It's that time of year again...the end of the school year! As a former teacher I know how much personal notes are appreciated at any time of the year. Friday is actually M's final day of preschool until fall. (She'll be 5 in October.)
I wrote a note to M's teacher, and M also made a card and dictated a thoughtful note. (She mentioned Mrs. S's "great forgiveness" which tells you that M is not a model student-or even average when it comes to behavior-even for a 4 year old).
We gave the teacher the notes, along with an edible thank you and a gift card. I made sugar cookies, and wrote T-H-A-N-K-Y-O-U, along with some shapes in frosting. (This was my most successful attempt at frosting...it doesn't usually go well.) I lined a box with tissue paper and then tin foil, and placed the cookies inside the box. Nothing exciting, but hopefully appreciated. (Not all teachers like edible gifts...I have no idea if Mrs. S. does or not, but it's worth the chance for me.)
irresistible sugar cookies...the kind I can't walk by without eating one...or more.)
How do you say thank you?
(The photo of M above shows her wearing a long necklace with graduation caps on it. It was given to her when we went to a graduation party last year. I don't think she equated her "closing day" ceremony with graduation, but when she asked to wear it, we said yes. In case you are wondering, she has pony tails and wanted to wear her headband. Then she added her sunglasses to the top of her head...all before heading off to school on Thursday.)
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