Tomorrow is the first day of school. I think I’m as ready as I’m going to be. The lunches are packed, AG’s uniform is picked out, my clothes are out and backpacks are filled. Tomorrow will be the first day our entire family has to get up and out of the house together. I’m hoping all the preparation we’ve done beforehand will help speed things up.
From the teacher stand point, my classroom is ready and my plans for the first three days are done. Since I’ve gone back to teaching this year, I’ve had to purchase tons of things for my classroom. Many teachers spend their own money to make sure their students have everything they need each year.
If you have a child in school, I’m sure you’ve heard of Box Tops for Education. It’s a great program that helps give back to schools. What I love about this program is it’s super easy and the schools get CASH for their box tops! In my past school, the extra cash helped pay for kids to go on field trips who couldn’t afford to.
Right now, Walmart and General Mills have teamed up to bring you 5 for 1 Box Tops for Education. All you have to do is buy your favorite General Mills products (Cheerios for us,) cut/rip the Box Top for Education label off the package and keep them in a safe place. Box tops can be found on so many items from cereals to fruit snacks to frozen meals.
At our house, we have a little bucket for all box tops. AG usually spots them right away and can tear some out herself. She loves filling up the bucket and bringing them into her school when they’re due. There are even some fun printables for the kids to glue the box tops on to, which makes it a little more fun!
Are your littles ready for back to school?