Thursday, September 1, 2011

Homeschool Survival Kit

After my blog post from Monday, First Day Back to Homeschooling, I have had several people comment about how they could relate!  One of my friends completely surprised me by presenting me with this... a Homeschool Survival Kit!

The label reads:
Animal crackers for when life seems like a zoo.
Band-aids for when things get a little rough.
Chewing gum to help you stick to it.
Crayons to colour your day bright and cheerful.
Candle for when you are up late marking or planning.
Smarties cause that's who you're teaching.
Kit Kat bar cause by the end of the day you'll probably need a "Break".
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 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.
And a prayer for you to say at the start of every day.

Oh, and the prayer:
Please help me,
To strengthen their voices, bodies and mind,
To express their feelings
and control them sometimes.
To explore what's near,
and venture afar,
But most important to love
who they are.

Thank you so much to my friend for helping me to put a whole new spin on the "tough" days!  It really helps to remind me of why we do this, and it put a huge smile on my face!

I hope you have a whimsically wonderful day!


  1. WOW! I absolutely love this! I was awake for a few hours lastnight thinking that I wanted to make a homeschool survival kit for all of my friends who homeschool (and one for This is just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing!

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