Can you believe the summer is almost over? I can’t! As the lazy days of summer come to an end, all thoughts turn to school. As a former teacher I know the excitement that comes with a new school year, I also know how much work goes into getting a classroom ready for your kids! There are a few things you can do for your kid’s teachers before the school year even starts.
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3 Ways to Support Teachers
Healthy Habits- Germs are a teachers worst enemy. Making sure your kids are healthy for school is so important. But also make sure that they know how to keep germs from spreading to others. Teach your child proper hand washing techniques and how to cover their mouths properly when they sneeze or cough. Your teacher will thank you! A healthy classroom is a happy one.
Encourage Learning- Summer time is famous for the summertime slide. Pack your summer with activities and habits that encourage learning and curiosity. Take your kids outside, talk about the world around you. Head to library, help them find a book series they just can’t put down. Or pick a subject to learn about, wether it is skateboarding or weather patterns, find something that interests them and learn all you can about it. Head to museums or zoos. Soak up all the knowledge you can, that way when you head back to school your brain is ready to learn.
Raise A Hand- Did you know that 1 in 3 teachers are actually buying clothes for students with money from their own pockets? Pair that with the money they are already spending on supplies for their classrooms and that really adds up. ThredUP, an awesome fashion resale site, saw a need and wants to help you recognize the amazing teachers in your life. They have paired up with AdoptAClassroom.com and starting today, July 15th, until August 23rd, you can nominate your favorite teacher in their Raise A Hand For Teachers program.
Three winning teachers will receive $2,500 + $500 thredUP credit for their classroom. Talk about supporting the people who give so much for your children. That money would go a long way in helping a teacher you love. Winners will be announced Tuesday, September 8th. Head here to enter.
I have been using ThredUP for a while now, and I can’t think of anything but positive things to say about their services. They have name brand clothing for women and children, and everything is in excellent condition. While you are nominating your favorite teacher to win their amazing giveaway, make sure you take a minute to look for some amazing clothes for back to school. With brands like GapKids, Janie and Jack, Lilly Pulitzer, Mini Boden, Zara Kids and more, I know it is one of the easiest ways to save money during this back to school season. I recently picked up 8 tops, 6 for me and 2 for my kids, for $111.00. I saved $376.58 off the retail prices! Hello!? Talk about savings. Plus, you can shop right from your smart phone! It doesn’t get any easier! Head here to shop.
Saturday 25th of July 2015
Teachers really are our foundation for the generations to come. They play such an important role in our children's lives. This is an excellent idea.
Monday 20th of July 2015
Teachers are truly amazing and care so much about their students and their success! I would nominate my 10 grad math Teacher because he helped me understand Algebra and spent time after school helping me!
Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins
Thursday 16th of July 2015
I absolutely LOVE this! Teachers work so very hard and I think this is a very good idea.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert
Wednesday 15th of July 2015
Teachers are so underappreciated! Let's hear it for the teachers!
Seattle Travel Blogger
Wednesday 15th of July 2015
These are great ideas to show your support for your teachers. They deserve some reward for all that they do.