My 7 year old daughter, Iris, is a mover and a shaker. She is full of ideas, has a kind heart, is always busy and is constantly trying to change the world.
Yesterday, Iris asked me for several small gift bags.
Apparently, Iris is in full Christmas Spirit mode because she had created gifts for all of her teachers. I asked her if she perhaps thought it was a little early for Christmas present giving but she disagreed. It clearly is never too early to start doling out Christmas cheer according to her.
I had to hide my chuckles when I saw what she came up with.
Personalized cards in the shape of a Christmas tree with a special message on back and each teacher received some of her Halloween candy.
The messages on the back of the cards were the hit of my day:
To: (Mrs. Art Teacher)
Merry Christmas! Thank you for teaching me about lots of art paintings! My favorite thing you teached us is to make portfolios. Did you know the elephant is kind of simple? From Art Girl, Iris
To: (Mrs. Gym Teacher)
Merry Christmas! Thank you for teaching us ALMOST everything! I really like stuff you teach us! From, Gym Girl Iris
To: (Mrs. Librarian)
Merry Christmas! Did you know I love books? Thank you for letting us check out books! From your book lover, Iris
To: (Mr. Gym Teacher)
Merry Christmas! I really like what you teach us in P.E. or gym! Do you know my favorite thing in gym? Yoga!! From Yoga Girl, Iris
Iris said she still has more teachers to give to so she will be working on more throughout the week! I can’t wait what other monikers she gives herself!!
That is so sweet!!! Mom told me yesterday about Cesar and him knowing his letters and stuff. Oh my gosh, that is so amazing!!! Your kids got all the greatest traits, especially the kindness. I just love that so much!
Yeah, they are pretty terrific kids….most of the time!!
Too sweet! What a thoughtful and creative girl. Keep us posted on her other names – I can’t wait to see!
Yeah, I’m anxious too! I had no idea she was so into yoga…can’t wait to see what else I will learn!!
Adding queen….spelling star…..science scholar….the possibilities are endless!
Iris is so thoughtful! I’m sure she melted her teacher’s hearts. I especially loved the “yoga girl” card. Wish they offered yoga in my children’s school. Sounds like fun! 🙂
I think it is pretty amazing they have a yoga unit too! Last year they had a Zumba unit!! I don’t remember doing anything cool like that when I was a kid!
My son did yoga at the Y, and it was so sweet at the end of the class when the kids put their hands over their hearts and sent lovingkindness out to the world!
Oh wow, that IS really sweet!
so sweet that she is making them so personal and all on her own. my 5 year old has started finding random crap around the house to pass on to her poor, unsuspecting teacher. so far she has received “a jewel” from the craft kit, a note that says I love you and rock spray painted silver. Kids are so thoughtful. 🙂
OH MY LORD!!! That is soooo funny!! I hope there is lots of other kids doing this so they don’t think us parents are behind these ideas! What must their teachers think?!!
luckily this is her teacher’s first year teaching so she actually saved some of the silly little things because she was so touched that a student thought of her. I’m guessing the “treasures” that the kids bring her won’t seem so special much longer! haha!
She sure does know how to spin her image — I see great things ahead for her!
I love it! Iris appears to be a very multi-faceted young lady. My fave: “Thank you for teaching us ALMOST everything.” HA!
that one kind of made me cringe!! What does that mean?? I think the other gym teacher is Iris’s main gym teacher and the girl gym teacher is for different grades but is probably still around quite a bit for all the classes! I don’t know for sure but yeah, that “ALMOST” nearly made me choke!!
Her teachers are going to LOVE those! I love it when kids want to take the time to make things, especially something that simple and sweet!
When Ezra was in kindergarten, he wanted to make cards for EVERYONE. I mean even the lunch ladies and the janitor. So we set to work. I got him a foam Christmas tree stamp, and we made cards stamping green paint on them with glitter. Then I let him write a little message inside of each of them. Other than the cat sitting on some of the cards and getting a sparkly green butt, they turned out pretty cute. And everyone was so touched that he thought of them.
Brynn has been “wrapping presents” for everyone. She takes a box, draws a picture to put in it, and then “wraps” the box with a piece of paper and presents it to the recipient, usually me. I love the fact that we are instilling a spirit of giving in these kids! It makes the holidays so worth it!
haha!! That is so funny! I love the cat with the sparkly green butt!! Yes, we have some good kiddos!!
My only regret is not capturing a picture of the sparkly green butt.
I’m pretty upset you didn’t get it either!!!
My favorite blog post today! You’ve got a cool kid on your hands!
Well thank you so much for the very nice compliment!! I appreciate it!!
What a special little girl you have there! This has to be a proud mommy moment for you, since it is obviously a reflection of your loving parenting. Great job!
Thank you very much!! It is nice to see when they do nice things for others and not have to tell them or urge them to do these things!! There’s enough “other” kind of moments that you need a few of these to offset THOSE!!
what a sweetheart! 🙂 she is so sweet! I love the “From Art Girl, Iris”, she will be a lot like her mom, I’m sure! 🙂
Awww, thanks! It is fun to think we will share the love of art together through the years!
These are great. I bet the teachers are going to love them.
She said she got lots of hugs from the teachers so I think they were a hit!
I love that she gave herself a new title to sign by per teacher! That is very creative, that is!! 😀
I think I need to start implementing this new way of signing everything! Thanks for stopping by! From Blogging Girl, Melissa
Best post of the day by far.From Blogging Friend, Liz
haha!!! Thank you so much!! Your blogging buddy, Melissa
Those are so adorable! Homemade gifts from children are the absolute BEST! I love how she is so honest with the gym teacher. Ha Ha!
Thank you…perhaps a little too honest I think!!
How sweet. I subbed pre-K yesterday and one little girl kept making me bracelets. I love elementary kids!
I didn’t realize you were a substitute teacher!! that has to be an absolute blast working with that age group!!
Yep. I sub a couple days a week. I stick with Pre-K to 6th. Middle school and high school kids are scary. Not all of them, but enough for me to stay away.
Iris is 7 not 17???? How creative and brilliant is she??!! Loved her idea and her greetings..what a proud mum you must be xx 🙂
haha!! Yes, sometimes she has me rubbing my head wondering how she can only be 7! She has her moments of being a little sweetie!
I fell in love with her at this precise moment.
What a great kid! I work in a school and it is always heart-warming to hear really appreciation from the kids!
Oh I bet! I like that she includes everyone within the school and not just her regular teacher, whom she also made a card for! I think the people who teach gym and help on the playground don’t get as much appreciation as they deserve!
That is too cute! You know how we’re always saying you’re kids are so cute and wonderful? I think some of that praise needs to go to you. Children learn from us and the sweetness of your children is clearly a reflection of you… a great mom!
Well thank you so much! That is a really wonderful compliment! I really appreciate it!
OMG. If I weren’t at work, I would be laughing out loud. This is a great story. You have clearly imparted tons of creativity on your kids. LOVE it!!
Thanks for reading and I’m glad I didn’t get you in trouble at work!! I love when kids use their imagination!!
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What a SPECIAL kind of caring idea. Way to GO! Thank you for sharing. Best, Mtetar
Thank you so much for checking it out! Have a wonderful day!
The very same to you. Best, Mtetar