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It's Back-to-School Time! Tips for Starting Your Year Off Right!

by Falon
6. August 2013 09:00
FalonIt's about that time... back to school. While my kids are complaining about heading back to class, I'm rejoicing that we're getting back into a routine! It's quite the paradox – I can't wait for school to get out for the summer and then 6 weeks later I am eagerly awaiting the first day of school. Any other moms with me? I know I can't be alone in this.

My other secret? I love to shop. And back to school means back-to-school shopping! Is there anything better than a new back pack, a fresh set of markers, clean folders, and blank notebooks? Absolutely not! I love it all. I love looking at the new styles and trends. The fluorescents are back in style and I couldn't be happier! My boys don't get nearly as excited as they should about squeaky clean new shoes, bold markers, classic markers, or scented pens.

You know who does share my love of new school supplies?
TEACHERS.

Teachers Make the Difference


Teachers usually supply a list of classroom needs at the beginning of the year and I love to supply a few extra items for the room, or a gift certificate to the local office supplies store. I like to put the supplies in a
Teacher's Rock tote bag, or the gift card in a travel mug as a nice welcome back to school gift for my kid's teachers.

Back to school also means back to...LUNCHES. Now this is a part of school that I HATE. I dread making lunches. To add a little pep to my step in regards to school lunches, I like to purchase a pack of
Peel & Stick Notes at the beginning of the year. These make adding quick little notes to my kids' lunches fun and easy! I once found one of my notes taped in my son's desk – so precious and so worth the time and money spent!

What are your favorite back-to-school tips? Do you love it or dread it? Share your thoughts and ideas with me! I'd love to hear them.

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As a team member since 2005, Falon has worn just about every hat the 'ville has to offer. She's seen both sides of working life — as an employee and as a manager — so if it sounds like she knows what she's talking about, we're pretty sure that's why. When she's not juggling between the IDville and Baudville brands, she's been known to whip up a mean diorama - just like that!

The End of the School Year is Near!

by Falon
4. June 2013 12:25
Falon

No more pencils, no more books…no more lunches, I'm off the hook! My oldest son has 2 days left of school and while I am so excited not to have to add 'pack lunch', 'check homework folder', or 'remember backpack' to my nightly to-do list, this time of year is also a great time for reflection and appreciation.

I remember the first day of school like it was yesterday, sending my little guy off on the bus for the very first time for all-day, every day Kindergarten. As he jumped off the bus at school, the principal was there to give each child a high 5 and welcome them to their first big day!

The teachers made school and learning fun, easing their nerves and giving each child newfound confidence for a lifetime of learning.

New friendships blossomed and after-school play dates were penciled in, not only adding to my son's little buddies, but adding some great new friends to my circle, as well.

The Christmas Program featured my younger son, the donkey, who wouldn't keep his hat on or stay in his designated place for the show.

The Spring Program was equally entertaining with singing, dancing, and again my younger son stealing the show by nearly dropping his pants {this kid is a wild card, if you can't tell…}

And as graduation nears, I am sure there will be tears as our precious little Kindergartener makes the step into a GRADE – 1st Grade (it's a big deal when you're six years old).

Throughout every step of the school year, the teachers, the librarians, the administrative staff, the principal, the bus drivers, and the classroom volunteers have all made an impact on my little guys. They've learned colors and numbers, addition and subtraction, reading and writing… Spanish and Music… Art and PE... they've also learned about consequences and forgiveness through the love and guidance of their teachers. Every teacher has made a difference.

Teachers Make the Difference


Take time to thank them for impacting your little ones in such a big way.

How will you recognize your child's teacher? Even the smallest gesture will
brighten their day!


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As a team member since 2005, Falon has worn just about every hat the 'ville has to offer. She's seen both sides of working life — as an employee and as a manager — so if it sounds like she knows what she's talking about, we're pretty sure that's why. When she's not juggling between the IDville and Baudville brands, she's been known to whip up a mean diorama - just like that!

High 5 for Friday! May 10, 2013

by Falon
10. May 2013 08:30
Falon

It's Friday! The sun is shining here in Michigan and the temperatures are rising. It's been a great week here; I hope you've experienced a wonderful week this week, too! As I look back on the week and look ahead to the weekend, these are my top 5 HIGHlights:



1. This week was Teacher Appreciation Week. I had so much fun selecting and giving my kids' teachers a little something to let them know how much I appreciate their dedication, patience, and wisdom. I chose gifts from our Thanks for Making the Difference theme(and of course I included a personal handwritten note). The green tote was a perfect spring way to package the gift, too! So cute!

2. We're ramping up baseball season at my house which means quick dinners, lots of laundry, and many nights spent at the ball fields. It's so fun to watch those little guys out there – especially when one's bent over backwards picking weeds in the outfield during an exciting double play. Across the nation many moms and dads volunteer their time to coach these little fellas (and girlies, too!) Perhaps a mid-season
thank you would be appropriate – or an all-team gift at the end of the season… I better get planning!

3. This weekend is Mother's Weekend (notice I did not say DAY). Don't forget to pamper your moms with the rest and relaxation they deserve. Moms are awesome. They do a lot. Say thank you.

4. We're celebrating Tulip Time here in West Michigan. I am not proud to say that I've lived here all my life and I have never been to the Tulip Time festivities. The city is covered with vibrant blooming tulips, Dutch dancers perform nightly, and there's carnival food. Need I say more? This year I will go. I promise.

