Help Teachers Clear Their School Supply List!
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It is the perfect time to help teachers get their supplies they need for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year!
As summer winds down and the back-to-school season approaches, both teachers and students are gearing up for the 2023-2024 school year. One essential aspect of this preparation is ensuring that classrooms are well-stocked with the necessary supplies.
As a former art teacher, I spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars of my own money to purchase art supplies, classroom furniture, and teaching resources for my 1000+ students I had each year. I taught at two elementary schools and even taught art on an art at one school for most of my career, resulting in many creative ways to move and store art supplies.
To help ease the pockets, many educators turn to "Clear the List," a wonderful initiative that brings together teachers, parents, and communities to fulfill teacher wish lists (I sure wish the Clear the List movement was a trend when I was teaching years ago).
What does it meant to clear the list?
"Clear the List" is a heartwarming movement that originated on social media, where teachers share their classroom needs with the community. These wish lists often consist of essential school supplies and materials that can greatly enhance the learning experience for students. Parents, friends, and local businesses then step in to fulfill these wishes, helping teachers create an engaging and well-equipped learning environment. This initiative fosters a sense of support and appreciation for educators, while also ensuring that every child has the tools they need to succeed in the upcoming school year.
Rainbow Crayons as a Classroom Gift
In addition to functional supplies for teachers, consider a FUN classroom set of rainbow crayons. One of the most beloved items on many teacher wish lists creative and captivating art supplies such as Art 2 the Extreme’s rainbow crayons. These vibrant art tools not only ignite creativity in young minds but also make the learning process more enjoyable. Rainbow crayons come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them perfect for various artistic projects and age groups. I personally love our Crayon Stix® for spelling centers and our Rainbow Rocks for art centers and texture rubbing. There are even solid colored crayon sets with Spanish colors written on the actual crayons.
Original Rainbow Crayon® supplies include an enchanting blend of colors sparks curiosity and encourages self-expression, helping children develop essential cognitive and motor skills. For teachers, providing their students with such a magical medium through the "Clear the List" initiative can foster a love for learning and art.
Back-to-School Supplies for Kids
Aside from rainbow crayons, there are several other must-have back-to-school supplies that every child should have in their backpack. From traditional essentials like notebooks, pencils, and erasers to more modern additions like USB drives and headphones, these items facilitate a smooth learning experience. Highlighting these essentials can help parents and communities understand the importance of supporting "Clear the List" and ensuring that every student starts the year with the tools they need.
Tip from a former art teacher: When buying back to school supplies, please buy the BULK pack (and brand name) of Elmer’s Glue Sticks and get the pre-sharpened, Triconga Pencils. I also found a great deal on these Expo Markers that are normally $40, down to $13.86!
Best Gifts for Teachers
As educators dedicate countless hours to shaping the future of their students, expressing gratitude through thoughtful gifts can go a long way. During the back-to-school season, consider showing appreciation to teachers who participate in "Clear the List" by gifting them practical and thoughtful items. Personalized stationery, classroom organization tools, and self-care packages can make a teacher's daily life more manageable and enjoyable. Furthermore, gift cards to Target, Amazon, or local bookshops allow teachers to handpick the materials that best suit their teaching styles and classroom needs.
One thing I always appreciate as a parent is access to a “Teacher Favorites” wish-list that goes beyond supplies for school. Speaking as a former teacher, I love gift cards, but someone that does NOT love coffee might not be the best fit for 20 Starbucks gift cards come Christmas time. Knowing a teacher’s favorite restaurant, snack, and fountain drink of choice can be a huge help. I always love throwing in an Etsy gift card so teachers can shop for themselves!
Clear the List!!
As the back-to-school season dawns upon us, let's embrace the spirit of "Clear the List" and unite to support our dedicated teachers and students. By fulfilling teacher wish lists, including the delightful rainbow crayons and essential school supplies for kids, we can ensure that every classroom becomes a hub of creativity and learning. Moreover, expressing gratitude through well-chosen gifts for teachers can remind them that their hard work and commitment are valued and appreciated. So, let's come together as a community and make this academic year an unforgettable and successful one for all. Please check out Art 2 the Extreme’s 2023 Teacher Picks for Clear the List above or on the @Art2theExtreme Instagram page. Happy back-to-school shopping!
How do I create my own classroom wish list on Amazon?
- Head over to Amazon and hover over Account & List at the top of any Amazon page. Using the drop-down menu, select ‘Create a List’ and name the list.
- Hover over the three dots More menu on the right-hand side. Click ‘Manage List’ to make sure the shipping address is correct in addition to preferences such as privacy.
- Click ‘save’ and start adding items to your list! When browsing Amazon, click ‘Add to List’ under the buy box towards the right-hand side.
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