Here are my favorite teacher survival kit ideas.
Last week as my boys and I were shopping for back-to-school supplies, I found myself daydreaming about how fun the paperclips and new color selection of PaperMate pens – none of which I needed but would make terrific teacher survival kit ideas.
And that is when it hit me!
I placed a few teacher supplies in a basket and included a simple note for the new teacher.
Thank you for taking care of my Kindergartener this year. I appreciate all you do.
And that’s all I needed! A small little something to help begin the new school year with a smile.
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We wanted to surprise our new teacher.
And after buying two boxes of extra-large crayons, ten Elmer’s glue sticks, three oversized pencils (along with countless amounts of tissues and hand sanitizer), I get it.
How can we possibly add one more thing to the cart?
I spent August’s budget on school supplies, yet so did my child’s teacher.
I can guarantee that my child’s teacher has buckled her five-month-old into the car seat dozens of times, driving back and forth to Target in preparation for her new school year ahead.
And here’s the thing about back to school.
No matter if it was my third year teaching or 13th year teaching, one thing was for certain. Sharpies bring me joy like the thrill of Christmas morning.
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Teachers are coming fresh off a few weeks of family time, maybe a quick vacation, and a summer filled with a better understanding of the new curriculum the district has decided to implement.
Educators head back to school with a long to-do list.
- Drop own children at childcare
- Clean the classroom
- Arrange desks and furniture
- Write names on 152 folders. – estimated amount based on experience
- Review 504 plans
- Think about classroom strategies to put in place
- Plan for the first week of school
- Begin to think about the following 170 days of school and what items are needed to feel successful.
- Attend countless meetings
- Prepare for the open house
Something to consider with teacher gifts
Here is what to buy for the teachers.
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Remember, a small back-to-school gesture goes a long way.
Whether it is a handwritten note or $5 for morning coffee, educators will appreciate it.
Which will you include in your teacher’s survival kit?
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