We have had an amazing summer full of fun, relaxation, time with family and friends, play dates, and pool days. But the reality is we are three weeks away from the start of the school year, and I am already making my lists and trying to get organized so it doesn’t hit us like a school bus. After Brayden was in all day school last year for the first time, I know there are a few things coming in to this school year that I want to do better. I want to pack better lunches, volunteer as much as I can in both him and Kenley’s classroom, and keep some of their best work stashed so they can look at it one day.
One other thing that I want to do better at is collecting Box Tops. Our school is very fortunate to have the Box Tops program, and several times throughout the year, the classrooms have Box Top competitions. The class that collects the most in a certain duration of time gets a class treat from one of the teachers. It’s a fun way to keep the kids motivated and it’s very beneficial to our school.
To keep better tabs on Box Tops for my kids, I made a quick and easy baggie to hang on our fridge. This keeps the kids interested and then when the special weeks roll around for Box Tops competitions, we have a good stash that I can divide between the kids to turn in to their teachers.
I used a piece of construction paper and glued it to a plastic baggie. Once it was dry, I used these cute clothespin magnets (purchased from here) to attach it to the fridge.
What’s even easier is that to get Box Tops, we just buy our favorite General Mills products (like Lucky Charms TM and Star Wars fruit snacks!), clip the Box Top label off the top, and keep them in our bag until it’s time to turn them into the school. Box Tops are easy to find on products you use everyday from breakfast to snacks and easy meals! Teachers now a days are spending more of their own money in their classrooms, so the Box Tops program is a helpful way that we can get the things our teachers need in our schools to adequately teach our children. Box Tops for Education makes it easy to give back to schools on your everyday purchases. Simply look for the Box Tops label when you shop General Mills products at Walmart. Your school will receive $.10 for every box top you clip and send! In addition to the $0.10 per Box Tops, you earn 4 more ($.50!) It’s such a small, simple task that makes a huge difference!
What better way to kick off the school year then to get organized while still helping our teachers and our kids!
How are you kicking off the 2016-2017 school year?