I have the greatest admiration and respect for teachers. I remember reading somewhere that teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions, and that couldn’t be more true. I think we all have a teacher or two whom we remember fondly – a teacher that took an interest in us, the time and care to help shape us into the people we now are. Teachers have remarkable patience and a great love for children. My friend Alicia will be one of my niece Maddie’s teachers this year, so I thought it would be nice to put a Teacher Survival Kit together for her. It’s a small box containing a few essential items, along with a few items that will help her out when she is having a particularly rough day.
A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.
I picked this plastic container up at Michaels a couple of weeks ago for just $1, and then glued onto the top with a piece of alphabet craft paper.
Inside the box I placed a packet of Kleenex tissues, hand sanitizer, a nail file, a bottle of Advil, lip balm, a packet of Oreo cookies, and a Godiva chocolate bar. I had considered just giving her a box filled with junk food, but decided to balance it out with a few necessary items.
I think this is a fun and inexpensive way to help a teacher you know get the school year off to a great start. What would you put in your teacher survival kit?