Yes, this might seem like an odd post to find on a homeschool blog, but if you've been here before, you know that this year we took the "buffet approach" to schooling.
That being said, as of May 23 we are officially full-time homeschoolers!! Yeah!
But the next five days mark the end of our boys' brick & mortar school experience and we've got some very special teachers to thank.
On Monday, some friends of mine and I packed up our kids and headed to a U-Pick Strawberry field. It was our first time to do a U-Pick but will not be our last. I highly recommend it.
In fact, I'm pretty sure it's an unspoken requirement for homeschool families to pick their own berries at some point in their education.
We had a blast and the boys worked really hard; those buckets get heavy after a while and they lugged them up and down row after row in the hot sun. Everyone slept really well that night ;).
So in honor of both events, for teacher gifts I grabbed some mason jars (oh, how I love thee...), some red gingham scrapbook paper, leftover red ribbon from Christmas and my huge bowl of fresh cut strawberries. The boys made cards for their teachers and we were DONE.
On the top of the lid I wrote "Thank you BERRY MUCH for being my Teacher." I know...cheesy...but fitting. Sorry for the blurry picture ;).
It cost me nothing (except the fraction of the $11/bucket strawberries) and looks so pretty and summer-ish. I kept mine in the freezer overnight but I suppose you could do the fridge. My only concern is the strawberries "breathing" so maybe leave the lid off.