Thursday, August 23, 2012

NCNY Day Eight: {New Traditions}: Teacher Appreciation

Dearest Lilly, in addition to making me feel loved everyday with your encouraging comments and inspirational posts, your illustration of loving others is contagious. Like your example of appreciating our children's teachers ~ both past and present. Sweet readers, you'll want to check out her meaningful post on Paying It Backwards.

We are bringing John and Arielle's past and present teachers fabulous jars of sweetness (thank you, Lilly) along with books from our local public library book sale*. 

By making simple book library labels and sharing them with a teacher, a borrowed book lives on to inspire a multitude of children to love reading. 

Books from a public library book sale* are a great way to help teachers grow their classroom library. Adding a book label from their student visually reminds them that they've made a significant impact on the life of our children.

Have some creative ideas on teacher appreciation, or are you a teacher that has received meaningful gifts from your students? Please share.

*I'm always sublimely surprised by the borrowed beauty for sale at our local public library book sale table. Hardback books for fifty cents, paperbacks are five for a dollar. In addition to books, they also sell music and audio-book CD's, videos and dreamy magazines. We have occasionally found computer literacy games as well. Visit your library today.

I made the book library labels in PhotoScape.

Four days and our school year begins. You can find more NCNY inspiration here.

xoxo Michele

Why buy happiness when the library shares it. E-books, audio-books, and digital downloads are at your local library, just visit here or your local library website for complete information.

1 comment:

I am LOVD said...

Well, aren't you so sweet my friend!!! I love the book giving idea. My son's school has a birthday book donation where each student gets to donate a book and has their name plate on the inside for it to be there forever in their collection. It's so great to see books donated on the shelves that are from 1976!!!