Teacher’s Survival Kit


Fill a zippered plastic bag with one each of the following
items: a rubber band, a tissue, a button, a toothpick, a bandage, a
Hershey’s Kisses chocolate candy, a gold thread, an eraser, a Life
Saver candy, and a mint. Add a copy of the “Teacher’s Survival Kit”

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This kit is for you! Use it in your life and

  • The rubber band is to thank you for all those times you give
    loving hugs to the kids-and to remind you that I’m hugging you back
    each time you love a child.
  • The tissue is to help you dry one more child’s tears-or maybe
    your own so you can see the tears of others more clearly. Remember
    that I weep along with you.
  • The button is to remind you to “button your lip” when you would
    be justified in saying something to an unruly child or an angry
    parent but know it would be wiser to remain silent.
  • The toothpick is to help you “pick out” the excellent qualities
    of your children and yourself. Remember that I’m not done with
    either of you yet!
  • The bandage is to help you heal the hurts of your students-and
    your own. Remember that I was wounded for you.
  • The Hershey’s Kisses candy is because I know you like
    chocolate, and I like seeing you enjoy life!
  • The gold thread is to help us tie our hearts together because
    my friendship with you is golden!
  • The eraser is to remind you that everyone makes mistakes
    sometimes-and that’s OK. Be ready to forgive your kids and
    yourself, just as I have forgiven you.
  • The Life Savers candy means you are a “lifesaver” in this
    ministry, and because I want you to think of me as your lifesaver
    whenever you need to cry out for help. Remember that I’m always
  • The mint is to remind you that you are worth a “mint” to
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