The amazing women that have been teaching and loving my son while I work deserve to be honored and appreciated. Therefore, I've made it a priority to create gifts to show my appreciation each year. This year I decided to go with a "growing" theme since my little guy has grown up so much since he started at his Montessori school.
What better way to do this than with a plant?
Here is what you need:
- Clay pots
- Chalkboard spray paint
- Coffee filters
- Potting Soil
- Plant food (optional)
- Chalk marker
- Plant (I used Pothos Ivy because it would thrive in the artificial light of a classroom)
Step 1:Lay the clay pots outside on some newspaper and spray with the chalkboard spray paint.
It took about three thin coats to get an even surface.
Step 2:After the spray paint has dried (about an hour), line the bottom of each pot with a coffee filter and fill 3/4 full of potting soil. The coffee filters help to keep the potting soil from leaking out of the bottom of the pot, but allow water to drain through. Through a dash of plant food in if desired.
Step 3:Gently place your plant in the soil and cover with at least an inch of firmly packed potting soil. Go wash the dirt off of your hands. Have a sip of margarita or beer.
Step 4:Water your plants and let them sit in the dun for a bit to settle into their new homes.
Step 5:Write a sweet note to your child's teachers on the outside of the pots. Ours says "Thank you for helping me grow."
Step 6:Have your child present his/her teachers with their gift and say "Thank you!"