Updated on August 31st, 2015
While you’re busy filling your shopping carts and checking off the lists for your child’s back to school needs, consider picking up extras to help your child’s classroom, too. There are several classroom essentials that your child’s teach will likely request throughout the year to restock the class supplies. You can donate extras to the classroom at the beginning of the school year, or hang on to extras and wait for those request to inevitably roll in. These six things are sure to be at the top of your teacher’s “please send in” list.
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6 Back to School Classroom Essentials
Tissues – The #1 requested item, that is sure to run out as soon as cold season its in early fall, is tissues! Puffs are tested by dermatologists to be gentle on the skin, making them the perfect choice to add the classroom.
Hand Sanitizer – Keeping hands clean is an essential part of stopping the spread of common colds and other germs that pass from one child to the next. Washing hands isn’t always practical in the middle of the school day, so hand sanitizer can be a helpful tool for keeping hands clean throughout the day.
Dry Erase Markers – Your child’s teacher will spend a lot of time using a white board to help instruct the class. Everything from spelling lists to math facts and even fun holiday greetings might be shared! Pick up a pack of colorful dry erase markers to brighten up the classroom.
Disinfecting Wipes – Messes are bound to happen in the classroom from sticky snack time to spilled paints. The teacher will be very appreciative of disinfecting wipes that can knock out germs, clean up messes, and keep the classroom running effectively.
Sandwich Baggies – There are lots of occasions when the teacher will divide up supplies for a project and individual sized baggies are perfect for passing out the supplies to each student. They can also help in storing leftover supplies or snacks when needed.
Extra School Supply Basics – While supplies like crayons, lined paper, pencils, glue, erasers, and markers are on sale and cheap, stock up on these extras and donate them to the classroom. The teacher can never have enough of these basic supplies that seem to evaporate like water.
Puffs for the Classroom
Add Puffs to the top of your checklist this year. Puffs Basics offer 20 more tissues to give the classroom even more to cover all those sniffles throughout the school year, while being affordable. They add a touch of softness that will help your child feel comforted, even when they are away from home.
For a limited time you can find Puffs Basics featuring specialty Minions packaging exclusively in-stores at Sam’s Club and Walmart locations. I know my kids all love the Minions, making it’s an easy way to add fun into the classroom! Head here to print a coupon to save even more on Puffs!