This post was sponsored by Crayola as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
The first year of elementary school is this incredible whirlwind of emotions ranging from excitement to scared to relief, and I know this because my two youngest are now going into first grade this year and I was beyond nervous. Neither one of them attended preschool, so I was afraid they would be behind their classmates both socially and academically. I was a ball of anxious nerves the first few days (okay, weeks, whatever), especially when they needed reading intervention.
What I failed to realize was that they both had amazing teachers. Teachers who truly cared about them, who saw their potential and knew that with hard work they would be just fine. I failed to see it and to acknowledge it because I was so worried and so stressed.
Now, with a great year of kindergarten behind us, it’s easy to see how much their teachers changed our lives. With our favorite coloring tools in hand, we can join Crayola and their Thank a Teacher contest.
You and your family can enter the contest from July 1 to August 25, 2018 by creating and uploading handmade thank you notes for teachers! It’s EASY, and it’s a great way to end the summer before becoming part of a new classroom – you can’t forget where you’ve been!
TEN finalists will be awarded some awesome prizes like:
- $10,000 classroom makeover for the teacher
- One year supply of Crayola products for the school
- $1,000 scholarship for the student
- $1,000 gift card for both the teacher and school
- Free CreatEd seminar for the school
- For the grand prize, one lucky finalist will have his or her thank-you note featured on a special box of Crayola Crayons this holiday season. In addition, a weekly sweepstakes will run concurrently with the contest, offering entrants a chance to win $500 gift cards for themselves and their teachers.
Grab your Crayola crayons and markers and get to work making thank you notes and enter today!
P.S. Something fun to include with your thank you note is a wallet sized photo of yourself, or your favorite memory from the school year. Little things like that could be treasured for years and who knows, maybe they’ll pop up at high school graduation!