Last week I sent home two flower petals with each student in JDaniel's preschool class. I asked each student's mom to help them decorate and place a message one petal for their teacher and her teaching assistant.
Yesterday I collected all the petals and put together the class thank you flowers. The teacher at Hillside Elementary had taped the petals of the flower in place. I wanted the teachers to be able to spread the petals out and fold them back in.
Each petal received a hole from a hole punch at one end. I then cut out two pink felt circles and cut small slits in their centers. Next I placed on pink felt circle on the the brad. After the circle was in place, I added the decorate petals from the class. Finally I added the other pink circle.
I did the same thing for both teacher's thank you flowers.
Why did I do it this way?
Many of the students decorated or had messages that went the full length of the petal. By using felt instead of cardboard the teachers could lift up the circle to read the full message or take in the full picture.
How do you remember your child's teacher or teachers at the end of the year?