Crockin’ Back-to-School Giveaway
And the winner is…Tiffany M. We just loved her thoughtful tip and one that really touched our hearts, knowing how much family and food mean to us! ha. Thanks Tiffany for a great idea that we hope to begin today for our kiddos that way we’ll have the album done by the time they go to college! Oh my.
“Before I went away for college, my mom gathered all of my favorite recipes from all of my grandparents, cousins, aunts, etc and wrote them down on colorful note cards. She organized them in a photo album and started each person’s section of recipes with a picture of that person followed by their recipes that I loved the most.”
And because we had SOOOO many great tips (really, you should read them all), we selected 4 runner-ups that will a FREE copy of our Slow Cookin’ Companion.
“Plan a super fun family outing for the Saturday that immediately follows the first week of school. Having something fun to look forward to helps to ease the nerves of the kids and lets them be more interested in having a fabulous first week! It also reminds them, that even though school is back in session, family is still there to do fun stuff with :) Celebrating simple things, helps grow the family stronger :).”
“Be sure the kitlens know their address and phone number, and mommy and daddy’s full names! With so many things happening out there today, make sure they are armed with this knowledge from the beginning.”
“I send a handwritten note in my kids’ lunch boxes every morning. It’s nothing much, just usually “I love u!” (or something similar), but somehow writing that notes usually ends up taking WAY too much time on school mornings. Between finding the paper, a working pen, writing it on a space on the counter that’s not covered in jelly from the sandwich I just made, etc, that little note can usually be the difference between us leaving in time or not. But not sending one is not an option. So I just went this week and bought a cube of paper… and while the kids were watching tv today, I sat down with some colored markers and write a TON of little notes. That way I can keep the pad on top of my fridge and just rip off a new one every morning during the school year. And since I alternated colors in the notes, the kiddos will never know that they were all written on the same say… in July!”
“As an elementary teacher, there are a few things I have learned along the way about preparing little ones for the first day of school. First, buy your supplies in July and early August when the sales are good and supplies are endless. Second, as much as your kids beg for the light-up mechanical pencils or the (insert this year’s top cartoon, game, movie, band, etc.) markers, do not buy it for school supplies- most of the time the students become distracted with it so it is taken away or the student gets bored with it within the first week…save your money and stick to basic supplies. Finally, your kids will have a few “butterflies” the first day, even if this isn’t their first few years of school. Encourage them to have a great day and remind them to keep on smiling! :)”
Just answer the following question in the Comments section of this post below: “What is your one back-to-school tip?” If you don’t have school-aged kiddos, tell us an organizing tip.
One entry per person.
Winner will be announced right back here on Friday, July 27 at 12PM.
Giveaway sponsored by The Crockin’ Girls.
Prize Pack Includes:
Slow Cookin’ Companion Cookbook, New Slow Cooker, T-shirt and Goodies!