Thank You Teachers

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I just finished up two cards for my son’s 4th grade teachers. They are both delightful and remarkable people. His lead teacher, Mandy, is wonderfully grounded and patient. Yelena, the intern teacher, has amazing energy and has done some really interesting projects this year which have included taking the kids rock climbing and learning about fair trade chocolate. When we were in San Francisco’s amazing chocolate shop, Cocobella, my son asked if the chocolate was fair trade. The “kids” running the shop had no idea and asked my son what fair trade was. He gave them an amazingly detailed answer. Thank you Yelena!

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So for all the amazing teachers out there I wish I could make a card for each of you. Your energy, love and enthusiasm is greatly needed by today’s children. I thank you open heartedly for all you do.

The kids will all sign these cards with little stories or favorite things from the year.

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Here’s a little detail of one of the wonderful bugs from the artist’s paper I used to collage the front of the cards.

School’s almost out and I, for one, am ready to ditch the homework and run free!

6 Responses to Thank You Teachers

  1. stephanie says:

    Fran, beautiful cards and a wonderful idea to have each kid sign and share…you’re a cool mom…and I’m thinking the great teachers are just as happy to have you on board!

    x…x
    s

  2. Sheryl Cancellieri says:

    Fran –

    you are so talented. i am for sure going to artfest with you come next march. you are an injection for my heart. Sabine is asking me for a cup of coffee (as i write). she already loves espresso. my grandmother Connie would be so proud. i want to let you know you have (and my girlfriend Johanna) inspired be to begin a blog. i will make my first entry today and go back in the year with some key events. …like the birth of August. where to begin? but, just writing you now is giving me some ideas.

    much love,

    sheryl

    can’t wait for Whitney’s visit in july.

  3. Lisa Hoffman says:

    There’s that amazing style of yours with it’s “Zing”. Unique every time.
    Hail to all teachers and to Moms who “Get it” and say
    “Thanks, you matter….”

    More visual vitamins from the hands of F.M.

    Leese

  4. aimee says:

    these are beautiful, fran! i love the colors and the oversized flowers w/the tiny tazo details. it’s stirring up thoughts i had for making something for my girls’ teachers but the project never got past the *noodling* phase. maybe next year. thanks for the continued inspiration, aimee

  5. aimee says:

    these are beautiful, fran! i love the colors and the oversized flowers w/the tiny tazo details. it’s stirring up thoughts i had for making something for my girls’ teachers but the project never got past the *noodling* phase. maybe next year. thanks for the continued inspiration, aimee

  6. Mary Ann says:

    100% FABULOUS.
    Oh Fran, those cards are going to be cherished! Talented teachers getting homemade art from talented parent. what could be bettah?
    fair trade chocolate?
    yes, please.

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