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Back to School Organization – Last Minute Shopping

It’s back to school week in the Valley and everyone seems to be scrambling making last minute shopping trips for backpacks,  new school clothes, & lunch box items.  Our family was no exception!  We spent Saturday morning at Sam’s Club stocking up on pantry items and checking out all the new items on display.   A few products that we couldn’t help noticing were all the Kellogg’s boxes showcasing their Free Book Offer.

kellogg's free book offer scholastic

For every participating box you purchase, you can redeem a 16 digit code and receive a free book.  When you order your free book, another book will be donated automatically to a school in need.  This is a pretty exciting time at Sam’s Club with Kellogg’s products — they even had a demo station with more info about the program along with an opportunity to taste test some snacks.  Don’t worry if you missed last weekend’s demo because there’s more this coming weekend, 8/22/15 and 8/23/15.  Check this list of Sam’s Clubs for a demo near you – http://cbi.as/mggc.  

back to school demo at Sam's Club

We opted to take home a giant box of Cheez-its on our visit and, as you can see from the display, one box of products equals 2 books.  This is such a great way to build your children’s book library because you can redeem up to 30 codes for free books.  If you already feel like your home library is complete, you also have the option to select and donate your first book to a needy school.  

stocking up back to school 

The process of ordering your free book is easy…

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Go to http://cbi.as/ixma to begin ordering your free book. {Copy & paste this link in your browser}.

Go to http://cbi.as/ixma to begin ordering your free book.  

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There are more than 80 Scholastic book titles to choose from.  Once you make your selection, add it to your cart.

There are more than 80 Scholastic book titles to choose from. Once you make your selection, add it to your cart.

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Finish the checkout process and your book will arrive in about eight weeks.

Finish the checkout process and your book will arrive in about eight weeks.

As you can see, I selected a Scholastic title from the Rainbow Fairy series.  While we have a lot of books in our children’s library, my oldest daughter is quickly outgrowing picture books in favor of beginning reader chapter books.  

IMG_6858Getting our books organized has been on our chore list this week, too!  While we wait for our new title, I pulled out titles that are you too young and placed them on my two year old’s shelf and moved more challenging stories to my first grader’s shelf.  It’s hard to believe, but there will be HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!  Reading for 30 minutes every night is always on the homework list, but we have always enjoyed our evening reading time.  

 

Back to School Organization — Keep School Papers Filed

Maybe I’m turning into my mother, but I just couldn’t throw away that big Cheez-it box after I put away our groceries!  I realized that it was the perfect size for holding school folders and a great way for me to tame all the piles of work that come home everyday.  By using different folders and adding tabs, I’ll never be late sending in our Scholastic book orders or notes to the teacher.  

Using contact paper & scissors, I gave this food box an upcycled makeover:

diy file organizer for bts

Now we are two steps closer to getting organized for Back to School!  

How will you stock up to get ready for school on Wednesday?