Making an Extraordinary Teacher’s Day Better

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by on October 9, 2011

Hometown Teacher Surprise Event - $110 School Supplies BoxOn behalf of the “A Day Made Better” cause for teachers, I surprised a teacher at my child’s school with a $100 worth of school supplies from OfficeMax!

For many of us, we remember that one amazing teacher who turned our lives around. The one who taught us to think differently about the world or got us excited about a subject we once thought was impossible.

Teachers touch so many lives every day, but for many, their passion can also become a financial hardship. With school budgets getting cut nationwide, teachers often buy their own supplies to make sure every child has the necessary tools to learn.

I’ve joined the Max Moms for Teachers program to help create awareness and encourage support for teachers in every community. The Max Moms are working in collaboration with the national “A Day Made Better” cause founded by OfficeMax and nonprofit Adopt-A-Classroom to help erase teacher-funded classrooms.

IMG_1446To support this cause, I had the opportunity to surprise my son’s first grade teacher, who has gone above and beyond the call of duty, and presented her with a $100 worth of classroom supplies form OfficeMax. She has shown her passion and dedication through the many hours she spent learning new ways to teach lessons this summer. IMG_1452And her lessons get kids excited about learning. I was excited to actually surprise her with these goodies from OfficeMax on “Mesopotamia Day” – her first grade class made clay cuneiform drawings, as well as put on an entire Mesopotamia feast, where they all dressed the part, too.  I don’t know about you, but I am blown away what they are learning (especially since I didn’t learn a lot of that until college!)

You too can join in this cause by surprising a deserving teacher in your community by purchasing your own A Day Made Better box of classroom supplies available for $25, $50 or $100 at


Disclosure: The school supplies were provided by OfficeMax as part of its cause for teachers. The views written here are my opinion.


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  • Allison

    As I teacher, I appreciate you taking the time to surprise your son’s teacher and express your appreciation on here. Thanks for letting people know about this project!

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