I honestly believe that next to family, the most important people in my child's life are his teachers. I am honored to be part of the Staff Appreciation Committee at Payton's school and for our first year, we wanted to make Teacher's Appreciation week a HUGE success.
We had parents write notes for their child's teachers and I read them aloud at all-school assembly that takes place every morning. Monday, we provided breakfast and huge banner made by some students. Wednesday they had lunch provided and Friday I made a cake. They got a couple little notions throughout the week and also a book assembled by us that had writings from each of their students.
I had chosen a cake that I thought I could do, but with Payton's birthday the week before, I was about fed up with cake. On Thursday night at 7pm, I finally sat down to decorate the cake I had been assembling over the last 24 hours. What was I going to do? Finally, it came to me!! The school mascot!! (created by Payton's infamous Uncle Jason...geez, he's getting a lot of face time this week!!)
It only took me about 5 hours to make the ingredients for the decorating and then decorate it. Not too bad really. And it was a huge success!! All the staff loved it and thought it looked great!