Now that we’re into August, I’m back into back-to-school planning mode, both as a parent and as a teacher. On the one hand, I’m getting our family’s routine back on school time and making sure Engineer’s things are organized. On the other hand, I’m planning and prepping for a new group of preschoolers. I love that a trip to Sam’s Club let me conquer everything at the same time – getting snacks ready for Engineer, collecting Box Tops for his school, and creating some simple snack math for preschoolers.
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Snack math for preschoolers is sponsored by General Mills®. All opinions and comments are, as always, mine.
a shopping trip with box tops for education
Heading into Sam’s Club, we knew we wanted to grab some Cheerios™, Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, and Mott’s™ Fruit Snacks. I loved that each of these items came with extra Box Tops for Education that we could use towards Engineer’s school. I wasn’t the best about sending in Box Tops last year, but I plan to be this year. So I figure I’m off to a great start!
If you’re not sure what Box Tops are, here’s a quick run-down:
- Clip off the box tops (they’re found on hundreds of different items).
- Send the box tops in to your child’s school (over 80,000 K-8 schools participate).
- Your child’s school receives ten cents per box top.
Having worked in public schools before teaching preschool, I know every little bit helps! Teachers often use their own money to purchase items for their students and classrooms, and this is one small way I can help out. Even better, when I grab items from Sam’s Club, there are more box tops to share with my son’s school! In fact, last year Sam’s Club members earned over a million dollars for their local schools! How awesome is that?
easy snack math for preschoolers
Once we brought all of our goodies home, I decided to put together an easy math activity for my preschool class. I’ve noticed that my students do something like this with their snacks half the time anyway (they often count and sort their snacks during snack time)! So why not help them make the connection between counting and numbers?
Would your students enjoy the snack math for preschoolers? Be sure to pop over and print off some free Box Tops for Education collection sheets – they’ll make it easier to gather and send those Box Tops into school!
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