It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! This is a first for us, as my son is now attending a preschool program a few days a week. I scoured Pinterest and found so many cute ideas for teacher appreciation gifts, but then I learned that each teacher had already put together a list of “suggestions” of the gift cards they would like to receive. Now, I’m not sure how I feel about a gift registry of sorts for teacher appreciation week, but I decided to go along with it and bought each teacher a gift card to somewhere I have a hunch they will like.
Nonetheless, I still wanted to do something personal for Beckett’s teachers to let them know that we really do appreciate the very important work they do in teaching young children! I really wanted to come up with something that Beckett could help to create – but that’s a challenge with a 16 month old. Since one of Beckett’s favorite activities at school each day is art, I decided to create a card for each teacher that Beckett could color.
Each classroom at the preschool is identified by a specific animal – and Beckett’s class is knows as the Eager Elephants. I searched around online for some cute elephant clip art that I could use in making the card, and ended up coming across this great coloring page from the Dr. Seuss book “Horton Hears a Who.” And, of course, when I think of “Horton” I immediately think of the wonderful quote from the book, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” What a perfect quote to embody the important work done by teachers of 12 to 18 month old kiddos! So, I downloaded the coloring page and used Photoshop to add the quote to at the top.