In the fall I led a PD session on writing in the art room....and had a clay making component. My principal even participated. Little did she know she was helping make her retirement present!! I had all the teachers make a coil for the vase using a copied circle(so they were the same size). They also made two leaves each with words that described our school. After the session was done I assembled the coils & added a vine wrapping around with many of the leaves dealing with her on it. SHE CRIED. We will miss her so much...she has been here for 13 years, and has been so good for our school & community!