I give this survival kit to the students on the first day of school. It gives them some supplies to use throughout the year, something to do while waiting for all the students to arrive (word search) and makes them feel comfortable in a new environment.
I attach the survival sheet to the front of a gallon size zip lock bag. I put the items in the bag and then the students use the bag to store my books that they borrow.
bag - gallon sized Zip Lock
pencil - sharpened welcome to school pencil
eraser - pencil topper eraser
bookmark - to leave in the Zip Lock Bag
puzzle - word search for back to school (I make one with all the students' names)
kiss - Hershey Kiss