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Teacher Staff and Student Survial Kits or Ideas

Updated May 1, 2005

Dear Mrs. Smith (teacher's name):
I have to admit, Gina (student's name) did not exactly shake her (POM POMS)
when she found out she had you for a teacher. Rumor had it that your gave
out (MOUNDS) of homework. But when she actually saw how much you did give,
she thought her eyes were playing (TWIX) on her! It was (GOOD & PLENTY) and
she thought you were (NUTRAGEOUS)!!
It turns out that you were a (LIFESAVER), because her (SKOR)'s were so high,
I thought I had (DOTS) in front of my eyes!!
So, as our thanks to you, we are going to go to Mr. (WHATCHAMACALLIT) (the
principal) and ask him to give you a bonus of, let's say (100 GRAND), on
(PAYDAY) for being such a Great Teacher.!
Have a (CAREFREE) Summer, and here's a few (NIPS) for you to enjoy either
Your Name

Joy Kawamura

Teacher's survival kit help you survive teaching
toothpick - to help you "pick" out the good qualities in others nad yourself
crayon - to color you day bright and cheerful
Hugs and Kisses - for when you need a hug
candle - when you're up late grading papers
eraser - to remind you everyone makes mistakes
rubberband - to remind you to be flezxible and try to work on "win-win" situations
string - to ties things together when everything falls apart
pencil - to "write your wrongs"
Marbles - to replace the ones you've lost (we enclosed extra, you'll need them later)
Lifesaver candy - you are a lifesaver to many of your students
paperclip - to hold it all together
jewel - because you are as valuable as any precious stone
and a prayer for you to say at the start of each day

Bandaid heal hurt feelings
Bandaid when things get a little rough
Bath Salts to 'take you away' when you need quiet break
Candy Kiss everyone needs a treat sometimes
Crayon color your day
Cup/Mug when yours is overflowing
Eraser everyone makes mistakes
Gold thread friendship is a golden thread that unites the all hearts
Hug&Kiss Candy make everything worthwhile
Lifesaver when you have 'one of those days'
Lifesavers You may be the one to save the bright light in a child
Marbles replace the ones you lose
Mint you are worth a mint
Mounds Bar mounds of stuff you teach
Peanuts go a little nutty
Puzzle Piece without you things wouldn't be complete
Rubberband be flexible
Sponge soak up the overflow of knowledge
Tissue dry a tear
Toothpick pick out the good in everyone

Cotton Ball ~ to remind you that our classroom is full of kind words and warm
comfortable feelings.
Chocolate Hug ~ to comfort you when you are feeling sad or alone.
Sticker ~ to remind you that this class sticks together and helps each other.
Starburst candy ~ to remind you that you are always a star in this class....and
everyone shines in his own way.
Tissue ~ to remind you to help dry someone's tears.
Toothpick ~ to remind you to "pick out" the good things in your classmates and yourself.
Ribbon ~ to remind you that friendship ties our hearts together.
Eraser ~ to remind you that everyone makes mistakes and this is okay.
Life Saver Candy ~ to remind you that you can come to any adult in our school for help.
Band Aid ~ to remind you that feelings get hurt easily

Kindergarten Survival Kit
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Give to a child on his/her first day of kindergarten.
The penny is to remind you that you are valuable
The star is to remind you to always try your best
The eraser is to remind you that it's okay to make mistakes
The life saver is to let you know that you can always talk to me
The tissue is for drying your tears and those of others
The band-aid is to let you know that together we can make things better
The chocolate hug is to remind you that you are cared for
The sticker is to remind you that we always stick together

Give with a pot and seeds:

Teachers are the gardeners
Of our kindergarten tots
We send them off to school to learn,
Some soil in their pots.
We've put in a little seed
And now it starts to grow
As they learn from their teachers,
In these gardens that they sow.
the stock- it gets stronger
And then you'll see a bloom.
Soon each and every pot
Starts to blossom in the room.
teachers are the gardeners
of these little flower pots--
As we send them off to school,
Our precious little tots!
Birdiekity May-2000

Teacher Hugs (put hershey hugs in a bag with this poem)
You are a wonderful teacher
I think you're very neat
That's why I put together
This special little treat
A little bag with Teacher Hugs
To get you through your day.
And to let you know I am glad
That you are here to stay!
Birdiekity May-2000

KOOL-AIDES(Give with a packet of Sweetened Kool Aid)
Just a little thank you
For everything you do
when things get very hectic
While helping out at school.
Take a moment to mix up
This very special treat
A packet of Kool Aid
For our KOOL AIDE--
Because we think you're neat!
Birdiekity May-2000

Give a Rose with this message:
A teacher is a special blessing sent from up above.
Her patient understanding, reflects God's endless love.
A teacher watches proudly as each student's knowledge grows,
Unfolding every moment like the petals of a rose!

