Schools have re-opened in the south-east and the ones in NYC open on Sept 4th. For those who had an awesome summer vacation, there is going to be a period of separation anxiety or even an awkward uneasiness once the school reopens. Parents will miss their children and if the child is young, they will miss you. The older ones are awaiting for the school to re-open to escape from the clutches of parents.
If your child is young, below is a list of items that can go in a special “back-to-school kit” envelope. Be sure to include an item of each, and the kid knows what it stands for:
HANDWRITTEN NOTE - to remind you that we love you and miss you. You are attending school to learn and to grow up in knowledge
KLEENEX – to remind you to dry someone’s tears (or perhaps your own, so you can see the tears of others)
BUTTON – to remind you to “button your lips” to keep from saying mean things about others or talking when it’s not appropriate
RUBBER BAND – to remind you of hugging and those times when you want to give a hug or want to receive one
TOOTHPICK – to remind you to “pick out” the good qualities of everyone - including you
BAND-AID – to remind you of healing hurt feelings, either yours or someone else’s
CANDY KISS – to remind you that everyone needs a nice treat occasionally
GOLD THREAD – to remind you that friendship is the golden thread that ties together the hearts of everyone
ERASER – to remind you that everyone makes mistakes sometimes, and that’s all right
LIFESAVER CANDY – to remind you to think of me as YOUR “lifesaver.” Whenever need to talk, feel free to come see me!!!
MINT – to remind you that you are worth a MINT to me!