Wed 8 Apr, 2009
If your kids have ever had a really rotten teacher (yes, there are plenty of them out there), then you know how wonderful it is when your kids have a really exceptional teacher. Someone who goes the extra mile, above and beyond their job duties to help children learn and prepare for life. The sad thing is that these exceptional teachers don’t typically get any better compensation or recognition than the apathetic, lousy, and detached teacher does. That’s why it’s important to show appreciation for those exceptional teachers out there. A little recognition from parents of their students goes a long way to help a teacher feel that their extra efforts don’t go unnoticed. Here’s where we as parents come in, by showing them appreciation with small token that will be treasured for a lifetime. One such token that I’ve found to be exceptional is a decorative tile (6″, 8″ or 12″) that can be created into a decor piece, or momento for the teachers desk. Something with a quote of gratitude, or teachers is usually appropriate.
In the sample tile in this photo, we took a 6″ tile, and using some vinyl lettering from wall stamps, we transformed an ordinary tile into a beautiful work of art – something that almost any teacher would love. The vinyl letters are pre-spaced, easy to install, and come packaged with installation instructions if purchased from Wall Stamps. Also, if you can’ t find a standard item you like, custom vinyl lettering is also always an option.