I have been blessed to be the daughter of one of the most amazing teachers around. She's the teacher you dream of your child having... the kind that former students return to visit year after year, even when they are in grad school. I have attended so many functions with my mother of the years as a show of support for her students (present and former). There have been ballet recitals, soccer games, local community fairs, and even high school plays (my mother teaches elementary).
Since high school, I have often tried to leave something special for my mother to kick off her school year. There have been notes hidden in her desk, sweet treats, and even a package delivered from a co-conspirator when I was in college. It hasn't been every year. But, I do like when I can do something special to honor such an amazing woman. This year, I decided her classroom needed cheer... sunflowers and daisies in a pencil vase and a milk carton of candy, courtesy of Paper Crane's adorable milk carton printable.