Summer is over and it’s time to put together this Back-to-School Teacher Survival Kit! Here are the free printables and list of things you will need.
It’s about that time!! I know it feels like summertime just began but it’s nearing the end and the new school year is about to begin (I can’t believe it). I have three daughters. One is in High School and two are in Elementary school together which makes for very busy mornings and afternoons too! I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. 😉 When new teachers are assigned it is fun to put together a little something for them! Especially if your child is a little nervous to meet their new mentor, this cute back-to-school teacher survival kit can break the ice and put a smile on both of their faces.
I will start by saying I was a teacher for five years and loved it! I stopped when I got pregnant with my second daughter (seen here), so I know what they need! I taught little ones and I will tell you that I did not have a cupboard without a can of Lysol® Disinfectant Spray and Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes in them…lifesavers I tell you!
I barely had enough time to take a bathroom break myself during the day (let alone take a bunch of time to scrub a table) so the wipes were perfect to quickly wipe things down and know they were killing germs at the same time. Each morning I would spray the inside and outside door handles with Lysol® spray too to prevent illnesses from affecting any of us…there was no time for sick days. 😉
Of course I had to include both of these necessities in our back-to-school teachers gift, here’s what else is included and what you’ll need:
- Lysol® Disinfectant Spray in Crisp Linen
- Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes in Lemon – free printable below
- Water bottle – let child add personalization to it with a permanent marker too
- Cute pad for taking notes
- Lip balm
- Hand sanitizer
- A sweet treat – we put mini marshmallows inside the empty water bottle
- Free printable Back-To-School Teacher Survival Kit label
- Handwritten note from your child introducing themselves – it will make them smile
- Container – I bought a food storage container at Walgreens when I purchased these other items
Now that I have kids of my own I know just how important it is to tackle those pesky germs, and make sure there are no missed days of school. Ok, so I treat my house the same as I did my classroom and you can find these same Lysol® products in every cupboard in my home….what can I say, they work!
For teachers it’s a double whammy. I want them to stay well throughout the year so they’re present for my child in the classroom, and I want my child to stay healthy too. So….why not let your kids personalize it a bit using this free disinfecting wipes label. Teachers will know from the trusted red label that they’re getting more than just sanitizing wipes, because they’re Lysol® Disinfecting wipes! Perfect addition to include in their back-to-school teacher survival kit…I buy these in bulk and I’m sure they do too! 😉
Your kids will have fun putting these fun gifts together…and then it’s on to prepare for the year to start in your home!
With a new year comes new responsibilities in our house. Everyone contributes, that’s our rule. Of course depending on their age they each have different responsibilities, but everyone has the ability to help with the cleaning and organizing. I used to just keep a tally of their chores and when they completed them for 5 days, they were able to choose a treat.
This year I thought it would be more fun to create these chore reward cards! It is the same idea but when it comes to kids, fun is a big factor right??!! We came up with a list of things they’d like to earn and a value for each one. Some were worth 5 punches, and others (like a trip to the roller rink with a friend) would cost 10 punches….they loved it!
Easy chores to start with when you start this process are:
- Emptying the dishwasher
- Filling and starting the dishwasher using Finish® Quantum dishwasher packs
- Emptying trash cans in the house
- Wiping the countertops and tables with Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes
- Moping the floor (my girls actually enjoy this)
Now that you have the free printables you need, you just have to head to Walgreens to get everything else! Another bonus to including these items is that Lysol® is the exclusive Household Cleaning Products Brand to partner with Box Tops for Education™!
Does your school participate in this fantastic program?? I’m sure they do!!
I was in charge of our school’s program a few years ago and they earned a lot of money just by collecting these itty bitty labels and sending them in! It’s a great way to help support your school…..One Clean Surface at a Time! If your child’s school doesn’t have a program in place, ask if you can coordinate one. It takes very little effort and there are great rewards to be had. 😉
Here are a few deals to use at Walgreens to help you save a bit of money when creating your back-to-school teacher survival kit:
- You can buy Lysol for $2.49 (35 ct Wipes, APC cleaners, Bathroom cleaners), as found in the Sunday Paper in the Walgreens weekly ad or Walgreens stores at the shelf.
- Dates Running
- Week of July 30th
- Week of August 13th
For more fun….enter this sweepstakes!! ( runs July 12, 2017 – September 2, 2017) and join our Twitter party on August 22nd at 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST for more prizes…I’ll be there!
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What else would you include in your back to school teacher survival kit?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lysol + Finish. The opinions and text are all mine.