Teachers work hard. I never realized how hard they worked until I grew up and had friends who became teachers (and they are middle school teachers no less!). That is why Dave and I decided to make our teacher friends gifts to show them our appreciation and since I'm obsessed with surprise balls lately (see my garden apron post), I decided we'd make surprise ball apples-because what teacher would want real fruit as a present?!
I also thought it would be lovely to write the teacher in your life a lovely letter on some happy apple stationary I made.