Mid-year Teacher Survival Kits

It’s officially December, which means we’ve all officially made it (roughly) halfway through the school year. Yay for us! And if we are completely honest with ourselves, we can probably admit that our precious snowflakes’ teachers (God bless ‘em) are in need — or getting pretty dang close to being in need — of a little break.

Thank goodness for Christmas and New Year’s! Am I right? If I were a teacher, that’s what I would be thinking…

So why not show our teachers a little extra love this holiday season? After all, they definitely deserve some pampering. Do you even remember summer break? So I thought it would be fun to put together these Mid-year Teacher Survival Kits, to help them make it through the rest of the school year (relatively) unscathed. Check it out!

Here’s how you make the Teacher Survival Kits.

First, you’ll need something to hold all of the items you want to include in your Teacher Survival Kits. This can be anything you want — a basket, a gift bag; I’ve even seen these adorable ceramic strawberry containers — you know the ones, like you’d buy the strawberries in at a farmer’s market — in bright, pretty colors at my local craft store. Just make sure you have plenty of room to hold all of your teacher goodies.

Next, you’ll have to decide what you want to fill your kit with — it’s helpful if you know some of your child’s teacher’s favorite things.  Does she like Diet Coke? Or coffee? Coffee is usually an easy guess. (You could include a gift card) Chocolate (or gum) is always a good idea. (To get the inside scoop, you could have teacher fill out this printable: teacher-appreciation-getting-to-know-you-printable). Cutesy school supplies like fancy pens, stickers, or decorative notepads are also fun. My daughter’s preschool teachers specifically asked for gift cards to Walgreens at the beginning of the year in order to print class photos (for various projects). Did your child’s teacher ask for anything specific? Maybe you will want to include a pretty bauble of some sort, like a “pick me up” —I know my daughter’s teachers are big Kendra Scott fans. But again, what you include in the kit is completely up to you. You can get as elaborate (or not so elaborate) as you want. Put yourself in your child’s teacher’s shoes; what would you like to receive? Don’t forget, a handwritten thank you note always goes a long way!

About the author…After three blissful years in the Treasure State, Jessica recently moved back to Houston, Texas with her hunky husband and her three precious little girls, Savannah Leigh, Emma Kate, and Brooklyn Olivia. Jessica is a small business owner with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and a nerd-like love for political science. She is passionate about writing, marketing, social media management, and this wonderfully beautiful mess we call parenthood.