Teacher Retirement 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 finger.

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.)

Place all items in a tote bag from the school or retiring teachers.

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.