To give to students on the last day of school at the end of the year, for graduation, etc.:
Write or print out and glue the following to a paper lunch bag
In this bag you will find some things
that hold the key to what your future brings.
It is with great sadness that I watch you depart
Because you have a special place in my heart.
Inside this bag you'll find:
A RULER to remind you that there are always rules to follow
KISSES to remind you that you are loved
A PENCIL to remind you that there are still many things to learn
A MARKER to remind you to leave a good mark wherever you go
A PENNY to remind you to use good sense
An ERASER to remind you that it's all right to make mistakes.