This post is sponsored by Kleenex® Facial Tissue
Back to school is back in session and I am so excited that my five-year-old is beginning the school year as a Kindergartner! I also get to help with the chaos of school by being a Classroom Hero!
Now that my daughter has officially started school, I’ll be honest when I say that I never realized how many school supplies the teachers need within their classrooms! Teachers are not just incredible people in our children’s lives but they can also be parents like you and me!
With two busy ones who are always needing my attention, I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to try and use my actual money to purchase school supplies for my own classroom.
How can we are parents help out child’s teacher and their classroom this year? We become classroom heroes by helping stock up classrooms with the essential products that the teachers may not otherwise have. WOOHOO! Below are a few tips!
1. Offer Your Time
One way to help your child and their classroom is by offering your time. This is as simple as helping put bulletin boards together, cutting or laminating papers or helping with any other tasks that the teacher asks for. Or maybe bigger tasks that the teacher asks you to do, like volunteering your time for a classroom party, baking, bringing in treats/snacks or helping to rearrange classroom books.
2. Pick Up Extra Supplies
According to an article on TIME, on average, teachers spend more than $500 yearly on school supplies. With about 20-25 students in each classroom, supplies can go quickly! Crayons, markers, dry erasers and more go quicker than we think so I’m always asking if my daughter’s teacher needs any extras to help out. One way we were able to help is by running to our local Costco.
They had Kleenex® Facial Tissue bundles, which were perfect for the back-to-school season! With 10-12 boxes per bundle and 43% more tissues per box than the best-selling Kleenex® Facial Tissue Box in rest of market, these tissue bundles are truly Made To Give More and everyone is grateful for that! Members will even save $4.50 on the Kleenex® bundle pack from 8/7-9/1! It’s available in-store or online. You’ll see the discount on the price tag in the warehouse, and the discount will be applied at the register.
3. Mystery Reader
One of my favorite things to do is surprise my daughter by coming to help in the classroom. Her teacher allows parents to come in to be a “mystery reader” and read a story to the class. It’s such a fun way to enjoy a quick break in my day to help out her class as well as meet her new friends and fellow students within her class.
4. Put Your Talent To Work
While it may be difficult to step away from your busy work schedule, think of a way to use your talents to help your child’s teacher in a different way. Are you a super “Type A” organizer? Perhaps you could help organize volunteers for a school field trip, help with donations or assist in putting together school supply lists. Consider your gifts and leverage those to be a true classroom hero, not only to your child but the classroom as a whole.
Ready to help be the classroom hero this year? I’m sure there are many ways you can volunteer and hopefully these tips can give you some new ideas to support your child’s new school and teacher in a way that can make the most for you and everyone involved. How are you going to help in your child’s classroom this year?
Ready to help be the classroom hero this year? I’m sure there are many ways you can volunteer, and hopefully these tips can give you some new ideas to support your child’s school and teacher in a way that can make the most for you and everyone involved. How are you going to help in your child’s classroom this year?
This post is sponsored by Kleenex® Facial Tissue.