The flowers are 2 punched pieces of DSP, glued to the stick, and have 3 dimensionals between them to keep them sturdy and separated. I put beans in the bottom to hold the sticks (I thought they looked a little like dirt, so it works for the flower theme). The teachers loved them, and Nikki signed the back of the yellow flower. I just wish that I would have put some ribbon around the tops of the jars. I purchased the 3 jars at Wal-Mart --they come packaged together in a 3-pack.
Above, Nikki and her friends together for the last time (at least through middle school -- they could all end up at the same high school). With all the magnet schools, they are going their separate ways. Most of these girls have known each other since they were in kindergarten or before. Below, Cami with her two teachers -- they team taught, and have for a while. They are so so so wonderful with their students, and I learned to love them! They let us come in to the classroom on Friday (for Cami's birthday) and teach the class how to make homemade rootbeer and homemade ice cream. And Will did a magic show while the root beer was "cooking". Such a fun day. Got to love teachers that let kids really learn.
Thanks to all teachers out there who do their job because you love it -- we all know it isn't for the money! One reason we have stayed in Las Vegas is because we have found that about 95% (or more!) of the teachers who have taught our children are great, loving people who do their job very well. Thank you, thank you teachers and administrators who do the right thing for the right reason! You make a huge difference in our children's lives!