Buddy Bag system - teacher fills up a child-sized clear bookbag with a book and the rest of the bag is themed according to book - very cute and easy way to get parents involved in literacy! There are also lots of ways to do cross-curricular ideas here!
Us: French press and a coat for it. "Coffee Coats are stylish French press covers designed to keep your coffee (or Tea) warm and insulated. Each cozy is lined with a heat-retaining fabric and filled with a cotton insulator.