This back to school season, ten lucky sweepstakes entrants won $5,000 for themselves along with $5,000 for a teacher of their choice. We want to thank everyone who joined us as we celebrated and supported teachers, our real-life superheroes.
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We’ll let you know if you win our drawing. In the meantime, learn more about what you can do to help make this school season clean, safe and happy!Back to School COVID Tips Classroom Resources
Not all heroes wear capes, and once again it’s teachers who are stepping up to guide students through uncertain times. That’s why, for the second year in a row, we’re donating $1M to supply teachers with classroom essentials, from crayons and books to disinfecting wipes and masks. Visit DonorsChoose to see how we’re empowering superhero teachers across the country.
As an elementary educator and social influencer who has used her platform to help teachers get the support they need, Courtney Jones offers the following five helpful tips for learning this year:
When it comes to extracurricular activities or classroom activities, routines help children stay focused and on task! If you’re a parent, create a calendar or schedule with a designated time each day to check in with your child about upcoming activities, projects, or tests so you’re all on the same page. If you’re a teacher, stick to a schedule for certain activities like snacks, breaks and outdoor time.
Consider mixing up classroom studies to reinforce classroom learnings. If you’re a parent, on the weekend, take your budding biologist to the nearby aquarium, and ask your aspiring writer to journal a story about the day. If you’re a teacher, see if you can create a garden or a butterfly haven outside the classroom.
Whether at home or in the classroom, a clean and organized space helps kids focus. Clear bins with items labeled and books and toys organized on shelves give a sense of order, and also responsibility for putting them back where they belong.
Teachers and parents both know that the start of the school season also means the return of colds and flu. Keep up healthy habits by disinfecting high-touch surfaces in the classroom and at home, washing your hands regularly, and staying home at the first sign of illness.
The first day of school can be nerve wracking for parents and teachers, too! Start the day with a pep talk with your child, but also give yourself a pat on the back for successfully starting another school year. You can do it!
We want to thank everyone who participated in our back-to-school sweepstakes.