Di's Delightful Creations
Swim Coach Survival Kit
Sponge - to remind you that some days your students will think you are all wet
Marbles - to replace the ones you will loose
Puzzle Piece - to remind you that the puzzle is not complete if one piece is missing
Gum - to help your team stick together
Piece of string - use when you get to the end of yours
Rubberband - to remind you to be flexible
Clay - to remind you that you are forming young peoples lives
Snickers Bar - to remind you that laughter can cure most anything
Ear Plugs - for when you can't hear yourself think
Toothpick - to help you pick out the good qualities in your swimmers.
Band-Aid - to fix hurt feelings
Peanuts - to remind you its ok to sometimes be a little nutty
Sweet & Sour Candy - to help you accept and appreciate the differences in others
Teacher Retirement Survival Kit
Goggles- for all the exotic places you'll explore
Whistle- for when you need to get everyone's attention
Key necklace- thanks for being a "key" to learning (blank key decorated with jewels, strung on chain.
Pointer- to point things out to someone (stuff a garden glove, glue down all the fingers to the palm except index
Glue glove to gold painted dowel, tie a ribbon around the base of the glove.)
Bath salts- "To Take You Away" You deserve a break.
Kleenex- for when you see someone who needs to wipe his nose.
Clay- thanks for helping to mold many children for the better
Crayons- so you don't forget how it feels to get new crayons
Report card- for when you feel the need to give a grade
Marbles- to replace the ones you've lost
Red pen- when you feel like correcting someone's writing
Chalk- to "chalk" it up to a job well done
Golden lunch tray/ticket- for when you are missing hot lunch ( spray paint a lunch tray gold, glue a hot lunch ticket
into one of the cubbies.)
TEST TAKING SURVIVAL KIT
1 pack of Smarties Candies - to boost your test taking brain power
1 pencil -- to help you record the knowledge you have learned
1 sticker -- to help you stick with the task at hand
1 eraser -- to use when you check over your work
1 Hershey's Hug -- for all the hard work you put into the test
1 highlighter -- to highlight all your success
1 pencil grip -- to get a grip on the task at hand
Vacation Survival Kit
Tissue-for your tears when the motel is booked or for romantic sunsets
Paper bag-to hold treasures and in case of hyperventilation when you see the prices of souvenirs
Sponge-to soak up the sun, sand, snow, and memories
Feather-to remember to gently float through the vacation rather than racing
Ear plugs-to avoid the yelling or listening to the 7,000th singing of "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall"
Quarter-someone always needs a quarter for something
Bandaid-for boo boos, real or imagined
Rubberband-for flexibility as sometimes when you are flexible, you have wonderful experiences you would have
A box of CrackerJack -vacations always come with good surprises. Remember to look for yours.
A small plastic bag-to remind us to always bring back small things that will help the vacation live on for years
Chuckles-never leave home without the ability to laugh at yourself and situations
Chopsticks-to remind us that even within the US, there are many different cultures and customs
A picture of a watch or clock without hands-forget the clock, you're on vacation!
A disposable camera (or picture of one)-capture the fun and memories before they disappear
A compass-you'll need this especially if you are with someone who can't stop for directions
A picture or map of Kansas-as Dorothy says in the Wizard of Oz, "There's no place like home."
Valentine/ Love Survival Kit
Jolly Rancher - for all the times you make me laugh
Sweet Escapes - for the special times we spend alone
Hugs & Kisses - yours are simply the best
100,000 Bar - .you are worth more than a grand to me
Skittles - for the rainbow of colors you show me life through
Peppermint Patty - for the cool sensations you give me
Cotton Ball - to help soften any rough times
Popcorn - cause you keep popping into my thoughts
Balloon - because you encourage me to reach for the sky
Needle and Thread - that we are bound together
Match - we are a perfect match
Pom Pom - for the warm fuzzies you give me
Silk Rose - which will last forever...like us
Puzzle Piece - without you I'm not whole.
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