Teacher 'Survival Bag' (I got list from Education World website)
contents could include:
Survivor Kit Ingredients
Life Savers: For when you've had one of those days.
Hershey's Hugs and Kisses: To make everything all worthwhile.
Bath salts: "To take you away." You deserve a quiet break.
Pipe cleaner: Flexibility is important for a successful school year.
Rickrack: Every school year has its ups and downs, but eventually things smooth out.
Matches: For those days when you feel you need to light a fire under your students.
Wiggly eye: Keep an eye on our students to discover how best to help them. (Or, for when you wish you had eyes in the back of your head.)
Jingle bell: Ring for help if you need it. We're here to help one another.
Smiley sticker: Try hard to wear a happy face.
Snowflake: When all else fails, pray for a snow day.
Flower pot: We are here to plant the seeds of knowledge.
Clothespin: Hang in there!
Penny: You are a priceless part of (name of your school.)
Rubber band: To remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but they can be worked out.
Adhesive bandage: To remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else's.
Eraser: To remind you everyone makes mistakes. That's okay, we learn by our errors.
Bubble gum: To remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.
Pencil: To remind you to list your blessings every day.
Tea bag: To remind you to take time to relax daily and go over that list of blessings.