30 Amazing Teachers ~ Caitlin

Hi everyone! My name is Caitlin O'Bannon and I blog over at The Kinder Garden. I am so excited to be guest posting here and I am beyond honored that my WONDERFUL friend, Cassandra, chose me to be featured as one of her 30 Amazing Teachers this week! She is a person who has been such an encourager, supporter, and great friend in my life... so for her to include me in this means a lot to me!

Since this whole series she is doing is about inspiring and encouraging educators, I thought I'd share an idea for how you can spread a little happiness and thoughtfulness to people on your school campus this October with a simple little holiday gift just to show them how much they are appreciated!

I have always loved doing nice things for people in my life to show them I appreciate them, especially my grade level teammates at school. They always do so much to help and support me that it's the least I can do to say thank you! It's always so fun to do something like this during holidays, especially, because you can put together cute, inexpensive little gifts with a theme! So when I saw these adorable Halloween-themed soaps at Bath and Body Works, I knew I wanted to do something fun with them.

This little spooky soap gift package could not be any easier to throw together! Here's what I used to create the finished product:

I found these adorable Halloween popcorn containers in the Target dollar section! They are the perfect size to hold one of the soap dispensers.

I used these cute (free!) tags from Eighteen25, printed them out, and attached them to the soap dispensers with a piece of jute rope.

Then I wrapped a piece of tissue paper around the soap dispenser and stuck it inside the popcorn container so that it fluffed out at the top, like this!

And voila! You have a simple, thoughtful, inexpensive gift to shower your teammates and coworkers with!

I can't wait to give these to my first grade teammates this week! 

For more ideas, freebies, and teaching resources, feel free to drop by and visit me at my blog by clicking the button below! 

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