Looking for a great teachers gift that won’t cost you a fortune? If you ask, kids and teachers will tell you that the most coveted item at school is a pencil. Pencils so are easy to lose and often fall victim to pencil fighting or the sharpener. Before you know it all of the pencils have vanished. Below are some photos from the crafty ladies at Anders Ruff, along with a list of things you need to make this cute pencil holder.
Looking for a fun activity this summer that will prepare you for winter? Our friend Lindsay at Love And Olive Oil made this amazing recipe for Blueberry & Peach Jam. Lindsay is also really crafty so she included a free label printable design that she made for you to use on your jam. These cute jam jars make great gifts or keep the jam for yourself, it will liven up your taste buds during the winter season.
Did you know 51% of teachers polled said that general classroom supplies were not adequately covered by school budgets?
Did you know an estimated $1.6 billion was spent out of pocket by teachers in 2013?
Of course you did. You are a teacher. You know what it’s like to wake up at 5am to get ready for work. You know what it’s like to be in charge of a room full of other people’s kids. You know what it’s like to spend hours after work, grading papers at home. And you know what it’s like to spend your own money on classroom supplies that just aren’t available to you.
Aside from entering the OnlineLabels.com #MakeEducationStick contest to help increase your available resources, there are other ways to help stretch a limited classroom budget. And we’ve put together a fun info-graphic to help it all look better! You can see a couple of the money-saving solutions listed below and can view the entire Info-Graphic by clicking here right now.
Group Work: Dividing your students into small groups and having them work together on activities can reduce the amount of worksheets and handouts that you need to print. Group work also can enhance your students’ cooperative and social skills.
Recycle Materials: Keep a scrap-paper bin for future art projects and crafts. This type of resourcefulness cuts down on waste and prevents out-of-pocket expenses for colored construction paper and magazines.
And since we are a Label company, this last one is my favorite tip. Label EVERYTHING!: It is expensive for parents to replace items that are lost or misplaced. The same can be said for supplies provided by the school. Label everything to keep from having to constantly replace them.
An Info-Graphic explaining how you can save money on school supplies!