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Just two weeks left of summer for my kiddos. We have had so much fun and it will be sad to see our lazy days come to an end. I have been hearing my teacher friends talk about how they are already getting their classrooms set up, buying supplies, and planning out the year. That got me to thinking about all our teachers do for our kids.
They spend so much of their own money to make sure that they can teach our kids in a fun and functional environment. They are not given all that you see when you walk in to a classroom. I think so many of us take that for granted. But this year I wanted my son to start to learn and appreciate more what his teachers now and in the future do for him and so many others. I want him to learn how to pay it forward.
One way we are doing this for his teachers this year is to send extra supplies to the classroom. We stopped by Walgreens and picked up some colored pencils (I know how fast my kids break these!!), erasers, glue, rulers, post it notes, and a few other things. It is our way of making sure that she has the supplies she needs to teach our kids and not have to buy it all with her own money. We also plan on asking her throughout the year what she is running out of supply wise. Tissue and Boogie wipes are also great things to send as well. Best to keep those yucky germs away as much as we can!
My hope in doing this is that he will see how we should all help each other out. Teachers should not have to be responsible for fully stocking their classrooms out of their own money. They work hard and we should help them as much as we can.
Walgreens wants to also help pay it forward to other children who are in need. Does your kid need vaccines before they head to school? If they do, might I suggest that you get them done at Walgreens. For every shot that is done through Walgreens, a shot will be donated to a child in need. It is easy to go in, no appointment needed. Most insurance is accepted and Walgreens will report it back to your Primary Care Doctor for their records.
Get a Shot, Give a Shot. What better way to pay it forward for something that we have to do anyways.
What ways are you paying it forward? Are you buying extra supplies for your child’s teacher? Volunteering your time in the classroom? What more could you be doing?