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Where does the time go? It seems that I am just getting into the swing of summer, and it’s time to begin preparing for back to school! There’s always so much to do to prepare, and this time of year can be quite hectic for both parents and their students. One thing that I am very thankful for going into this school year is that my daughter is so excited and eager to get back to learning… this wasn’t always the case.
In her first year in school, my daughter started off excited. That excitement quickly dwindled down when she began to fall behind her peers in certain subjects. Reading was the main problem. While she was used to things coming easily to her, reading took much more effort. She often became frustrated and discouraged. She dreaded going to school each day, feeling that she couldn’t accomplish the things she set out to.
Luckily, this stage was short lived. With the help of a caring teacher and librarian, my daughter was encouraged to not just focus on the sight words her class was memorizing… but to begin reading books that excited her and matched her reading level as well. The transformation was incredible! Once she began pairing the words with the pictures, she really got into the stories.
Now, she’s entering into 2nd grade as a certified bookworm!
We couldn’t have accomplished this without Scholastic books and the wide assortment of material they provided! It seems that we weren’t the only ones who realize how important these books are to children!
As we prepare our children for back to school, athletes all over the world are gearing up to compete Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Olympic games. If anyone knows what it’s like to put their best effort forwards, and challenge themselves… it’s Team USA! That’s why the Team USA sponsors Coca-Cola®, Kellogg’s®, HERSHEY’S, and ©/® J.M. Smucker have teamed up with Scholastic to create the Walmart exclusive “Start School Like a Champion” program. They want to ensure that your students are able to start the school year off like the champions that they are, by providing a free Scholastic book for every purchase of select items at Walmart!
From June 29th to September 30th each time you purchase a participating Coca-Cola®, Kellogg’s®, HERSHEY’S, or ©/® J.M. Smucker product at Walmart, you’ll be able to go for the gold by claiming one Scholastic book! Anyone can claim up to 90 books!
How to claim your Scholastic books
Start by keeping an eye out for the specially marked participating Coca-Cola®, Kellogg’s®, HERSHEY’S, or ©/® J.M. Smucker products on your next visit to Walmart.
Once you’ve purchased these products, on over to StartSchoolLikeAChampion.com, and join or log into the Kellogg’s Family Rewards.
Upload your receipt within 30 days of purchase. You can upload from your computer or smartphone!
Choose to donate or order your book!
In our home, we love teaching our children to pay it forward! After explaining the program to my daughter, she decided she’d like to donate the books she earned to her school. Not only will this allow her to enjoy them, it’ll allow her peers the opportunity to fall in love with reading just as she has! I encourage you to challenge your child to think of ways they can pay it forward in your own community with the “Start School Like a Champion Program”.
It’s as easy as that! Head over to Walmart and earn a Scholastic book by purchasing the participating Coca-Cola, HERSHEY’S, Kellogg’s, or J.M Smucker products that your family already knows and loves! Be sure to visit the Start School Like A Champion website to learn more!
How will you and your family pay it forward? Drop a comment below!