Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday Time to Tackle: College Finals Survival Kit

I sit in an unfamiliar room, facing a final exam for a class I completely forgot to attend even once during the semester.  I awaken abruptly, heart pounding, relieved it was only a dream.

College students need a little extra encouragement during the dreaded finals week.  My kids have always appreciated a surprise in the mail to let them know I'm thinking of them and wishing them the best.

Finals survival kits are easy to put together, and fun to receive.  Content ideas include pencils, highlighters, post-its, cold and flu remedies, and snacks.  This post I wrote last year has been one of my most-viewed blog entries, so I decided to write a second post, to show what I sent in this semester's finals survival kit. 

My students seem to appreciate the food the most, so food took up the majority of the box this year:


However, I chose the items purposely, mentally composing the following note while I was shopping:

  
I boxed it all up, adding a personalized message on the back of the note:

  
Test results remain to be seen, but the kids seemed to think the kit made the grade!

Thanks for educational opportunities.


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9 comments:

  1. What a great idea! LOVE the note that went with it. While she is a long ways from college last week was "standardized testing" at Amara's elementary school and I bet all of the students would have loved your box!

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  2. A great idea!

    I love salt and pepper pistachios!

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  3. Ewww, I remember finals weeks from college. I can see why the snacks are the favorite part, because I remember being up late studying and getting hungry :) Good luck to your kids!

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  4. Great idea Kristi! I am sure they appreciate it....love the little note too!

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  5. Kristi, You just gave me an idea.. love it...

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  6. LOVE this idea! The note was too cute. I'll have to try and remember this one when my baby grows up (and if) goes to college!

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  7. p.s. I really like the concept of your blog. It's so positive and uplifting. I really enjoy reading it.

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  8. Very cute! You should make one for teachers! They need to survive the end of the year too! Thank you for sharing! I’d love to have you visit me at Get Your Crap Together! We have a Pattern Party from the 1st of the month to the 10th and would love you to check it out. See you soon!

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  9. Great idea! I do like the note :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

    Linda
    With A Blast

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