, pencils
- Printer paper
- Tape, staples
- Favorite snack
- Inspirational quotes/poems
- Travel size hand sanitizer, lotion
Items for Students:
- Heart-shaped notecard with one word or phrase to describe the teacher
- Note card with a “My teacher shows her caring heart by……” sentence
For Grades 6-12, it may be simpler to find out your child’s homeroom teacher or favorite teacher’s interest and get a gift card or thank you card and have to the student write out a personal note. As always, feel free to share your ideas in the comments section below.
-LeAndrea V., FabMom