Me and office supply stores go together like kids and toy stores. I can’t get enough of the organizing paraphernalia I find in these places. And don’t even get me started on all the fun pens and markers.
You can probably guess then that I actually enjoy all the back-to-school supply shopping … that is until I get to the check out counter and have to fork over the cash.
Thanks to Avery, though, I am now the proud owner of this free and fabulous gift basket. It will definitely help with my office supply fetish and with all the school supplies my kidlets need.
And did you know that Avery recently partnered with Box Tops for Education?
“Now, when you purchase Avery school and office supplies you also receive Box Tops coupons to clip and return to your child’s school to be redeemed for cash.” This is perfect for me because Keri’s school is an avid collector of these little coupons.
“Avery has also teamed up with organizational expert Jodie Watson, founder and president of Supreme Organization and the organizational expert from TLC’s Real Simple. Real Life. She has many tips for parents and children to organize for school success in order to reduce stress and be more efficient and productive.”
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
** “Create a binder to house the best of your child’s school work as they go through the school year. Use a template to create the front cover and spine of the binder with your child’s name, school, year, etc. Use dividers to make sections for homework, artwork, certificates of recognition, awards, projects, etc. Keep papers inside sheet protectors so the work will stay in good condition. Take pictures of any larger artwork or projects they make and place the photo in the binder. Photos can be printed as large as 10’x8” for best viewing. At the end of the school year, you will have a completed binder with all their best work.”
3rd – 5th Grade
** “Place a dry erase calendar where you and your child can see and reach it. With a marker write down all the upcoming school dates for the year – school breaks, events, field trips. As you go through the year, use the calendar to track project due dates and help your child to schedule in the days they will be working on long term homework assignments in order to complete them on time. Calendar can also include play-dates, parties, doctor’s appointments, and sports or dance lessons. This is a great way to introduce your child to project management at an easy to understand level. If you have more than one child, use a different color marker for each one to easily differentiate between their schedules.”
6th – 8th Grade
** “Help your child create a fully personalized, unique binder with Avery Signature Binders to organize their work for the upcoming school year. They could use one binder to hold all of their class work or individual binders for each class they will be taking. Use dividers to create separate sections for each course or class, such as: history, math, science, and/or create separate sections within each class, such as: notes, assignments, handouts, etc. Label each divider with a permanent marker or print labels on your computer so you can clearly see which section is which. Insert a copy of your child’s class schedule into a sheet protector and place at the front of the binder. For each class make a cover sheet with the class name, teacher, room number, location, days/times of classes. Place the class info cover sheets into sheet protectors and insert into the binder at the front of the section for that particular class.”
** “Encourage your child to use a highlighter to empathize important content while taking class notes or on handouts. This will help them to find relevant content later on when they are studying.”
So how do you win this giveaway?
Simply leave a comment on this post before Saturday October 17th. One lucky winner will be selected for this Avery gift basket that contains nearly $50 worth of goodies.
If you want to be entered into this giveaway three times, then in your comment answer at least one of the following questions:
- How is your house doing with the kids being back in school?
- What is your favorite office supply?
If you want to be entered into this giveaway five times, then write about this giveaway on your blog or your Facebook status or your Twitter account. Make sure you indicate in your comment that you did so.
Sorry, but this giveaway is for U.S. addresses only. The winner will have 2 days to claim their prize.
I hope you are having a Happy October!