As a former teacher myself, I know teachers have a tough job! I always like to include a personal touch with the gift to my child’s teacher. A few years ago, I came across an “All About My Teacher” questionnaire. I loved the answers my son gave when we did one for his Dad for Father’s Day so I thought it would be perfect for his teacher.
I thought it would be cute to turn the questionnaire into a book so it could include his own handwriting and drawings.
I found this cute tutorial to make a Turkey Thanksgiving Book and modified it quite a bit to meet my needs.
To Make the Book:
- 2 brown grocery bags
- 1 Popsicle stick
- 1 rubber band
- Cut the sides from 2 brown grocery bags. Cut the section off at the bottom where it folds and discard.
- Fold the paper in half to form the book.
- Punch two holes near the edge to form the binding. The paper was so thick so I had to punch each sheet separately.
- Insert a rubber band through the holes from the back and secure with a Popsicle stick
Now you have your book and you are ready to create.
To Create the Book:
These are the questions I used for the book.
- My teacher’s name is _____
- I love my teacher because _____
- My favorite thing my teacher does is _____
- My teacher always tells me _____
- My teacher is really good at _____
- My teacher’s favorite book is _____
- My teacher is _____ years old and lives _____
If you Google “All About My Teacher”, you will find tons of different options.
I wrote each question on a different page and had my son complete the sentence. It was interesting to see how his responses changed in only one year. Last year he said his teacher lived at McDonald’s, but this year he said his teacher lives in the United States (thank goodness or she would have a really long commute)!
After my son wrote his answers to the questions, I had him draw a picture to correspond. Of course, he treated this as “homework” so tried to finish as quickly as possible. I was getting rather frustrated with him. If the project is HIS idea and something he really wants to do, he spends so much time perfecting the project. (I am sure if he was writing a Lego Book, he would spend hours on it). This time he just wanted to be done. The final product is not as colorful as I had hoped, but he’s a 5 year old boy and this is his work. I’m hoping his teacher will treasure his responses.