This is it, folks. Last day of school tomorrow. I have one more alarm to hear, seven more snooze buttons to push, fifty more exams to grade, and only 754 more freshman to hear screaming in the hallway. I see the light.
Unfortunately, the end of the year also means more work for me. Tonight I spent hours traveling around town for my kids’ teacher gifts. Thanks to my daughter’s massive meltdown the other day, this did not get done sooner. What kind of meltdown, you ask? Let’s just say as I carried her out of the store and she screamed, “Put Me Down” over and over, I was pretty sure someone was going to call the police. My muscles are tightening at the thought–I need to move on.
Anywho…my son is having a beach party on his last day of school. BEACH PARTY? Must be nice. That gave me an idea to run with the beach theme and get my sons’ teacher this:
Because it stressed me out trying to figure out what to do for an elementary teacher, I decided to get my daughter’s teacher this:
Real original, huh? I was working under a deadline here! I don’t know why I didn’t take pictures of the items out of the bucket, but here’s how it’s broken down.
$1.27 Water bottle-Michaels
$2.50 flip flops-Hobby Lobby (love those 1/2 off sales)
$1.00 Lemon tea water bottle packets-Target
$2.50 Beach towel-Target (dollar-ish section)
Grand Total: $13.26! Not bad, you thrifty little shopper, you. Both teachers have kids, so I figure the bucket will get used. Who doesn’t wear flip-flops and drink water? Hellloooo? People Magazine! That’s my argument.
My daughter has another teacher who helps in the room quite a bit, so I got her this:
I originally wanted to get her a gift card for a movie, but then I saw the movie popcorn container for (again) $1.00 at Target. I said to myself, “Self? How cute would that be to give as a gift?” Sooooo…she gets the gift card, some candy, popcorn, AND a cute container to eat the popcorn out of–all while remembering how ingenious her student’s mom is.