Pushing For Success: Teacher Appreciation Day Five

 Well, we are halfway through my Teacher Appreciation Series now.  I must admit that I am a bit depressed about not having the time to share so many of the things that  I wanted to for Earth Day.  I am going to visit My Mommy in the great state of Georgia this weekend and am trying to get as much done before I leave as possible.  Needless to say, many projects have gone by the wayside, including some of my Earth Day ones.

So for the meantime, I hope you will enjoy the remainder of this series.  This next gift doesn't have to be for a teacher, but I thought it fitting for one.  I am so thankful for those teachers who were always encouraging me to dig deeper and excel. Some teachers that come to my mind are my high school drama and choir teachers.  I am so thankful to Mr. Stephens for always encouraging me to continue performing even when I didn't feel like it and when the "drama" of the Drama Club made me want to cry.  Another teacher that I will always remember is Ms. Riggins, my choir teacher.  I am so thankful that she taught me the do's and dont's of vocals.  To this day, it makes me absolutely crazy when I hear vocalists sing "what chew" instead of  "what you".  Another vocal pet peeve of mine: goat singers.  No explanation necessary!  These teachers taught me so many valuable lessons that I will never forget.  They have made me in to who I am today.  For those that don't know me, I am a performer at heart.  I spent sometime performing professionally when I graduated from college.  It was a dream come true.  I don't think I would have made it to that level had it not been for great teachers like them.
Enough about me though! I am starting to tear up now!

Here are the free-printables for blog subscribers. Links are above each picture.
This card is sized 5x7 and I just glued it to a piece of cardstock folded in half to make my card.

 The bag topper is 6.5 inches wide to fit a regular sandwich bag. Push Pops purchased at Kroger for 75 cents each.

Here's a little funny for anyone that needs a laugh today.  That's me as the cheerleader in yucky spandex singing my heart out in Dollywood's Acappella Show "The Gemtones" 2006.
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  1. Fantastic! I hope you'll link up your amazing ideas at my Teacher Appreciation Linky Party.



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