Congrats to our winner Natalie S.
In just a few days, our kids will be donning their uniforms, carrying backpacks and lacing up their shiny new just-for-school shoes. Personally, I am giddy about the prospect of a new year, crisp fall weather, and my son's entry into the big boy school leagues as an official third-grader.
I'm trying my best to engender a sense of excitement in him regarding the prospect of a new school year. A tall order, I know, especially for an 8-year-old who is not keen about sitting behind a desk, limited free play and homework.
“Mommy I know you said I will need to buckle down,” he said, “but does that mean we all have to wear seat belts at our desks?”
Of course, I assured him that while he won't quite literally be strapped to his desk via a buckle, he will be expected to listen, stay seated and pay attention to the teachers.
I was about to tell him he'll also need to soak up all the information, but worried he might begin to think he'd need to bring a sponge to school with him, I refrained from such a mention. Who knew these 8-year-olds took everything we say so literally?
So whether you're gearing up a first- or eighth-grader for a new academic year and all that such an endeavor entails, keep reading for some school supplies and accessories from Seltzer Good that are sure to generate excitement about the year ahead.
The Seven Year Pen ($7.50): You wouldn't know it but the Seven Year Pen hides a jump ink cartridge inside. Rather than join the 100 million pens discarded every day, The Seven Year Pen can write 1.7 meters a day for seven years. It's got a long life tip and high quality parts, and it's made in the eco-friendly country of Switzerland. And the best part? With more than 20 designs to choose from, there's a Seven Year Pen for every personality.
Recycled Paper Notebooks ($7.50): Great size and shape for jotting down ideas wherever you may be, these 48-page lightly ruled books are printed on recycled paper with veggie based inks.
Great size and shape for jotting down ideas wherever you happen to be. We love The Bee Happy Notebook made with Recycled Paper & Veggie-Based Inks 48 Pages, Lightly Ruled, 5 7/8 by 8 1/4 inches
Have a ball with electromagnetic force and these Bee Happy Magnets $10.95 !
File cabinet or fridge, it's time to curate those boring metal surfaces into your own mini art gallery. Hang photos, memorabilia, whatever you like. With these grippy strong magnets, you're the boss of gravity! Made in the USA with metal from recycled sources.
And guess what we are giving away the Bee Happy Tote, Notebook, Pen and Magnets! For a chance to nab this cool back to school goody pack leave a comment here with one thing you are doing to get your kids ready for school! For a second entry you can Follow@MelissaSChapman on Twitter and Retweet this giveaway! For a Third entry you can Like The Staten Island family on facebook! For a fourth entry you can follow MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram and for a fifth entry you can follow @MelissaSchapman on Pinterest Good luck! Giveaway ends August 23rd at 12 noon EST!