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Thursday, August 19, 2010

First day of school survival kit!

Monday is the big day around here.  Another school year will begin.  Yesterday, we were demon dialing the school because they printed the list to let us know what teacher our children will be assigned to. 
Tonight, we go for "Meet the teacher".

The other day, I found a cute idea at Some Days You Gotta Dance.  Paige works in a school and found an "emergency kit" on her desk while preparing for her school year.

I thought this was such a fabulous idea and decided to go for it!
Here is what I came up with!

I got the little basket in the clearance section at Wal Mart.  They came in a set of 3 for $1.50, red, white and blue!  I put in some snacks, a note pad, water, hand wash and wipes, lotion and Tylenol!  Hopefully, she won't need the Tylenol!

The bow on the outside, I made in school colors.  It is actually a belt!  I am planning to make some more, so I will post a tutorial for it!  Hopefully, tomorrow.

Wish us luck for tonight.  I am hoping there will be some friends in my sweet girl's class so that anxiety levels will be low for Monday!  I am sure the teacher will be great.  I've heard great things about all of the second grade teachers!


Ode to Motherhood said...

My boys will start school in September so they're counting their days left for vacation!

I love the school survival kit - what a wonderful idea!

Hope all goes well on the first day! :)

Lynette said...

I still find is strange that our school year end in December and yours in June...then again it ends and there is a long summer holiday in the US and in South Africa.

Kristin said...

How cute. What a fab idea!

Jenny said...

I hope she had a great first day!! Abby is loving 2nd grade! Aren't they growing so quickly???

Nathan said...

Cute idea. Our school requires kids to have a real emergency survival kit. You can buy ready-to-go kits here:

Kelly said...

Very cute girl! Fabulous idea!

Mrsblogalot said...

I love that kit! What a great idea.

Keep those anxiety levels low my friend. The year is young.

Pace yourself.


The Mommyologist said...

You are just way too creative! That is awesome!

My little guy still has a couple weeks before he starts. I hope I don't go nuts!

myletterstoemily said...

what a darling idea! i will be praying that
your daughter's teacher especially loves

i remember being terrified each new year.

LambAround said...

School has started - let's see an update!
One of my coworkers seems so much more worried about her son starting 7th grade than she should be (seriously, she was crying at work!) I hope things are going well :)

Dorkys Ramos said...

What a cute idea! I'm sure she'll absolutely love this. Good luck to your daughter :)

Grace Adams said...

You're the kind of mom every teacher wants!

Holly said...

We just had back to school night and are finishing up our second week! I wish I would have read this yesterday to take to the teacher! Great idea.

Crystal Escobar said...

oh that is such a cute idea!!! Love all the items you picked, very cool!

Melissa B. said...

Hope all went well, and that you put your "survival kit" to good use. I start back on Tuesday. Wish me luck!

myletterstoemily said...

hi andrea!

just checking to see how the kids like
their teachers!