Saturday, August 25, 2012

Teacher's Survival Kit

Mrs. Allen is hosting a cool linky party to show what is in our survival kits.

Having moved desks, schools and grade levels a few times, I have refined my survival kit.

1. Chapstick. I buy these in mulitple packs and stash them everywhere. There is one in my purse, one in my vanity, one in my nightstand, at my desk, at my desk at get the idea! I  LOVE the classic cherry. I don't where lipstick or gloss (except on very special occasions) so this gives me enough color.

2. Zyrtec. I have really bad seasonal allergies, so I have a bottle stashed in my desk so I can take a second dose at school (I usually take one at night and one at snack time :). I'm good for at least two sinus infections every year, so I think this helps cut down on trips to the doctor!

3. Up & Up Ibuprofen. Good for headaches, general aches and pains, etc. I keep a small bottle (usually around 50 count) in my desk that I refill from my ginormus bottle at home.

4. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (or some form of chocolate). Makes me happy :) Most of the schools that I have worked in have had peanut free rooms...but mine hasn't been one of them yet. I always make sure to wash my hands after I enjoy the yummy goodness.

5. Aveeno Oatmeal Lotion. My legs get really dry and itchy in the winter, and this helps cut down on the dryness and the itch. Like the chapstick, I have bottles everywhere.

So, those are the top 5 things that I have in my survival kit. What's in yours? Go link up and check out others!

Smiles and Sushine,


  1. Thanks for linking up! I forgot about lotion! That is essential. My favorite is Crabtree & Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander but it's a bit pricey, so I only use it at home and keep some Aveeno at school too.

    Mrs. Allen’s 5th Grade Files

  2. I love Aveeno, that is definitely one of my survival things too! :)

  3. I thought I was the only one who stashed chapstick everywhere. My lunch box, my desalinated drawer, my pocketbook has 2-3, and in the winter I keep one in the car. (Summer time, cars and chapstick aren't a good combino...)

  4. Hmmm that should be desk.....wonder how auto spell check got desalinated? Haha!

  5. I think a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup makes everything better!

    The Teaching Thief


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