how's everyone doing? i have been absent lately because i can't find my camera's battery charger. that is number one on my priority list today - i need to take some pictures! so anyways, i have things to show you, but you'll have to settle for some links instead.
first up - so glad to have this how-to on making cookie boxes. next year! i always give cookies to the neighbors.
this year, i made these cookie jar mixes for all the bus drivers, teachers, and paras at our school. our kids have 4 bus drivers, 4 paras, and 2 teachers. so yep, i used a whole case of quart jars! and i have 2 left for last minute gifts. i did find the recipe a little dry, so i used 2 tsp. vanilla and the cookies were so good! i used red and green m&ms for the preschool teachers, and chocolate chips for the other teachers. i also made one jar with peanut butter and vanilla chips.
we have a very small school, and one of my favorite things is that the entire school does everything together. field trips - all grades on one bus. the 5th and 6th graders read to the preschoolers. the kgtn and 1st graders have recess together. and as a result, all of the teachers are working with our kids. so i wanted to do something for everyone. i made one batch and wrapped them individually with saran wrap, twisting the ends like a giant wrapped candy. i piled them on a red platter with a cardstock sign saying "thanks for being so sweet". i left that in the teacher's lounge for everyone who works there.
so what are you making for teacher gifts?