There are so many ideas out there that are big, small, easy, difficult, realistic and not possible within my lifetime! I come across many ideas that I would love to take on. Today I will be concentrating on ideas for school treats, decor, organization, etc.
- Teacher Survey: I created a survey for my kids teachers so that I (and the other parents) can learn what they like. A teacher friend told me how she would much rather recieve a child’s handwritten note than the ton of chocolate boxes she has gotten in the past! A girl can only eat so much chocolate (even if they are the really goods ones!!!!)
Printable: Favorites Survey
- Halloween Class Treats: This would be sooo easy!
Source: Pimp My Dinners
- Organizing School Papers: I really need this now. A store bought filing box with 12 (or more for pre-k) files for yearly memory keeping. An easy way to store a collection of your child’s best artwork, school photos and awards. I may be a couple (or few) years late, but I have all their papers from past years. Now I just have to pull it out and organize!
Source: I Heart Organizing
- Halloween Classroom Door: This would be a super easy idea for classroom decor for the month of October.
Source: Honey & Fitz
Office Depot has a 5% Back to School Program where they give back to your school of choice. Here is what you need to do:
- Shop at Office Depot for all of your school and office supplies now and throughout the year.
- Present your school’s 5% Back To Schools ID number (or, if you don’t know or remember it, ask them to look it up in their 5% Back To Schools Program handbook) when you shop online, over the phone or at your neighborhood Office Depot store.
- Office Depot will offer your school credits equal to 5% of the qualifying purchases in the form of an Office Depot Merchandise Card that can be used towards FREE supplies!
This is a no-brainer…free money is always good, specially if it benefits education!
This year I was inspired by this pin with a “welcome to summer” banner. I confess! I had the “buy craft paper” on my to do list for over a week and failed miserably. So… with a procrastinators high, just 2 hours before last day of school release, I frantically ran through walmart looking for this fantastic glass chalk (in the car stuff section) and bought it in the then available yellow, blue and red (my girls and I would have preferred hot pink, teal and orange!).
I was the very first mom/car in the carport pickup line and had just enough time to paint the car. The next two moms/cars in line asked to borrow the paint and it was PERFECT! We looked like a very bright summer caravan and the kids LOVED it! Continue reading