Being a parent and teacher has rewards. The same vacations as your child, possibly working in their school. Having my teacher-hubby home for the summer was definitely awesome. We miss him already.
Yet there are definitely challenges! Besides grading, planning, worrying about eighty other children (plus your own), there’s the constant running to the store for supplies for a project, demonstration, rewards. Yes, most teachers I know pay for MOST of their classroom supplies/incentives out-of-pocket. Something not everyone realizes. (And you can only claim a teensy itty bit of that expense on your taxes!).
Many teachers are parents, a busy and expensive job in itself! When a parent leaves the classroom, they don’t always have time or money to run around getting everything they envision to make a classroom engaging. Often they make do with old materials and equipment.
They might arrive at school and wonder if the overhead projector will work (yes, they still use overheads!), if the copier will make all 100, double-sided, stapled, hole-punched copies without jamming (it won’t!), or if the computer lab is over-booked (rest assured, it is!). Yet they will put a smile on their face, greet their students and make it work!
There are amazing teachers (parents or no), and I believe children have a natural desire to learn, grow, and be creative … but too often, schools are not adequately equipped to handle new technology or diverse learning styles. Shouldn’t we reward these great teacher!?
That’s where Macy’s Classroom Makeover Sweepstakes can help! You can win a $25K Classroom Makeover for yourself or a school you designate! Imagine all the ways a teacher could upgrade their classroom with that kind of makeover! Think ergonomic seating, learning centers, outdoor classroom materials, technology and more!
Maybe you’re a teacher with a room in need of a little TLC? Or maybe you know a teacher with great ideas, like using Kindles in her classroom to help all levels of readers engage with books,… but needs funding to make it happen. Creative and energetic teaching should be rewarded!
From now until September 15th, you can enter the Macy’s Classroom Makeover Sweepstakes for your classroom, or your child’s classroom! And tell your friends – they can help you earn more entries for your school (or a school you love!)
How to Enter:
- Head to www.facebook.com/macys and like the page
- Click the Classroom Makeover Sweeps tab
- Fill out the entry form & submit
- Share the contest via Facebook and Twitter to get your friends to enter for your school too!
Save the Date for this Twitter Party – you could win fabulous Macy’s gift cards and share back-to-school stories and advice:
DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks.com and the Macy’s Classroom Makeover Sweepstakes.