Do you like making survival kits to welcome you students to your room each year? If so, you'll love this poem! It incorporates 11 small items (that can easily be picked up at the Dollar Store, Target, etc.) and explains how each of them represent something about your classroom or the coming year.
The eraser is to let you know
it is okay to make mistakes.
We will correct them and learn from them
no matter what it takes!
The Smarties say I know you are smart,
and really special too.
The Lifesaver is to tell you
that I am here for you.
Same poem available in my store for 1st-4th grade. I simply changed the grade named in the poem.