Guess who is trying to be a teacher’s pet?
As I mentioned in a previous post, I was planning to give XXL fans to Aki’s teachers. So silly of me to think that those Donya fans will cost less than 100 pesos. I had to think fast and cheesy and cheap because I only had 15 hours until Aki’s last day in summer school. Tsk tsk tsk. Cramming is not one of my forte but I am quite proud of the gifts that I came up with. What I lacked in the budget department, I tried to make up for in my creativity and cheesy-ness. Haha. More on those gifts later.
For now, allow me to showcase my giftwrapping. If you have been reading my blog, you’d know that I love DIY creative gift wraps. Normally, I research and plan ahead of time. However, since Father Time was not on my side, I had to again think fast and cheap. Good thing, I remembered Rianne and Irene‘s giftwrapping posts late last year.
For the wrapper, I used one of the artworks that Aki made sometime last March. Or was that Feb? I had been telling myself that I need to throw out that giant artwork since it is not display-worthy. It does pay not to listen to yourself and be lazy sometimes.
For the tags, I copied Irene’s chalkboard idea. Sandpaper+colored chalk= cute gift tags!
Put the tags and the wrappers together, and tadah!
Check out the message on the tags. Special thanks to Jyl for writing the messages.
Can you guess what is inside?
Message – Tic Tac Tic Tac Tic Tac. I will be counting the days until our next class.
The gift – Tic Tac packs in 5 different flavors
Message – You are MINT to be a teacher
The gift – An assortment of mint flavored treats like Fox’s, Goya Mint Chocolates, Wriggley Mint Bubblegum etc
Message – You are TEA-rrific
The gift – A box of tea bags
Anyhoot, just want to document the feedback that I got from Teacher Jam
These are Aki’s commendable traits
– Already knows the lessons.
– Participates in class most of the time and follows instructions
toyo crying spells
– Does not hit his classmates. Nor does he grab other’s toys.
And these are his areas for improvement
– Does not sit still. Actually, according to Teacher Jam, everyone except for the one and only girl in the class, does not stay in his chair.
– Reprimands his classmates when they cry. Hahaha. When someone is crying, Aki would Ssshhh them. One time, Aki put his hands over a classmate’s mouth because the classmate would not keep quiet. Yikes!
Can’t wait for the start of the school year! I have already volunteered to be the parent-teacher of the day come September. I also asked what would be the needed costumes for future activities. To my dismay, there aren’t a lot of costumes that I can DIY. I also asked about the policy on birthday parties. Oh, and how can I miss checking on the field trips. They already have a venue in mind. Good thing I asked. Aki might get bored if we go there before the actual field trip. Teacher Tina said they are open to suggestions, so I am now researching for alternatives.
I haven’t checked if there is a Parent Teacher Organization but I am already preparing my campaign materials. Joke!