The first day of school is a challenge for EVERYONE! Parents, Students and Teachers all have to get back into the routine and face whatever curve balls that crosses their path.
Just like I want the kids to enjoy their first day back I like to make sure the Teacher’s also happy….
You may call it whatever you want brown-nosing, kisses up or any other term but I want to make sure the person that’s going to spend most of their day with my child is “HAPPY”!
This year I started my gift giving a lot earlier than usual, I kicked of the first day with a “Teacher’s Survival Kit”
The first thing I did was design the covers for each box. I made the girls pick the borders and I did the rest using powerpoint, printed them out on A4 and laminated each.
The next step was getting all the goodies. That’s the REAL fun part…..
I used a Plastic container that’s about 35cm x 22cm then I basically went to town with supplies.
Here’s what went into each container:
Colored paper clips, rubber bands, binder clips and push pins
Decorative mini clothespins and mini erasers
A collection of large and small smiley board magnets
Mini & Large colored post it notes
As I was buying all these supplies I decided that I had to buy something special FOR the teacher so I added
Hand sanitizer, Band Aid, Actifast Panadol, Chapstick, mini chocolates and leamon & honey herbal tea.
Then it was just a matter of putting it all together.
I tried my best to make it as organized as I could. It was almost like putting a puzzle together with all the different sizes and shapes of the supplies.
Then the final touch that made it personal. I stuck the laminated cover onto the lid with glue dots.
All ready to be handed to the teacher hoping it’ll “Make life Memorable” to them.