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End of year gifts, do parents pay too much?

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.

Colby was in Turtles class
Amelia was in Elephant class

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.

Door plaques

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?

Not perfect but she loves it!
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“Why is there a kid in here?”…..

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….

Taken from an internet search.

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!)

https://www.wyattandjack.com/

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.

You mean I cannot recycle the kids into a new bike?

Check out my Instagram post about this amazing company, and have a look at their website and Instagram page.

My Instagram post https://www.instagram.com/p/CQqmVh7AvJs/?utm_medium=copy_link

Wyatt and Jack website – https://www.wyattandjack.com/

Wyatt & Jack Instagram https://instagram.com/wyattandjack?utm_medium=copy_link