I wanted to share this Teacher appreciation idea as teachers have such a special place in my heart & I know how hard they work to make that first day perfect. I hope you love it!
This blog post was sponsored by Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats
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“Good morning, Glory. Good morning, Glory. Good morning, Glory… it’s time to go to school.” This is how I wake our kids up on school days. Every single day. I sing my way into their dreams & wake them up as kindly as possible. I loathe the sound of the alarm, so I want to be the first happy thought in their minds that day, to hopefully start them off on the right note.
The first day of school is one of those all-important days.
You spend a week before school starts back just trying to get “back on a routine.”
You make a new lunch plan, the one that you know you’ll stick to this year.
You buy their fall clothes after you realize just how much they’ve grown.
You send in the school-supply list and a few extra glue-sticks.
You try not to cry when you are waving goodbye that morning.
Yes, it’s a big day for us, the parents.
The thing is, while I’m preparing our kids to go back to school, I know that their teachers have been busy preparing their classroom for this first day, too. They’ve spent days and weeks setting it up, printing out work, planning lessons, and memorizing their student’s names. They deserve our support…
Big days are something that Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats knows all about, so this back to school season they are helping to prepare teachers.
You can still nominate your teacher for a chance to receive a back-to-school bundle, valued at $500, that includes everything they need for a successful first day back, including a filling breakfast of the oh-so-delicious cereal packed with 43g wholegrain. 6g of fiber, and 5g protein. You can nominate them here.
I was so inspired by the work Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats is doing this fall to help teachers that I decided to put together my own little “gift basket” (That’s not really in a “basket”) or First Day Teacher Survival Kit to show my support.
One time, years ago, I had a student bring me a card on my first day (as a teacher) and I’ll never forget it. It was simple, and it was meaningful.
“Thank you for taking the time to plan for your students this year. I know that you have been in your classroom for days, as I’ve been helping out with the PTO. I just want you to know that someone noticed. If you put that kind of time into the classroom before the year even begins, I know that you will put that kind of time into your students as they begin to grow. ”
That thank you note has been in my dresser drawer for twelve years.
Now that our children are going into their classrooms and I am the parent, I want to do the same. I’ve been pulling together my own Gift Basket: First Day Teacher’s Survival Kit for the kid’s new teachers.
What I’ve Included in my First Day Teacher’s Survival Kit:
These printables (Pick which set you like best – you are welcome to download them & print them here.)
Along with the printable, I have included a box of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats in the survival kit. Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats is a food purposefully built to prepare people for their biggest day, so it’s a perfect fit in our gift basket/survival kit today. I’ve also included a craft kit filled with first-day goodies and the cereal for a first-day snack will fit perfectly into a teacher’s desk drawer.
The Teacher’s Survival Kit includes the following:
- Box of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats
- Post-It notes
- Paper Clips (large & small)
If you know a teacher who could use the support of you & your child for their first big day, please support them by nominating them for a Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats back to school bundle. You can nominate them here. It’s just one more way to show a teacher just how much they meant to you and your children. Join in on #TeachersBigDays and the #Contest today! I can’t wait to see which teacher you nominate!