It’s that time of year again – back to school. Depending on whether you are a teacher or a parent, you may be very excited or not quite ready. If you are a new teacher, or a parent sending your little one to school for the first time, you are likely experiencing a wide range of emotions, from excitement to sheer terror. Have no fear, it will all be ok (wonderful, in fact)! Here are some great back to school tips and deals to help you (and your wallet) out before that first day. Some definitely apply to multiple categories, so be sure to look through them all! If you have any of your own tips or deals, please leave them in a comment so others can benefit. Good luck this year (and take a deep breath)!
Back to School Tips for Veteran Teachers
- Back-to-School Tips and Resources for Teachers
- Top 10 Back-to-School Principles & Tips for Teachers
- NEA Back to School Guide
- Free Download: Back-to-School Tips for Teachers & Students
- Scholastic: The Best Back-to-School Tips From Teacher Advisors
- 5 back-to-school tips for teachers and parents
- 50 Back-to-School Tips for Teachers
- 6 Back to School Tips to Organize Your Classroom
- 5 Back to School Classroom Setup Tips for Teachers
Back to School Tips for New Teachers
- You Only Get One “First Day of School”
- Back To School Advice & Tips For New Teachers
- Back to school: five ways for new teachers to thrive
- Back-to-School Tips for Parents from PBS
- Back to School: Ten Soul-Saving Tips for New Teachers
- Planning for Your First Day at School
- Tips for New Teachers: The First Day of School
- Clip and Save Checklist: Getting Ready for the First Day of School
- Your First Days Of School Classroom Management Checklist
- Surviving the First Day of School: A Checklist for Terrified New Teachers
Back to School Tips for Parents
- 11 Back-to-School Tips from Teachers
- Work, nap, clean: Parents and the first day of school
- 11 Things Every Mom Should Know Before the First Day of School
- 101 Back-to-School Tips for Kids and Parents
- Back-to-School Resources for Parents
- Parents: 9 Back to School Pro Tips
- 8 Essential Back-to-School Tips for Parents
My own personal tip to make those mornings a bit less stressful is a Knot Genie brush. My daughter has extremely thick hair which of course she has always wanted to be long. When she was younger you would have thought I was torturing her the way she screamed when I brushed her hair! A friend suggested the Knot Genie and OMG, it was a lifesaver. I wound up having 1 upstairs, 1 downstairs, 1 in the car, you get the picture! 🙂 Boy was I ever glad when she started doing her own hair!
Back to School Tips for New Parents
- You will survive! 9 tips from veteran parents for the first day of kindergarten
- Overcoming Separation Anxiety on the First Day of School
- The First Days of School – PBS Parents
- Your Kid’s First Day Of School: What New Parents Need To Know
- Sending your kid off to school for the first time next week? 5 tips to hold back the tears
- 8 Tips to Prepare for the First Days of School
- How to calm first day of kindergarten fears—and make drop-off easier
On a personal note (my own kids are going into 7th and 10th grades this year – don’t blink. Seriously.), label everything. I cannot tell you how many water bottles, lunch bags, etc. that we have gone through! While they won’t guarantee safe return of lost items, we did get a few back. Mabel’s Labels are a terrific choice as they have a ton of different types, including allergy alert labels, as well as styles for every interest!
Back to School Deals for Teachers
- Teachers Keep your Class Organized – Limited Time – Save 20% on Classroom Organization Essentials + Free Shipping over $50 with code: COTEACH17. Valid 7/8-8/31.
- Teachers Plan Ahead with our Academic Wall Calendars – Save 15% on Orders over $25 or save 25% on Orders over $50 + Free Shipping over $50 with code: ACTEACH17. Valid 7/8-8/31.
- Back to School Savings for Teachers – 25% off on all orders with code: AETEACHER. Valid 7/8-8/31.
- Shop Now use Promo: SUMMER17 to Get $10 Off $50 orders now through 8/31 of Back to School at Carson-Dellosa. Use the promo at checkout.
Back to School Deals for Parents
- JanSport Back to School Special! Free 2Day Shipping! The Original Classic Backpack for your new school year!
- FREE LEGO® Build to Learn Pack with purchases of $25 or more!*
- Back to School Savings for Students – 20% off on all orders with code: AESTUDENT. Valid 7/8-8/31.
- 40% off Kids Back to School Looks + EXTRA 20-25% off with PROMO CODE: SAVE. Shop now at Macys.com! Valid 8/10 through 8/13
- Shop Back to School Must-Haves for Pre-K to College! Shop BN.com
- Extreme Back To School Deals!
- 50-55% select NFL, NCAA, MLB, NBA, and NHL Backpacks (starting at $22.49)
- 50% off Kids Character Backpacks Orig. $29.99-34.99
- Back-to-school shopping has never been easier! Kidbox picks, packs, and ships designer brands to your doorstep so you can shop back-to-school in the comfort of your own home. Get 10% Off with email sign up. Shop now!
- School Folders – Back to School Sale – Buy More Save More $25 get 10% off $50 get 20% off $100 get 30% off + Free Shipping over $50 with code: BULKFOLD17. Valid 7/15-8/31.
Back to School Tips and Deals for College and Grad Students
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