Thursday, June 10, 2010 do you say 'Thank you'

to an amazing group of people who have gone above and beyond the requirements of their job and embraced your child and allowed them to grow and blossom into their fullest potential?

Emma Sage is just about to finish up her 2nd grade year.......fully included in a co-teaching classroom with two amazing teachers and the classroom has one incredible aide, who all see each child for the unique individual they are and give them the tools to reach for the stars.

So I put together the following 'Thank you' gift for each one.

A Tote-bag that is hand-painted with tulips to symbolize 'Down syndrome' and the "Welcome to Holland" reference [along with the essay tucked inside]

Inside the following tote-bag is:

....a Sadoku book with the sentiment 'Thank you for helping me with math'

.....a box of note cards with 'Thank you for letting me express myself'

.....a box of tea with the thoughts 'Thank you for your patience and nurturing and being a part of my life'

.....a candle with the sentiment 'Thank you for letting me shine'

.......a gift certificate for the Califon Book Shop with the thoughts 'Thank you for encouraging my love of books'

....sunscreen with the thoughts 'Thank you for keeping me safe'

.......a bag of sunflower seeds with the sentiment 'Thank you for recognizing my potential'

.....a gift certificate to the Long Valley Pub and Brewery with the thoughts 'Thank you for Celebrating my accomplishments with me'

and there you have it.......

The best way I could come up with for saying 'Thank you' to such an incredible group of educators!