But, However and all the other connecting words, we used the long non-school days to help Josh. He's starting as a new school principal tomorrow and the teacher in- service meetings have been taking much of his time this past week.
He very much wanted to give his teachers a little something before school started and he's all about useful gifts so the kids and I made these Teacher Survival Kits for his staff.
I cannot claim these to be an original idea of mine. Someone can, but it's not me and its certainly not the scores of mommy bloggers who have been making these but to whoever thought of these, good for you and thanks!
The kids and I headed to Walmart for the second time - the first time was to spend $245 on school supplies. Yeah, you heard me. The cashier asked if I was homeschooling. I said no. She asked if I was a school teacher and again, I said no. Then she just shook her head in disbelief.
Anyway, we headed to Walmart for a second trip and after some roaming around and complaining, we came up with these:
We filled a pencil box with tissues, sharpies, pens, sticky notes, hand sanitizer, granola bars, crystal light single serve packs, tylenol and a few other things. The packing of the boxes was a whole activity in itself. Top it all off with a little note and some clip art and they were ready to be taken to school and handed out.
I hope the teachers liked them. Josh was so sincere in wanting to do something for his teachers.
First day of school tomorrow.
All four kids plus Josh in one school.
Me, all alone and sad.
Wish us all luck.