Dear Mrs. Smith
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
(NOW OR LATER),
(HUGS & KISSES)
Contained.......to 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
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
paperclip - to hold it all together
jewel - because you are as valuable as any
and a prayer for you to say at the start of each
Bandaid heal hurt
Bandaid when things get a little rough
Bath Salts to 'take you away' when you need quiet
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
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
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
Toothpick ~ to remind you to "pick out"
the good things in your classmates and yourself.
Ribbon ~ to remind you that friendship ties our
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
Give to a child on his/her first day of
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
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
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
The sticker is to remind you that we always stick
Give with a pot
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!
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!
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!
Give a Rose with
A teacher is a special blessing sent from up
Her patient understanding, reflects God's endless
A teacher watches proudly as each student's
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
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,
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
The Star Polisher
I have a great job in the universe of
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
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
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'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
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
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
Bandaid heal your wounds
Candle when you are up late studying (2 wicks/
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
This special treat is to
remind you that Im 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
*A pot of gold---to remind you that
youre 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
*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