Give with Apples:
For a Most 'Appeeling' Teacher!
You plant the seeds of wisdom with patience and concern,
and your efforts all bear fruit as your students grow and learn.
You offer them good food for thought,
you care right to the core-
and there's just no better teacher than the one this apple's for!

* This is what the kids and I did last year for teacher/bus driver, etc
gifts ...
This evening the kids and I are making star-shaped sugar cookie cutouts.
Will frost and add star-shaped multi-colored sprinkles. Will cut out a
big yellow star-shaped card to write a note of appreciation, then tuck
in the "Star Polisher" writing for the kids' classroom teachers. The
kids are excited about delivering these tomorrow morning! ~Dori~
The Star Polisher
I have a great job in the universe of occupations.
What do I do?
I'm a star polisher.
It's a very important job. If you want to know how important, just go
out at night and look at the stars twinkling and sparkling.
You see, I'm a teacher. The stars are the children in my class. My job
is to take them in--in whatever shape they come--and shine and buff them
and send them out to take their places as bright little twinkling
beacons in the sky. They come into my room in all shapes and sizes.
Sometimes they are bent, tarnished, dirty, crinkly, and thorny. As I
buff, polish, train and teach my
little stars, I tell them that the world cannot do without them. I tell
them they can do anything they can set their minds to do. I tell them
they can be the brightest, shiniest stars in the sky and the
world will be a better place because of them.
Each night as I look at the sky, I'm reminded of my very important job
and awesome responsibility. I go get my soft buffing cloth and my bottle
of polish in preparation for tomorrow and my class of stars.

Student Survival Kits
Student's Survival Kit
Contained in this kit are a few items to help you through the school years.
A lollipop - to help you lick your problems
Tissues - to wipe your eyes after sleeping during class
A sponge - to soak up knowledge
Tootsie Roll - to help you roll with the punches
An eraser - so each day you can start with a clean slate
paper clip - to hold everything together
pencil - to "write your wrongs"
candle - when you're up late studying
piece of string - to help you tie up loose ends
pack of gum - so your class can stick together
Mounds bar - for the information you'll learn
Cotton ball - for when you can't hear yourself think band-aid - to heal your wounds button - to remind you that sometimes you have to "button your lip" penny - so you have enough "cents" to realize what a valuable person you are safety pin - for little emergencies And a pray for you to say each night.
We also do the Homework Rock and add that: Homework rock - to remind you to
do your homework

Student Survival Kit
Bandaid heal your wounds
Candle when you are up late studying (2 wicks/ both ends)
Cottonball when you can't hear yourself think
Eraser start each day with a clean slate
Lollipop lick your problems
Mounds Bar mounds of info you'll learn
Pack of Gum friends stick together
Paperclip hold everything together
Pencil 'write' your wrongs
Sponge soak up knowledge
String tie up loose ends
Tissue wipe the sleep out of your eyes
Tootsie Roll roll with the punches

To Use With Lucky Charms

This special treat is to remind you that I’m glad you are in my class!  Before you eat your treat have someone read this list to you.  Search the bag for the marshmallow shapes hidden inside!  You should find:

*A yellow star---to remind you to always shine!
*A pot of gold---to remind you that you’re worth a million!
*A colorful rainbow---to remind you to promise to always do your best!
*A blue moon---to remind you that once in awhile, we all make mistakes, and
that’s okay!
*A green clover---to give you good luck as you begin first grade!
*A purple horseshoe---to remind you that U matter!
*A red balloon---to remind you to soar above the clouds and try new things.
*And most of all---a pink heart to remind you that as your teacher, I care
about you.

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