I have made this survival kit for my dd's teacher this year.
I bought an empty paint can from my local Home Depot to hold the kit.
The list reads:
Animal cookies for when your classroom seems like a zoo.
Band-Aids for when things get a little rough.
Chewing Gum to help you stick to it.
Crayons to colour your day bright and cheerful.
Candle for when you are up late marking or planning
Smarties because that’s who your teaching
Time Out bar because you’ll probably need it by the end of the day
Eraser to remind you everyone makes mistakes.
Lifesavers for when you've had one of those days.
Marbles to replace the ones you've lost.
Paperclips to hold it all together. Pencil to "write your wrongs."
Rubber band to remind you to be flexible.
Shiny Penny to remind you that each will shine in his or her own special way.
Starburst to give you a "burst" of energy when you need it.
Tissues to wipe away the tears...yours and theirs.
Toothpicks to help you "pick" out the good qualities in others and yourself,
and a prayer for you to say at the start of each day.
the prayer reads...
Please help me,
to strengthen their voices,
bodies and minds,
to express their feelings
and control them sometimes,
to explore what's near
and venture afar,
but most important
to love who they are.
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