5. And last, but not least, we're also celebrating National Nurses Week this week!
Nurses rock. They give, and give, and give, and give. They help, and comfort, and care for us in times of uncertainty, fear, and discomfort. These people are some of the ultimate givers in life. Have you thanked a nurse lately? If not, there's still time. Do it now.

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As a team member since 2005, Falon has worn just about every hat the 'ville has to offer. She's seen both sides of working life — as an employee and as a manager — so if it sounds like she knows what she's talking about, we're pretty sure that's why. When she's not juggling between the IDville and Baudville brands, she's been known to whip up a mean diorama - just like that!

It's time to thank our teachers. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, 2013.

by Falon
16. April 2013 10:05
Falon

Aside from my job at Baudville, I also work 24/7 as a mother of three little boys. My oldest is in kindergarten, my middle is in preschool, and my little one is just a year old. The oldest started school just last year so it was my first go-round with teachers from a parent's perspective.

Can I say just one thing? Teachers amaze me. Their patience, their planning, their ability to get excited about story problems, fractions, nouns, verbs, and sedimentary rocks...When they get excited, the students get excited. And when the students get excited, they learn!

As a mom, there is nothing cooler than seeing the work your kids bring home from school and watching them beam from ear-to-ear at their newfound knowledge and achievement. Teachers do that. It's the teachers that make that happen.

While our assembly of educators deserves recognition and appreciation for the work they do every day, there just so happens to be one week out of the year dedicated to them! May 6-10, 2013 is Teacher Appreciation Week.

You may or may not be on the PTA at your children's school, but don't let that stop you from appreciating your child's teacher come May 6th! Go out of your way to let Jack's teacher know how much you appreciate her. And be sure to tell Max's music teacher that he rocks! Has Mrs. Hendrickson been spending some extra time with Alaina to help her with her Algebra? Tell her she's making a difference! I guarantee your kind words and tokens of appreciation will be cherished.

Want to totally lead the charge? Talk to your school's administration and ask them what they have planned for Teacher Appreciation Week. Bring some ideas to the table!

Give everyone a Teacher's Make the Difference Travel Mug with a $5 gift card to your local coffee shop.


Teachers Make a Difference Tumbler 2 Go $7.95 or less!

Have t-shirts made with our fun education-specific Smart Sayings or Themes and add your school name!


Happy Students. Happy Teachers. Team Shirt I Am a Teacher and I Love My Job Team Shirt Making a Difference One Child at A Time Team Shirt
Teachers Make the Difference Team Shirt Education is a Team Sport Team Shirt Teachers Rock Team Shirt

 

A Teachers Rock insulated cooler bag would make a great gift with a personal hand-written note inside!


Teachers Rock Insulated Cooler Bag $13.95 or less!

 

Silver Gift Pens make an elegant gift and come packaged in a silver foil-stamped, black gift box (for under $10 each!)


Teachers Make a Difference Silver Gift Pen $9.95 or less!

 

Check out all of our Teacher Gifts!


Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, 2013

I used to think that teaching was an easy gig – spring break, summers off, in-service days...man, what a life! And then I had kids...and I only have my own three kids! I can't imagine spending 6 hours a day with 30 of someone else's kids! Teachers, I salute you. You're helping to shape the future of this country. You don't get recognized enough. THANK YOU!

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As a team member since 2005, Falon has worn just about every hat the 'ville has to offer. She's seen both sides of working life — as an employee and as a manager — so if it sounds like she knows what she's talking about, we're pretty sure that's why. When she's not juggling between the IDville and Baudville brands, she's been known to whip up a mean diorama - just like that!

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2013 with Teacher Recognition Themes

by Cori
26. March 2013 10:30
Cori

Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated annually during the first week of May to honor teachers and school staff. This holiday is a great opportunity to recognize the efforts of teachers and the contributions they make in our communities.

At Baudville, teachers are some of our favorite people! If it wasn’t for them, we would not be here, creating products, providing excellent customer service, and writing tips for you! Each year, we strive to create a new recognition theme that expresses appreciation for their efforts. Over the years, we’ve developed quite a collection! Our recognition themes can be very helpful for your Teacher Appreciation Week planning. Here are 5 ways you can use a theme:

1. Plan your Teacher Appreciation Week events with a theme. For example, you can give the entire week a seaside theme with our Making a Difference themed items.

Shop this theme!

2. Give a meaningful gift with a recognition theme. Our new Teachers Make the Difference Twist Top Tumblers make a great gift item to kick start Teacher Appreciation Week.

Shop this theme!

3. Send consistent messages of appreciation. Communication about your appreciation is key during Teacher Appreciation Week! Use one of our recognition themes for coordinating ecards, pocket folders, and stationery that you can use leading up to, during, and after your celebration.

Shop this theme!

4. Present memorable and meaningful awards. If your school presents awards to teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, select a certificate paper or trophy that includes a theme. The theme will tie in with your activities and provide a more memorable award experience.

 Shop this theme!

5. Create custom gifts. Our new custom theme gifts simplify the custom process and utilize the recognition themes you already love. Our pick for Teacher Appreciation Week 2013 is the Executive Sticky Note Holder in the “You are Truly Appreciated” theme.


Shop this theme!

Teacher Appreciation Week is an important time of the year to thank teachers for all their efforts during the school year. We’ve created lots of great themes to make your planning easier. Browse our recognition themes on the website or call a recognition specialist to find the best theme for your celebration!

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Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too)  and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.

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