I wish we had a new teacher starting out on our team that I could make this for them-I think it is soooo cute!
Inside: Animal cookies for when your classroom seems like a zoo. • Band-Aids for when things get a little rough. • Chewing Gum to help you stick to it. • Crayons to color your day bright and cheerful. • Candle for when you are up late marking or planning. • Smarties because that's who you're teaching. • Time Out bar because you'll probably need it by the end of the day. • Eraser to remind you everyone makes mistakes. • Lifesavers for when you've had one of those days. • Marbles to replace the ones you've lost. • Paperclips to hold it all together. • Pencil to "write your wrongs." • Rubber band to remind you to be flexible. • Shiny Penny to remind you that each will shine in his or her own special way. • Starburst to give you a "burst" of energy when you need it. • Tissues to wipe away the tears...yours and theirs. • Toothpicks to help you "pick" out the good qualities in others and yourself. • A prayer for you to say at the start of each day.
This is an old video, but I think a great reminder that we need to know a student's strengths and tap into those to help them learn, instead of just focusing on the weaknesses.