Back to School Round Up

Emily had a terrific first day of 2nd grade, and we are looking forward to a great school year ahead!! In the spirit of back-to-school, I dug deep into our archives and around the web to put together this fun round up:

From the Archives:

5 Easy DIY School Supplies

Celebrating Education Nation with The 10! Show

Money Saving Tips for Teachers

Frugal Teaching Aids

Let’s Build a Word

Simple Tip to Reuse Workbooks

This Week in Bento — Save on Organics

From Around the Web:

4 Tips to Help Shy Kids at School

Give the Gift of Education

Lunch Box Idea List

How to Save Money on Back to School Supplies


  1. Valerie,
    I’ve had your blog bookmarked for quite some time now and love it! I’m always needing good, frugal craft ideas for my girls, ages 3 and 5 who ask me for art projects almost daily. Additionally, my oldest started Kindergarten this year, and we have both LOVED the bento box idea. She looks forward to my creations and her surprises every day! Thanks for the creative ideas 🙂

  2. Hi Valerie!

    I just found you, and I love your site. Very fun stuff, and well-organized too. I’ll be checking out your gratitude activities, since Canadian Thanksgiving is around the corner!

    • Fantastic, Brian! It is so important to encourage kids to develop a good sense of gratitude. Welcome to FFFB & Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!! 🙂