Sunday, July 20, 2008

Teacher Survival Kit

Well today I turned in my signed contract for the school. So it's official. I am now the 1st grade teacher. I know that it's going to be an exciting year full of surprises and blessing.
I wanted to share this amazing gift that I received today from my friend Cindy. OMG!!! I was so touched when I opened this. It was just so thoughtful and so darn cute. Check it out. Its a teacher survival kit. I absolutely love that whistle, too funny!

She put to use one of those tins that holds K & Co chipboard and covered it with some really neat paper. Look at that handle. She tied every ribbon into bows, it's absolutely darling!! Wow, that's a lot of bows!!!!!!!

It is such a blessing to have friends to share your life with. Those who will rejoice with you, cry with you, and be there through the journey of life. I have never known friendship like this and it is only by the grace of God that I am able to receive this gift. I feel so blessed and grateful for this gift.

Thank you Cindy!!! This will be by my side everyday and will be a special reminder of that very special gift He has given us... the gift of friendship!!!!
Here's the card she made using my favorite ctmh paper "boom di ada"

9 comments:

cindy said...

Thanks Mel I loved making it for you it blessed my heart to bless you my dear sis! I know the Lord has many blessings for you on this teaching journey you will begin in a few weeks so God Bless you.
Love,
Cindy

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your new position Mel! How exciting your year is going to be. First graders are so much fun, I miss working with the little guys! Is this your first position?

Sandra T. said...

What a nice way to start your new job...with this survival kit. I really admire you for what you'll be doing. It takes someone patient and special to teach the little ones. Vinny will start 1st grade in about 4 weeks. Good luck! I'll keep checking your blog to see what else is going on with you and your beautiful family.

Michelle said...

Congrats on the new job! I taught first grade for 3 years and now I teach 5th grade. I really love teaching both grades. Best of luck to you!

Stacy said...

Congrats! I taught 1st grade until last year when I decided to stay home with the little ones. I love that age. The kids are so curious and sweet!

Saved by Grace said...

Wow!!What a blessing, this kit is soo cute!!! Great job Cindy!!! You scrapper you!!!

In His Love,
Adrienne

Sheila said...

Great kit! Very funny and how thoughtful of her. I'm envious. Would have loved to have been a teacher. You always love your teachers at that age, don't you?

Sheila : )

Stacey said...

Congratulations on your new jobs! All of my best friends are teachers and most of them teach the real young ones like you. I bet you are going to be their favourite within weeks :o) ~x~

Angela K said...

What a sweet gift! Congatulations on your new adventure (job)I hope it is all you would like it to be!