This time of year, teachers and parents are all feeling like there is so much to be done before school starts! After chatting with a coworker in a similar situation, I thought I’d share with you what we talked about: What we really think is important at the beginning of the school year.
What Teachers Want You To Know
The beginning of every school year is so exciting! It’s a fresh start, with fresh supplies and new clothes. But when you get past those first few weeks, what is school all about? What do teachers think is important?
We Have Confidence in Your Child
One of the latest trends in education is the “growth mindset”. We all have room to grow somewhere in our lives. Successful, confident learners know that they have the skills to do great things. And guess what? Teachers believe that too. We know that each child has the stuff inside of him that he needs to use his whole potential. We’re just there to guide him down the path of world-changing awesomness.
We Care About Your Child As Much As You Do
A lot of teachers refer to their students as “my kids”. Last year I frequently found myself having to clarify, “No, not my personal kids, my sixth grade kids,” when I was talking with friends and family about life lately. Your child’s teacher probably has snacks in her cupboard alongside stickers and happy birthday pencils and bandaids.
We Want to Make School Fun
I know, it doesn’t always seem that way, but teachers know that happy, engaged kids are more likely to learn. When kids feel like what they’re learning is interesting, they buy in to the concept and it often sticks with them longer.
It’s So Easy To Help a School Out!
The thing is, those extra projects and activities are usually paid for out of the teacher’s pocket. In order to pull off that cool STEM activity or give kids hands-on experience with algebraic equations, teachers have to buy the materials. It’s not a big deal, we are usually excited to do it because we know how fun those materials will make school for our kids. If you want to help out in a big way, keep your eyes peeled for Box Tops and turn them in to the school. They can be found on a variety of products that you use every day.
This week we grabbed some trash bags and slow cooker liners and, voila! Box Tops are right there on the side. You can also find Box Tops on Reynolds Kitchens™ products like Parchment Paper, Oven Bags, Slow Cooker Liners and Bakeware Pans. Hefty products with Box Tops include Trash Bags, Hefty Foam Plates and Hefty Cups.
Right now, through August 29th, Reynolds Kitchens and Hefty Box Tops for Education are offering a sweepstakes. There will be 50 instant winners a day and 5 grand prize winners. Grand prize winners will each receive $1,000 in Box Tops for their school. Enter at this link for a chance to win big for your school!
Teachers and parents, what do you want your kids to know as they go back to school?