Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Fragments: Teacher Appreciation

It's Teacher Appreciation Week at school this week.

You know how I've been saying it's a rough year.

My bouquet on "Bring Your Teacher a Flower Day," while pretty, was not nearly as nice as last year's.  I knew it wasn't just me!

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I forgot until I backed out of my driveway and saw my blooming bearded irises, which I then had to rip out of the mailbox garden so my children could bring their teachers flowers.

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I came home that day and my box containing these:







had arrived from 6pm.com. Just about the only thing that would make a girl happier than coming home with flowers is coming home to cute new shoes!

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They also had "Bring Your Teacher a Healthy Snack Day" and I thought, What in the World??? I just want chocolate, so when a student came in baring Peanut M&M's, I was very happy.

Then a student came in with a pineapple and I was suddenly THRILLED...over a pineapple.  Who knew?

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I can't handle doing a different thing every day. It's too much, so after the afforementioned flower incident, I just waited until the end of the week.

In my continued quest to actually DO the things I PIN, I sent in these for my children's teachers.


I got the idea here:









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Because they don't call it fragging for nothing, here's this week's random factiod:

I'm a green cleaner.  I bought my house new and decided to start as I meant to go and I've never cleaned using commercial household cleaners.  I use mostly vinegar and hot water with a paste of baking soda, dish soap and tea tree oil when needed.  One thing it doesn't cover: soap scum... and my bathtubs, while clean, were starting to look...ummm... worse for the wear?

I found a solution:  Used dryer sheets!  Just dampen 'em and scrub!  It's taking a little elbow grease, but once I get caught up, I imagine up keep will be a snap!


All in all, not a bad week, but BOY Howdy, am I glad it's Friday!


Mommy's Idea

14 comments:

Heather said...

I love the shoes. So cute. May have to visit 6pm.com today!

And I also may be stealing the smartie and sharpie idea!

Tami said...

SMARTIES! You have to read my FF today. Very funny we both mention Smarties!

I hope next week is all smiles and giggles.

Blond Duck said...

Those jars ar so cute!

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

As a teacher, I could do without teacher appreciation week this year. And, if evidenced by how skimpy my kids' contributions to their departing student teacher were (I asked for $2 per family, and while some gave more, I didn't get it from over half the kids), I would expect zippo will be coming my way this year--and that's okay.

Fun shoes!

Gaspegirl said...

Way to go on actually doing one of the crafts that you pinned! The jars are really cute!

And those shoes... too cute!

Visiting from SITS, make it a great day!

nancygrayce said...

I love the shoes! Are they comfortable? Because that seems to be my main concern these days.

You must be a great teacher because the child that brought the peanut M&Ms is really smart!

Love the teacher gifts you made! I hope I can remember that for future reference!

I have heard about the dryer sheet shower cleaning, but haven't tried it....I sure need to! Have a great week!

nancygrayce said...

I love the shoes! Are they comfortable? Because that seems to be my main concern these days.

You must be a great teacher because the child that brought the peanut M&Ms is really smart!

Love the teacher gifts you made! I hope I can remember that for future reference!

I have heard about the dryer sheet shower cleaning, but haven't tried it....I sure need to! Have a great week!

Slamdunk said...

Ahh glad teacher appreciation week was not all broccoli gifts then.

Making that all healthy reminds me of the movement to have Cookie Monster only eat healthy snacks. Just wrong.

Heather Smith said...

Love the shoes! Next week is our teacher appreciation week... haven't had anything home from Liam's school and Robyn's school is totally disorganized... I'll muddle through some how ;-)

bill lisleman said...

"Bring Your Teacher a Healthy Snack Day" - what's up with that? The traditional apple was healthy. It's not kids bring you cigarettes and vodka shots.

Wayne W Smith said...

I am sure they appreciate you but bring a healthy snack day? How about a wine and cheese day? You know to go along with the regular whining and cheesy jokes.

doseofreality said...

Teacher gift idea...GENIUS! Totally stealing it for the end of the year for my daughter's preschool teachers! :) Thank you! Came over from SITS and so glad I did!

viridian said...

Such cute shoes! And these middle aged feet could actually wear them.

Hurrah for going green.

Jessica {Team Rasler} said...

Fragmented comments:
I LOVE those shoes.
I forgot it was teacher appreciation week until this morning. Ack. (ours is this coming week, so I'm not late. Yet.)
I wonder if, being a once-a-week specialist, I will get anything. If I do, I agree that I would want chocolate.
But the pineapple would make me happy, too. Weird.
Hope you had a great weekend!