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We had a blast creating these treats for Maverick and Victoria’s teacher this year! Teachers play a vital role in our society. They are responsible for nurturing the minds of the future generation and instilling values such as hard work, respect, and responsibility. Teachers are not just educators but also mentors, counselors, and advocates for their students. They provide a safe and nurturing environment where students can learn, grow, and develop critical thinking skills. I noticed that I would keep comparing myself to other moms, and what they were doing. Then I realized that it is the thought that counts!

The impact that teachers have on their students lasts a lifetime, and they often shape the trajectory of their lives. How could we not show appreciation! We decided to add some cool flower plants, this year and more! 

How to Make a Planting Pot for Teacher Appreciation

Making a planting pot for teacher appreciation is a fun and easy craft that kids can do at home. You can be creative, and make it simple, or you can even just let the kids have a blast and dive into their creativity when doing this! Check it out! 


  • A terracotta pot/Plastic 
  • Acrylic paint (optional)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Potting soil
  • Small plant, flowers, or herb
  • Optional: stickers, markers, and other decorations
  • Small cards and notes


  1. Start by painting the terracotta pot with acrylic paint. (paint is optional)
  2. Encourage your child to get creative with their design and use their teacher’s favorite colors or patterns.
  3. Once the paint is dry, add any decorations such as stickers or markers to the pot.
  4. Fill the pot with potting soil and add a small plant or herb.
  5. Encourage your child to write a small note or card to their teacher expressing their appreciation for all that they do. You can also purchase, or print cool note cards. 
  6. Place the card in the pot and deliver it to the teacher.

Here are a few more ideas that you can do for teacher appreciation week!

Personalized Mugs

A personalized mug is a simple yet thoughtful gift that any teacher would appreciate. You can customize it with a special message, their name, or a design that reflects their personality.

Gift Cards

Gift cards are a practical gift that can be used for anything from books to coffee. Consider getting a gift card for a local bookstore or coffee shop that your child’s teacher enjoys.

Summer Fun 

We live in Florida, think fun in the sun! Items that teachers can use for the summer coming up is also a great idea! Honestly who does not need an extra handbag! 

Handmade Gifts

Handmade gifts are always appreciated as they show that you put time and effort into creating something special. Consider making a photo album, a personalized pencil holder, or a homemade bookmark.


Plants are a great way to brighten up a classroom and add some greenery. Consider gifting your child’s teacher with a low-maintenance plant that they can keep in their classroom. If you are unable to make it you can purchase a plant from your local nursery! 


You can make a snack basket, filled with lots of yummy treats and goodies! 

Personalized Items

Think of things that you would love to have, to get pampered, or even everyday life essentials is a great way to start! You can add hand lotions, spa kits, and more!

Classroom Supplies

Teachers often have to pay for classroom supplies out of their own pocket, so consider gifting them with some much-needed supplies such as pens, markers, or paper.

Everyone knows what we could use in day, if not don’t hesitate to ask, teachers love when you ask. In conclusion, teachers deserve to be celebrated and appreciated for all that they do. By giving a thoughtful gift, such as a handmade planting pot, we can show our gratitude for their tireless efforts in shaping the future generation. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the important role that teachers play in our society and thank them for their unwavering commitment to our children’s education. Honestly, I feel this is how we teach our children to love and appreciate those around us, and instill the power of giving within them! 

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Diana Baptiste
Diana Lee is the owner of Brightway, The Mavic Agency, and a recognized name in the Broward business and philanthropic communities. Lee opened The Mavic Agency in 2022 and runs the day-to-day operations with her husband Robin. She attributes their early success to accessible customer service, sales savvy, and personal knowledge of what is most important to Broward residents. As a franchisee with one of the nation’s foremost insurance companies and licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent, Lee represents established carriers including Progressive, Nationwide, Edison, and Florida Peninsula. In addition to insurance operations, she has direct experience in real estate and property management as well as healthcare administration, affording her unique insight into the varied insurance needs of South Floridians. Lee comes from a family of caregivers and entrepreneurs established as leaders in the assisted living field in both Florida and Jamaica. A founding contributor for the Broward Mom Collective, a local resource for families, and a volunteer who sits on several Broward County Public School Advisory Boards, Lee is always looking for ways to make lasting impacts that help her family, friends, and neighbors. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix. Brightway, The Mavic Agency, offers customized home, flood, auto, boat, condominium, renters, personal articles, RV, motorcycle, umbrella, and life insurance policies through several nationwide carriers. Visit or call 756-946-5040 for more information. The Mavic Agency serves Weston, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, and Sunrise.


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