Personalized ‘Thank You for Being My Teacher’ Printable To Go With Your Teacher Gift
BY JEN KOSSOWAN, MAMA.PAPA.BUBBA
Jun 15, 2018
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, it’s already time to start thinking about teacher appreciation gifts. In the past we’ve created a potted salad garden and a potted flower pen bouquet, but this year we will include this 'Thank you for being my teacher’ print-out with a purchased gift. We’ll probably mount it on coloured card stock or put it into a pretty frame of some sort, but wouldn’t it be amazing if every child in the class made one and we had it bound into a book?! Oh my heart! A full class book would make for such a beautiful, meaningful gift.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- ‘Thank you for being my teacher’ printable
- a pencil & eraser
- a black fine liner
- coloured pencils or crayons
First, let’s start with the draft. How much or how little you support your child through the process of completing the bullet-point lists and sentences will depend on their reading and writing skills, as well as how ‘kid-made’ you want the finished project to be. In my opinion, invented spelling is awesome and perfection is overrated, but either way, the one thing I would suggest is having your little one complete the project in pencil first. This way mistakes can easily be fixed and changes can be made. You know your little one best, so sit down and work on this together, or let them do it completely independently — or a little bit of both — it’s up to you!
Once you and your little one have reviewed the draft, invite them to trace their pencil lines with a black fine liner. While this step is optional, I do think it makes kid-printing pop and the overall project look super polished.
Now that the words and drawings have been traced in black fine liner, give it few minutes to set (so it dries completely dry), then allow your child to gently erase the extra pencil marks.
Lastly, invite your little one to add some colour to their project. Of course the drawing of your child and their teacher can be coloured in, but encourage them to also colour the banners, the little arrows and even the page border.
Once it's coloured, that’s it! Your beautiful ‘Thank you for being my teacher’ poster is ready for gifting.