Back-to-School Teacher Emergency Kit

Last Thursday was our Back-to-School Open House night and today is our First Day of School.  I wanted to put together something special for Reagan’s fourth grade teacher.  She has been the fourth grade teacher for all three of our kids, which I think is pretty neat.  
I have seen various versions of Teacher Emergency Kits on Pinterest and decided to make up one of my own.  Since I am not very crafty, I used a label from THIS SITE.  There are so many great ideas on Pinterest for letting your child’s teacher know how much you appreciate him or her. I am looking forward spoiling Mrs. Kimm this year.  She deserves it! To see some of the great gift ideas I have pinned, click HERE
First I got a big 11×13 pencil box from Target during our school shopping. 
Then I attached the label to it. 
Again, I used a free printable thanks to CRAFTING CHICKS.   

I filled it with all kinds of things that I thought 
I would want to have on hand in my desk drawer.
I wanted to include things for days when she maybe 
had to miss breakfast or maybe even lunch. 
Things for days when she needed a bit more caffeine. 
Things for days when a mishap happened. 
Things to boost her energy or her spirits.    
The items I included in the kit:
Chocolate, gum, breath mints, lip balm, dental floss, quarters, 
Tide-to-Go, K-Cups of Coffee, and Crystal Light drops for her water

Yogurt covered blueberries, hand lotion, hand sanitizer, scentsy pods, 
and oatmeal (Nature Valley has new oatmeal packets that are made in Keurig machines.)

I asked one of the other teachers what some of Mrs Kimm’s favorites things were 
so I could make it a bit more personal for her.  
I found out she loves coffee, chocolate, mint gum, 
and has a Scentsy Pot in her room.  That made it easy for me to fill up the box.  
We gave the Emergency Kit to her on open house night 
and I think she was quite surprised.  
I hope it comes in handy over the next 180 days of school! 
I also wanted to share this great blog post about teachers and why we should buy that bigger package of EXPO Markers while doing our school shopping.  Click HERE to read it. 
I work at the school and I personally know how much time, effort, and money teachers put into their jobs.  Please take a moment to write a note, share a gift card, or personally thank a teacher today! 
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2 Comments

  1. Becky Goerend on August 18, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Bless. Your. Heart! Can you come to my school?!

  2. Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies on August 19, 2014 at 2:39 am

    I think that is absolutely wonderful! You are so thoughtful 🙂

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