It’s that time of year again! Yes, back to school time…. I think that maybe the stores started a bit early but right now is the best time to get some great deals on all the things that your kids will need for a successful school year! Even I like going back to school shopping because I love getting new paper… pens… stationary…. all of it really and each year it seems that they come out with some new stuff that is really great! It makes me wonder how I got by with just a plain old yellow pencil!
Every year when the kids go back to school the teachers always send home “wish lists” with all the supplies that they need for the classroom. Some of the things are every day items that they really need… like pencils & paper! So often I’ve seen the teachers at the stores filling their carts full of school supplies and paying with them with their own money.
Well, I went to Walmart and I participated in the Bag It Forward movement. I filled my cart with all the supplies that I knew the kids would need in the classroom this year! Crayons, paper, pencils, tissues, glue, and even hand sanitizer!
When I was there at the front of the store was huge Elmer’s display and a QR code the 1st Day app! The Elmer’s 1st Day™ app is a FREE mobile app that enables parents to capture those priceless “1st day” moments year after year. It also provides teachers a unique platform to share photos of their classrooms, school projects and more with family and friends.
You can watch a video about the 1st Day app and download it here and best of all it works on both the iPhone and Android.
Helping out was really inexpensive too… I didn’t spend more than $30 and I know that the teachers are going to love our donation this fall when we bring in on the first day of school.
Elmer’s is committed to the education of children and innovation for educators who inspire them to learn. With that in mind, the company is a proud sponsor of The Kids In Need Foundation and currently supports the Elmer’s Teacher Tool Kit Program to provide much-needed funding and supplied to educators. Based on the success of this partnership, Elmer’s chose to donate additional resources to The Kids in Need Foundation through this1st Day™ initiative.
You can follow the #BagItForward movement too! Check out Elmer’s on Facebook, Twitter and our #BagItForward Pinterest board!
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