Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2, 4, 6, 8.....


Last week was all about teacher appreciation at school, and we Alton Boys definitely know how to express our gratitude to deserving people - through baking and crafting!  We had thought there would be a few things that the class would do as a whole for the teachers, but in the end it would up being a free-for-all, so we cooked up a little something special for every day of teacher appreciation week on our own.

On Monday we sent in a basket of homemade muffins (blueberry, and banana coconut) along with some Simply Orange juice, with notes telling our teachers that they are "simply" the best!

On Tuesday we sent in big loaves of pumpkin chocolate chunk bread wrapped in pretty pink cellophane and tied up with bows......and I (shockingly) didn't take a picture of them.

On Wednesday the teachers got Mason jars full of Smarties candies with a note and an original drawing by Joseph on the lid.  I'm not sure what flowers have to do with being a "smartie," but I just let him draw whatever he wanted to draw.

On Thursday Miss Rockwell got this artwork that we printed out (from here), framed, and personalized with a note on the back.  Joseph was so happy about this one for some reason.  I originally planned to tie some balloons to the hanger on the back, but I still can't drive and couldn't get to the store.

(It says "especially my teacher.  I love Miss Rockwell" in case you can't tell.)

And on Friday, we sent in cake pop flower bouquets.

And since that would have been incredibly cruel to let all the kids see them but not get to eat them, I sent in about an extra 5 dozen cake pops - some red velvet, some chocolate - for the whole class to enjoy.  Joseph's classmate Gwen said to her mom, "Joseph's dad is baking himself crazy this week."  Not "making" himself crazy, "baking" himself crazy.  Ha!  There were a lot of happy 5 and 6 year olds thanking me on Friday afternoon.  Not a single child saved one for their parents.  

Lastly, for those of you who really can't get enough of all this stuff, here's a video of Joseph's class doing a "circle of thanks" that Edison's mom organized.  Luckily Joe Joe is the 2nd kid in so you don't have to watch the whole thing!

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