Thank You Note Freebie

In my teaching team’s area, we’re passionate about saying, “thanks” to guests, volunteers, and co-workers.


Rather than spending money on bundles of cards, my team teachers and I decided to make our own notes this year. I created these, pattern and all, using humble Microsoft Word. I say that to reassure you that you don’t need to splurge on a fancy program to create cute, happy documents for your classroom.

From there, it was easy to swap out colors so we’d have several options. Continue reading “Thank You Note Freebie”

Valentine’s Day Cards For my Little Ones

Holidays, birthdays, and the like are a favorite of mine. Really, any opportunity to celebrate gets me excited and fills my heart. There’s something about not just feeling joy, but intentionally searching for it, that make these special occasions dear to me. Is anyone else with me?

However, age has slowly replaced the exploding-jack-in-the-box with a more quiet happiness. I am content with this, but still have a secret way to experience both kinds of holiday cheer.

You see, I teach at an elementary school. I am convinced that no one (not celebrities, socialites, event planners, nor even royalty) celebrates with as much determination as a group of twenty-eight 6-and-7 year olds.

You who are blessed with children of your own know exactly what I mean. Bright eyes expecting Santa; a child on the morning of his birthday, quietly wondering what the day will hold; or an impending visit from the tooth fairy all are just better with sweet peas around.
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