Saturday, 21 July 2012

An apple for the teacher

The end of term has come and gone and this year seems to have whizzed by. My girls have had some fantastic teachers this year and we are so happy that they love school - making friends and learning lots of new things.

We repeated the project we did last year for my older girl's two teachers and made some Thank You mini books. We sent out letters to all the children in the class along with two apple shaped pieces of card and asked them to write about what was their favourite thing about this year, or a thank you, or draw a picture. We had some great responses and lots of the children sent back pages (14 out of 21). I always feel a bit embarrassed to ask families to do this at the end of term as it's such a busy time for everyone, but I had lots of comments from parents who thought it was a wonderful idea.

The chipboard covers are from an Apple coaster minibook by Maya Road and we decorated the covers using paper and stickers from the Summertime collection by Echo Park. One of the teachers came out to see me on the last day to say thank you for the lovely books. She had no idea how we had got all the children involved!

I put this page together recently too. It's not my usual choice of materials, but I really like it. The background paper came from an old DCWV stack of school papers and it matched the photo so perfectly that I had to use it. The square, multicoloured tags behind the title are by Making Memories and they have been in my embellishment box for ages (probably at least 8 years!). I managed to use them all up in one go.


  1. Love how you've used those tags. I also delved into old stash to make a layout tonight-it's a great feeling isn't it??

  2. What a great idea! I love the shape of the book.

  3. Loving the book. The LO is really eyecqatching

  4. Love the book and the LO - what a great way to use up those tags! Can see mine appearing on a LO soon too! Thank you!

  5. I love the apple books and what a super idea :) I have some tags like that somewhere in my stash too....thanks for inspiring me to get them out and have a play :)