Over the past two weeks, I’ve been busy working on Thank You cards for all of my students (well, most of my students). My last classes are approaching quickly and I want to give them something as a token of my appreciation for their hard work, and to remember me by—I’d like them to remember me as being nice. 🙂
I teach at three schools, but I’m only giving cards to the students at two of my schools. Shhh, don’t tell the third school. Within those two schools, I teach a total of 13 classes on a regular basis and with about 40 kids in each class, that’s about 520 cards I had to make… Last year, I made cards for all three of my schools, which was about 900 kids. I was a bit less ambitious this year.
I got most of my materials from Daiso (yay ¥100 store!). Only a few rolls of washi tape came from Tokyu Hands, but it was still inexpensive. The materials I used are: blank index cards, colored cardstock, washi tape, pre-cut decorated/colored strips of paper (they’re meant to be used for making paper chains), and stick glue. I hand-wrote everything, including a short message on the back of each card that reads: “Thank you for such an awesome year! Best of luck in the future!”
It was a lot of work and super time-consuming. I used all of my free time that I had at school and maybe an average of 3 hours a day at home. And it still took me a little over two weeks to finish them all. These kids better appreciate! Nah, it’s worth it. 🙂
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