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How are the kids already headed back to school? It seems like I was just writing posts about how we were preparing for summer break, and now I’m writing about the start of the school year. That went way too quickly! As an educator myself, I love to start the year off right, so I prepare thoughtful gifts for each of my children’s teachers. This school year, Richard is leading the PTA’s Wellness Committee, so I thought an apple-themed wellness back-to-school teacher gift basket would be perfect! Here’s what I included in each gift basket.
Back-to-School Teacher Gift Basket Materials:
- Wooden crate or other basket to hold contents
- Shredded crinkled kraft paper
- Small chalk board & chalk board markers
- Teacher mug
- Cup & pencils
- Apple-themed items – bookmarks, notecards, certificates, etc.
- Clothes pins
- Nature Made® Melatonin Gummies
- Nature Made® Vitamin C Chewable Tablets
- Printable Teacher Gift Tags
- Light-beige card stock
Back-to-School Teacher Gift Basket Directions:
Begin by selecting the right basket. First, I chose a deep wire mesh basket, which serves as a great container, but then you cannot see the contents. There’s something fun about a gift basket that allows you to see exactly what’s inside without having to open it all up, especially when the gift is colorful! I decided instead to use this shallow wooden crate. I purchased school-themed paper tape to decorate the outside of the crate to give it a fun feel!
Next, I placed shredded crinkled kraft paper inside the crate. What I like about this shredded paper is that you can push the contents of the basket down to hold them in place. Plus, it looks so decorative and can be re-purposed in a teacher’s craft bin. I thought this small chalkboard would be fun to welcome the new school year as well!
I purchased a variety of fun supplies my children’s teachers could use in their classrooms: bookmarks, pencils, clothespins, paper tape, pointer, bulletin board apples, a cup to hold the pencils and a “best teacher ever” coffee mug.
To truly make this a wellness basket, I included the following:
Nature Made® Melatonin Adult Gummies from Walmart are a great-tasting, easy way to help support sleep.† Each strawberry-flavored gummy provides 2.5 mg of melatonin and helps your body reset its sleep/wake cycle.† The orange-flavored Nature Made® Vitamin C 500mg Chewable Tablets is an antioxidant that helps support the immune system and helps neutralize free radicals in the body.† Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron†. Many Americans are not consuming enough vitamin C through their diet alone (about 37%), making it a common nutrient gap in the US.3
I also added a fun printable tag to my gift. Download this free PDF – Printable Teacher Gift Tags – with four different gift tag options. Everyone loves a good apple teacher pun, right? I like printing these on light beige kraft paper, but you can use white card stock instead.
A well-functioning immune system is foundational for your health. Head to Walmart where you can purchase Nature Made® Melatonin Gummies and Nature Made® Vitamin C Chewable Tablets in the Pharmacy section. Nature Made® gives you the assurance that you’re getting the nutrients you seek.
Do you give your child’s teacher a Back-to-School Teacher Gift? What does it include?
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Clipart from ©MyClipArtStore† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.3. Fulgoni VL, Keast DR, Bailey RL, Dwyer J. Foods, fortificants, and supplements: where do Americans get their nutrients? J Nutr. 2011;141:1847-54.