I got a 24 pack of the Ticonderoga - the best pencils. I split them up and bundled 11 pencils for each teachers (and got to keep 2). Again, you could get the cheap, Dollar Store variety, but I know that many times those pencils are not worth even sharpening.
I kept it very simple - wrapping them in red and white curling ribbon like I did the red pens on the 2nd day. Making them look like a candy cane and attached extra curling ribbon and the tag, which reads:
For the 11th day of Christmas,
Some pencils I hope you'll need,
(school name) is so lucky
to have you, indeed!
So, only 1 day left. The final reveal is coming up. It is an extra special gift. I spent quite a bit of time creating them.
Another quick crafty item. I wanted to share what I did for my 12 yo's teachers. Now that he is in middle school, he has 6 teachers. I couldn't do something like the 12 days for 6 teachers, and I didn't want to do something too "cute" (embarrassment is a factor for 7th grade boys). I thought that something useful, easy to carry 6 of them, and inexpensive. I got your basic Composition Books at Target for .94 each (plus 5% off using the Red Card). If you picked up a bunch during the back to school sales, they were only .50 each. Anyway, I decorated each one with papers appropriate for that teacher's subject, added ribbon with a loop for a pen and gift done!
|For his science teacher|
|For his pre-calculus teacher|
|For his English Language Art teacher|
|For his Social Science/History teacher|
|For his World Language teacher|
|For his PE teacher|