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Back to School Tips
Back to School Tips

It’s almost that time of the year, your children start heading back to school while you and your pocket book start to cry. Are you ready for it? Most of the time shopping for school supplies can be overwhelming and confusing. Does my child need the wide markers or the thin ones? How many crayons does she need?

All of this confusion can be eliminated, especially when you stick to exactly to the provided school supply list. Abiding by the school supply list will also be gentler on your budget. An important back to school tip is to try and avoid emotional shopping in which you are pressured by your child to buy based on their “wants” instead of their “needs.”

A good way to do this is by going to educationalproducts.com. If your child’s school has partnered with this company, they will actually put together a school supply packet for your child according to the list the school has sent them. All you have to do is enter your school’s ID number and voila, you will be able to order your child’s custom school supply pack hassle free. Even if your school is not partnered with Educational Products Inc. you are still able to build your own school supply pack on their website.

Educational Products Inc. was so kind as to give Ayres Hotels a sample pack. So we’ve decided to give it away to one of our valued guests and give away a night’s stay at any Ayres Hotel location. While the children go back to school, you can go back to play!

Sample Pack includes:

12X18 Manila Paper 50CT                                                                                            3X5 100CT Rule Index Cards

Assorted Pocket Only Folder                                                                                      4oz Elmer’s School Glue

Assorted Pocked and Brad Folder 9.5PT                                                                Small Elmer’s Glue Stick

8.5X11 ½” Ruled ¼” ML Red BL 40CT Tablet                                                      Fiskars 5” Sharp Scissors

1000CT Kleenex Tissue                                                                                                 Florescent Yellow Highlighter

70CT Spiral Composition Book Wide Rule                                                             Pink Bevel Eraser (Latex Free)

150CT Wide Rule Filler Paper                                                                                      Bic Blue Med Stick Pen

Plastic School Box                                                                                                            Bic Red Med Stick Pen

No.2 Wood Pencil                                                                                                             Crayola 7” Colored Pencils 8CT

Crayola Classic Thick Markers 8CT                                                                           16CT Crayola Crayons


To enter to win this incredible School Supply Pack and a complimentary stay at an Ayres Hotel, share a couple of your best back to school tips below! 

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About 1 year ago by Ayres Hotels

7 Responses to Back to School Tips

  1. Lizzie P. Says:

    I think it’s good to make your kids feel special about their first day back. Help them get their clothes and supplies ready the day before, and leave plenty of time to make them a special breakfast the morning of. This is a fun tradition!

    August 27, 2013
  2. Kimberly Atkins Says:

    Be prepared is my number number one tip! Have everything laid out the night before, clothes, shoes, socks, backpacks, etc. Lunches (if needed) should be prepared in advance (if they can be) that way the morning of you and your kids are not a stressed out mess! The morning of the first day back to school, make a breakfast of your kids(s) choice (Chocolate chip pancakes and bacon have been requested at my house!) and don’t rush them to school without taking the mandatory embarrassing back to school photo. :) On the drive/walk to school/the bus, make sure that they know where you’ll be to pick them up. Most of all, just relax and have fun!

    August 27, 2013
  3. Jillie Says:

    I make my nieces a cute basket and get all of the supplies from Dollar Tree and a personalized note. The note usually says good luck on the first day of school and I have a checklist on what they should do each morning before they leave. The basket this year had lunch boxes, pencils, pens, markers, stickers, stencils and so many other cute items.

    August 27, 2013
  4. marc m Says:

    Get them looking forward to the first day before it actually is the first day. Go clothes shopping with them, and let them pick out something they like; go supplies shopping and get them a treat afterwards; and have them read a couple of good books over the summer to keep them in the educational mindset

    August 27, 2013
  5. Rich Says:

    Don’t Go !!

    August 28, 2013
  6. Andrea Brice Says:

    I have tried two things that work so well with my children, and it lowers anxiety and makes them feel good at the same time!

    1. Using brown lunch bags and sandwich bags, line up 6 ea on the kitchen counter. Then place water bottles, fruit snacks and granola bars in each. The morning of, all you need to add is a sandwich. Now your child is all set for the weeks lunches. The 6th bag is for them to take as an extra to give to a fellow student who has no food.

    2. Buy 3 extra packs of pencils and ruled paper (only $3-5), and when another student needs them, your child is ready to help. It really makes them feel good to both be prepared and be able to help others in a small but meaningful way.

    August 28, 2013
  7. Kevin L Says:

    Get plenty of sleep. And don’t sleep at 2 AM like me. :P

    September 1, 2013


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