For the assistant in Clare's class, I filled a pretty star-shaped candle holder with Hershey's Hugs and Kisses candies. A note attached that read, "Hugs and Kisses to a Super Star," completed the gift.
Summer vacation was the theme of the gifts Emmeline gave her third grade teachers. I found cute personal-size cooler bags at our local Kroger and got a fantastic deal on insulated cups. I used the bags as gift bags. A hand-written note from Emmeline and me, the cup, along with a little tissue paper, and the gifts were done.
One last gift was for the dear woman who stands on duty every day in the car-rider line. She calls the name of your children into the walkie-talkie so the teachers on duty can have your children ready when you pull up to the porch. She always has a beautiful smile on her face. She learned the girls' names within a day or two. Since we were new to the school, it meant so much to me because it made me feel like we belonged. It's just a little token, but I wanted her to know how much she meant to us. I wrote a note to express my gratitude and gave it to her with a Sonic gift card. I just crumpled one clear favor bag inside another one to resemble ice, placed the card and a straw in the other bag, and tied it with a ribbon. Simple, but cute, and she was so surprised.