Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The ‘Go Green’ Spring Cleaning For Teachers and Parents

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, 
but not simpler."
~Albert Einstein

Spring time has been an easy time for me to get my needs list fulfilled. I call it my Spring Cleaning List for the parents but really it’s an incognito Go Green materials sheet. Whatever works, right?
Personally, I have no problem getting a steady supply of newsprint, magazines and TP rolls. I am actually looking to replace materials, toys, possibly furniture. Yes….a wish list. You’d be surprised and the nice things we get.
By the way, in case you’re wondering what to do with your old stuff. We recommend calling local daycares in your areas if your supplies are mildly used and can be repurposed. Make a friend in the community!
Here are just some things I have in my old Spring Cleaning List. You may want to tailor it to your needs and what your parents and families will most likely be able to donate:

Can you believe its Spring Cleaning season again! Wow! Out with the old and in with the new! We would love to help you along. Here is a list of items that would help us save money and really add to our preschool environment.

*Small size costume type clothing (our dress up area)
*Wicker baskets/bins
*Old cameras
*Used sand toys (Plastic)
*Outdoor balls
*Stickers
*Puzzles (Ages 2-5)
*Donate a plant or clippings
*Doll bed/Doll blankets
*Mildly used kids books (Non Cartoon)
*Toy food/toy dishes
*Kids rocking chair
*Do you have an item for us? Come see us 

2 comments:

嬌琪 said...

I do like ur article~!!!..................................................

Barbra Stephens said...

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment!
Hope to see you again.