I came across this cute idea for a centerpeice for your tea table with the kids!
I think the new teacher would like this too!
Here are the directions. http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/08/how-to_make_an_apple_vase.html#more
I'll let you know how it turns out! I am going to try a melon baller to scoop out the apple. :)