Thursday, August 13, 2015

Back To School Breakfast & Teacher Treats

Since the beginning of the school year is upon us, I thought today would be a great time to revisit a post I wrote last year....just in case you *might* need a few ideas, too :)

  Since last year was my first year out of the classroom, I was able to wake up early and surprise them with a back to school breakfast.   This was completely unnecessary and over the top.  Ridiculous and absurd.  {Insert your adjectives here}.  BUT...every now and then I like to do things that surprise even myself ;)  And it was an added bonus that I didn't have to buy ONE.DARN.THING for this little special back to school breakfast!  Being a teacher with lots of goodies on hand sure has it's perks ;)

Like I said, I had everything on hand.  I randomly collect globes, so yes...I had those, too.  The only thing I really had to do was print out those little subway prints and put them in a few extra frames I had in my closet.   I haven't done anything like this in forever and I forgot how much I really do enjoy it.  Lawd knows this may never happen again ;)

After breakfast it was time for our annual first day of school pics.  If you have kids going back to school this week or next, you can make these, too!  I created a little power point file with grades Pre-K - 5th and all you have to do is insert your info. 

Here's the fonts you'll need...

You can download the power point and insert all of your own info :)

  Because I love teachers so much, I REALLY love to treat the boys teachers to little unexpected goodies throughout the year. There are a MILLION of these floating around out there, but I went and recreated the wheel because these are the "favorites" I wanted to know from their teachers.  There are lots of other teacher questionnaires out there, but they didn't have all these exact "favorites" included.  If this is something you think you can use, just click the pic below to download your copy.  
This really came in handy this past year!!!  I loved treating the boy's teachers to little goodies throughout the year and love that I didn't have to keep asking for their favorites :)

Speaking of little treats, I made these for the teachers for their first day of school!

I LOVED putting this together!!  I got plain terra cotta pots {Michaels} and painted them with black acrylic paint.  They dry in about 2 minutes so this was a SUPER quick project.  Then I just took a white paint pen and wrote the teachers last names on the surface.  I found that great little leopard print burlap ribbon and Michaels and used that to tie around the rim.  I only needed one roll of the ribbon.  Our school colors are blue & white.  I found that polka dotted tissue paper in the party section at Target.  Then I just started piling all the goodies inside.

Here's what I included....

There are TONS of ideas for teacher survival kits on Pinterest if you're wanting to assemble your own!

I tied little tags around each item with a little "blurb" about what it was for.  I did this BEFORE I realized it would've been easier to just type up a little something to put in the basket.  

If you want to create a little survival kit for your child's teacher...or your teammates...just click on the pic below for your printable download.

Hope this helps with your back to school planning, too!!


  1. What a great back to school post filled with terrific printables (thank you!). The survival kit is SO adorable - we're making one today! Any chance you have the survival kit sheet as an editable file? Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic idea!

  2. Do NOT call this ridiculous or absurd... your babies will treasure these memories and love that you care. =)