The new school year is right around the corner for many of you and for some has already begun. Most of us have very similar back to school shopping lists including must-haves like pens, pencils, and coloring supplies. Providing our children with the write tools aids them on their learning path for a successful school year. We’re happy to have partnered with Paper Mate® this back to school season as they have partnered with Box Tops for Education™, an incredible program designed to support our children’s schools.
The Write Tools for a Successful School Year
Our kids’ education is the building block for their future. As parents, it is our duty to do everything we can to set our children up for a successful school year. That is why we’ve been proudly supporting the Box Tops for Education™ mission. For over 20 years, Box Tops has been providing us as consumers a simple way to help fund our schools.
So many amazing brands that we love partner with Box Tops, but Paper Mate® is the only line of writing utensils involved with the program, making it a no brainer for us! They have everything your student needs from pens, pencils and erasers.
Having fun writing utensils gives kids the encouragement and freedom to create. I know for my daughter, having fresh packs of Paper Mate® Flair pens gets her excited to do her writing practice and drawings. (One less fight, am I right?!)
Notes of Affirmation
Besides having the right tools for success, our children need our encouragement and affirmations to give them a boost. My daughter’s own worst critic is herself. When she gets frustrated we stop, take a few deep breaths and speak words of affirmation. This year we have also started doing this on the drive to school as a way to make her feel confident as she begins her day.
Whether you speak them daily, or leave little notes of affirmations in their lunch boxes, here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Shine like a star.
- You are loved.
- You are kind.
- You can do it!
- You are brave.
- You are generous.
- You are creative.
- You are a great friend!
- You are awesome!
- You are beautiful inside + out!
Now I’m encouraging you to take the #PaperMatePledge! During your back-to-school shopping, choose Paper Mate®, the only line of writing utensils to support Box Tops for Education ™ and your local schools!