Each year, as the back to school season approaches, I always make it a point to come up with a fun gift for my kidlets’ teachers. Coming from past experience, teaching isn’t for the faint of heart and I like to make sure that I can do anything I can to make sure their educators feel loved and appreciated from the get go. This year, with the help of an awesome organizational product from Creative Options, I’m sending each of my littles with a Teacher’s Tool Kit that is sure to help out even the most experienced teacher.
I loved this particular case that I found at my local Michael’s for a few reasons. Not only is it a fun, bright magenta, but it’s also double sided and has snap-tight latches so I don’t have to worry about any of the goodies falling out. I filled it up with some of my all-time fave teaching supplies along with some simple things to bring a little extra relaxation to make sure that all of the teacher-necessity bases were covered.
One. Lotion and a fun lip balm. I picked these up in some fun scents that have fresh scents for a little pick-me-up.
Two. Pens, pencils, and even more pens. I’ve yet to find a teacher that doesn’t love a good Flair pen or a colored permanent marker. You can’t really go wrong here.
Three. Sticky notes. I remember going through stacks of these in a school year because they have so many uses for both students and teachers.
Four. Miniature erasers. Surprisingly enough, these inexpensive little erasers have SO many uses in the classroom! They can be used as rewards, as manipulatives in small group work, or even as reusable BINGO markers.
Five. Paper clips. Paper clips are the bobby pins of a classroom. You should have bajillions of these little things floating around, but it’s always a struggle to find one when you need it most.
Six. Band-aids. Kids burn through band-aids like nobody’s business. It’s always nice for the teacher to have some of these babies on hand.
Seven. Clothespins. I know this one may seem random, but I used clothespins as much as I used those sweet little erasers. These were great for so many parts of any classroom management system.
Eight. Pink erasers. Kids make mistakes. Adults make mistakes. It’s nice to have a good pink eraser or two on hand to be able to really remove any mess-ups.
Nine. Chocolate. Do I really need to elaborate? 😉
Ten. Glue sticks. I used to think that my second graders were secretly eating glue sticks because we would burn through so many of these bad boys. In all reality, its unrealistic for any single adult to be able to police 25-30 kiddos and their ability to properly put a cap on a glue stick.
Eleven. Crayons. Here’s a pro tip: splurge on the name brand crayons. It makes such a difference.
To finish off my teacher tool kit, I added a sweet little tag that I printed on to white card stock and tied off with a yellow grosgrain ribbon. Easy peasy!
Download Here: Teacher Tool Kit Tags
There you have it – a simple gift that doesn’t require any crafty bones in your body, but will mean a whole lot to any teacher you know!
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