What is the connection between teaching and apples. I did a little research and two theories emerge. One, it was a gift of food for poorly paid teachers and the other, it represented a gesture of good health. Perhaps it is a combination of the two, but for whatever reason, apples have become representative of the relationship between teacher and student.
I thought it would be cute to take the little eos lip balm in melon (almost red don't you think?) and add a welcome back to some paper leaves and when that looked too plain I cut off an actual apple stem. The leaves and stem were easily attached with a little sticky - tac.
A nice gesture for the first week of school, I thought.
But hey, if your teacher is really special (and what teacher isn't) and you have the time there are a few other little things you could do ...
The classic apple was reimagined as an adorable cupcake by the authors of Hello Cupcake. (top picture) I love the Back to the Grind from Jacolyn Murphy. (there is a tea one as well) The sweet lined paper pouches are from Heather Shaw's Pi'losale on Etsy. Bakerella opted to do pencils as a push- pop instead of a cakepop. I really want to try to make cupcakes like that! I struggle with cake pops but The Crafting Chicks via Skip to my Lou made an adorable mini oreo pop that might be a little easier than a traditional cakepop.
Well ... Back to School ... Back to Reality ... Back to the grind. Just like the fresh new notebooks of school - I'm starting fresh this fall - into the throes of purging out the old and unnecessary and focusing on a clean fresh start for the new year of school. Instead of feeling sad at the summer ending, I'm welcoming back clean, crisp air and a new year of possibilities.