With the first day of school quickly approaching, my four sons are starting to get more and more excited to hit the hallways. They can’t wait to see who their teachers are for the year. They can’t wait to see if any friends are in their classes. They can’t wait to take the bus again (big perk for my guys!). And they can’t wait to be together (all in the same school) this year because it’s the last time until high school. What can I say, they LOVE school!
I thought it would be fun to get my sons extra excited and inspired for the new school year with what BIC is doing right now. BIC is on a mission to celebrate handwriting and Fight For Your Write, something that I’m very passionate about with my sons. Digital is digital, but writing… writing is an important vehicle for communication because it distinguishes each person and promotes individuality. With 4 sons all just about one year apart from each other, I personally love this mission to the core. Writing is a critical learning tool for children, helping kids become better readers, boosting their confidence and sparking their creativity. BIC is showing kids just how great writing can be and how great they can be through an awesome contest right now!
BIC is asking kids, What would you do if you were principal for a day?
I posed this question to my 4 sons and they lit up like Christmas trees! Each of them excited to go off and write down their answer! I told them after they were done writing that we’d read them aloud to each other. Each one of my sons went somewhere different to write their principal goals for a day… and all I could hear was giddiness and laughter! I loved how this “assignment” peeked their interest immediately. Even for myself, I started thinking, “Hmmm… what would I do?”
I wasn’t sure what to expect from my sons. I knew that they would be funny, but I also knew that they’d be serious with it, too. When they each finished, I couldn’t help by smile from ear to ear when I read each of them.
My William, he’s heading into 6th grade this year…
My Alex, he’s heading into 5th grade this year…
My Ben, he’s heading into 4th grade this year…
My Henry, he’s heading into 3rd grade this year…
BIC’s If I Were Principal For A Day Contest is open now thru August 15th! You have plenty of time to enter! Just ask your kids – what would they do if they were principal for a day? Have them write out their ideas and they could WIN a $10,000 scholarship!
Yes, a $10,000 scholarship! Amazing, right??
Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com now through August 15th to enter BIC’s If I Were Principal For A Day Contest and learn about more ways to celebrate handwriting. No Purchase Necessary. U.S. only, 21+. Ends 8/15/16. Click here for Official Rules and details: BICFightForYourWrite.com/official-rules
I adore BIC’s efforts in getting kids excited about writing. Research shows that handwriting promotes critical thinking, reading comprehension, fine motor skills development, creativity and even self-confidence. This is something so important for our youth. Not to mention, BIC makes handwriting fun! They are offering a variety of products to encourage handwriting and spur creativity! Try out one of these colorful new products this Back to School season:
BIC® XTRA-Fun #2 Pencils with Stripes: The latest #2 pencils from BIC come in a variety of bright, two-toned color barrels with stripes!
BIC® Velocity® Side Clic™ Mechanical Pencil: BIC’s newest Velocity pencil with convenient button on the grip for quick lead advance!
BIC® Cristal® Xtra Precision Ball Pen: Combining modernity with nostalgia, BIC has launched the iconic Cristal pen with vibrant two-toned caps!
BIC® Atlantis® Bold: Offering a bold and vivid writing experience in a variety of exciting colors!
BIC® 4-Color Stylus and Pen: The beloved BIC® 4-Color Pen is getting an upgrade in 2016 with the addition of a lightweight stylus!
Take the time to ask you kids today what they would do as principal for the day! Their answers will amuse you and may even surprise you, as my son Henry really did with his! This contest is such a fun way to get them writing and get them smiling and share some really great conversations!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored posting with BIC. All opinions are 100% my own.