When you are out shopping for school supplies and new clothes, don't forget to organize a teacher survival kit. These come in handy when you have those "oops!" and "Oh! No!" moments at school.
EXTRA SHOES & SOCKS:
Shoes and socks are for those days when little Joey throws up on your brand new pair of shoes or you step in an icy puddle of slush on your way into school. This has happened to me more than once! I always keep an extra pair of shoes and socks at school for those occasions.
UMBRELLA & JACKET:
If you have an outdoor duty such as recess duty or bus duty, you need an umbrella and jacket. An umbrella is useful on sunny days as well as rainy days. An extra jacket at school is for those days when the weather takes a turn for the worse in the middle of the day.
Yes, I know your custodian probably has a bunch of orange extension cords. But, it sure is nice to have your own extension cord when you need one in a hurry. Plus, they are inexpensive. I bought a 6 foot cord at Target for less than $2.
Tylenol is for the occasional headache. Cough drops come in handy the first few weeks of school when your students are going through "boot camp" (learning your rules and procedures).
The other things in the survival kit are self explanatory. Can you think of something else I should add to mine?
These make great gifts for new staff members.