When I worked in education (for 20 years) I NEVER got an end of the year gift. I worked primarily with special needs and deaf children, and often didn’t get to see the parents or families more than once a year. I didn’t work in education for presents, don’t get me wrong there, but watching teacher receiving 35+ presents made me wonder just how much parents actually spend.
Amelia had her teacher and 2 teaching assistants in her class this year, Colby had his teacher and a higher level teaching assistant.
I wasn’t going to do presents to start with, simply because I couldn’t afford it, but then had a thought, why not make my own.
I have been dabbling with nabbi bead art for a while, and I decided to put this skill (and Dan’s ironing skills – I cannot manage an iron with my wrist/arm pain) to use, these are the presents I made. I did cards for all 5 members of staff, and they also go a box of chocolates.
Then I had a think about extra presents for the teachers who did so much over this year for all the kids, and these are what I made. They are far from perfect, but I’m really happy with how they turned out.
I have been told that I should make things and sell them. I could do cards, hair clips (I already made one for Moo which I’ll include a photo of at the end), key rings, badges, magnets etc. What do you think?
Did you know that you can recycle a bouncy castle and a paddle/swimming pool? Me neither until yesterday!
We are currently homeschooling again with a 10 day isolation for both kids as someone at breakfast club tested positive. This is not a pleasant experience, Colby really struggles with schooling, and Moo hates when I have to pay him attention. By the end of the day….
I am tee-total, so I had a bottle of Lucozade instead. I also had some down time searching across the net where I came across this company who make AMAZING bags/pouches etc. How beautiful is this bag (I REALLY want one!)
These bags are made from recycled swimming/paddling pool and bouncy castles, how cool is that. Use and reuse.
I considered sending our old pools in to them, and rolling the kids inside them first, but. apparently I cannot do that however.
Check out my Instagram post about this amazing company, and have a look at their website and Instagram page.