A Day Made Better

I recently teamed up with Office Max’s A Day Made Better campaign to help end teacher funded classrooms.

We all know what teacher funded classrooms are, right?

I’ll explain just in case ;)

It happens when teachers don’t receive enough supply money from their district to cover all of the materials that they need to buy for their 25-40 students.

On their very small salary, teachers go out on their own and purchase supplies (an average of $1200) every year.

They fund their own classrooms.

Office Max and Adopt-A-classroom joined forces and started A Day Made Better.

On Tuesday, October 5th, 1,000 teachers nationwide will be surprised by Office Max employees and given $1,000 worth of supplies and classroom gifts. These teachers have been nominated by their Principals for their passion, innovative teaching, and dedication.

I’ll be heading to a local elementary school with Office Max employees on Tuesday to surprise a teacher, and I am so excited!

Office Max was kind enough to give each of their Max Moms a $100 gift certificate to either giveaway on their blog or donate to a teacher who shows passion, innovative teaching, and dedication. I chose to give the gift card to an amazing teacher that works in Michael’s school, but many of the other Max Moms are giving them away on their blogs!

If you would like to enter to win a $100 gift certificate to Office Max for a deserving teacher, go visit these blogs before Tuesday:

http://rachelferrucci.com/wordpress/?p=97 {must be a Conn. teacher}

http://happilyblended.com/2010/09/giveaway-100-gift-card-office-max-teacher/

http://www.momecentric.com/2010/jar/officemax-rises-to-the-occasion-again

http://sevenclowncircus.com/2010/09/nominate-your-teacher-to-win-100-to-office-max.html

http://www.naturallyeducational.com/2010/09/passion-dedication-innovation-teacher-nominate-a-teacher-to-win-a-100-gift-card-from-office-max/

http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/2010/09/nominate-a-teacher-to-win-100-office-max-gift-card-for-a-day-made-better/

And don’t forget to check back here next week… I’ll be posting pictures of the surprise event on Tuesday!

(Due to our school schedule, I won’t be presenting my gift card until October 18th)

Comments

  1. 1
    Gramma Teetsie says:

    Good for you. People never really realize just what teachers do spend out of pocket. Good job Bec, Very Proud of you taking the extra steps to make a teacher’s day.

  2. 2
    Chelsea says:

    Awww this is such a great thing! I love it!

  3. 3
    Mrs. Dunbar says:

    What a great idea. I’ll have to check out all of those sites. When I was a teacher, my first year I spent almost $5,000 to supply my classroom. Every year it became less and less but it was never less than $500 by the time the end of the school year rolled around. Things like tape, or felt, or googly eyes, or stuff like sand and seeds for Science. Or fabric or yarn, or scissors because they grow legs and mysteriously take off.

    Those teachers will be forever grateful.

  4. 4
    Kerry Kenney says:

    That is so wonderful. I love it.

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    Kellyn says:

    Now this is a cool thing to be a part of!! I am always buying extra supplies for Boo’s teacher just to help her in any way I can!

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