Friday, May 27, 2011

Teacher Survival Kit

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.

Thanks for checking it out



  1. OOps! I forgot the second "v" in has been fixed now.

  2. Adorable idea!!! Wonderful post!

  3. LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love it too. I would love to do this for my kids teachers for Christmas. Where did you get all the decor from? Did you buy an empty paint tin? Great idea, I hope you do not mind me using this idea?

  5. I am making these tonight for all my teacher colleagues! Great idea. I added a cookie cutter to remind you that not every child will fit the mold and stickers for those "sticky" parents.

    Thanks for posting.

  6. I love this idea! I am making one for a friend who is graduating college!