My childrens' teachers have asked for a donation be made to a local charity in lieu of gifts this Christmas. I am overjoyed that the school has decided to do this but I know how much my kids love to give their teachers Christmas gifts. So I have decided to make something with my guys so they can give to their teachers in addition to the donation we will make.
Last year I saw on a blog someone made note pads for their teachers with "A note from Mrs. Smith" at the top of each page. (I am sorry I cannot for the life of me remember what blog this is from...if it is yours please let me know so I can give you credit) The process to make these note pads is extremely easy and cost nothing if you have the supplies on hand, like I did.
Printer paper (15 sheets)(I used resume paper)
Card stock paper (1 sheet)
Rubber Cement glue
Method: Sorry the photos aren't great; I am doing this in the evening.
Create a Word document and separated the page into 4 equal sections. You can either create 4 'text boxes' or divide the page into 2 columns and hit enter a lot :).
I typed "A note from Miss Smith" for my daughter's English teacher and "Une note de Mlle Smith" for her French teacher.
I made three lines around the text to make it look like the lines in a note book (you know the solid lines with the dotted line in between).
Using the Rubber Cement, glue the top of the pad with 5 or 6 thin layers of glue. After each layer I move the clips to the top of the page to make sure the pages are pressed tightly together. I have used old cards to get a good seal.
What do you think?