At the end of summer, Michelle at Apples and ABC’s shared on her Instagram that you could get ice packs in kid-friendly formats in the back to school section at Target.
And I wanted them.
But I couldn’t find them.
So I gave up.
Then school started and a couple of my kiddos here and there have gotten some very minor injuries on the playground and in the classroom.
I’m talking MINOR.
But they cry anyway. And act dramatic. Because their teacher is dramatic and pretend crying is fun, don’t ya know.
To make them feel better and so I can get on with my day, I do what all good teachers do and run through the playbook of:
How about you get a drink of water?
Here’s a bandaid.
Do you want to go to the bathroom?
Do you want to hold our class pet?
Do you want to rest in your seat?
Would you like a hug?
Here’s a kleenex. We can wet it with water and you can hold it on your boo-boo.
Oh, I thought that was your boo-boo. Where is it? I don’t see anything.
Okay. If you say so.
How about this great smelling lotion?
Or a sticker?
Do you see me through those crocodile tears?
Once I *finally* got a little refrigerator for my classroom (apparently, I am lucky to have this, as well as curtains, my own furniture, pillows, butcher paper, bulletin boards, books, paper, pencils, and students in my room) I put a little ice pack in there so I could add that to my repertoire.
Would you like the ice pack?
Well . . . my ice pack was this hard, orange, plastic something or other.
It did the trick.
But when Michelle shared the adorable kid-friendly ice packs, I was ALL ABOUT THEM!
Just for fun, there’s a BLUE WHALE ice pack, too!
I just got them in the mail yesterday. I can’t wait for a student to get injured so I can whip these out!
I can’t wait until I can whip these out the next time a student gets injured.
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