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Uncategorized   |   Oct 8, 2010

Fall fix It give-away!

By Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Fall fix It give-away!

By Angela Watson

I don’t do a lot of bloggy things like contests and give-aways and product promotions. But Elmer’s glue has been a classroom staple since cut-and-paste was invented, and if they’re offering free stuff to blog readers, how can I resist?

October 11-15 is Elmer’s Fall Fix It Week, which is basically the opposite of spring cleaning: Elmer’s will be offering how-to advice for simple fixes to help you enjoy the things you already own and love, even if they’re not in the best shape. Part of this event involves a contest, which Elmer’s notified me of by sending this glue bottle with a cute little cape to proclaim that it’s the ‘hero of the junk drawer’. Irresistible, no? The contest is targeted at the readers of ‘mom bloggers’, so I’m pretty excited to be the sole educator involved in the give-away. Let’s represent for the teachers! Woo-hoo! Who appreciates freebies more than us?? And don’t we have the greatest talent for keeping old raggedy items functional and making them look fabulous?

Here’s how it works: Choose something that’s broken in your classroom (or home) that you can’t decide whether it’s worth fixing, or if it should be tossed, donated, or recycled. Describe your broken object in a comment on this post. You can enter more than one scenario as long as they’re in separate comments. I’ll pick three scenarios that I think are worth saving and send them to Elmer’s to be posted on their Facebook page. Those three entries will win an Elmer’s Fall Fix-It Prize Pack (pictured below) to help with the fix:

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Deadline to enter is 12 noon on Monday, October 11.

Throughout that week, you can visit Elmer’s Facebook page, where they’ll be posting different “toss it or fix it” scenarios daily–you can weigh in with your verdict there or join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #FallFixIt or #fixortoss. On Friday, October 15, the winners of the Elmer’s prize pack will be officially announced via email and as a final comment to this post. If you want a sneak peek, be sure to check Elmer’s Facebook page to see if your entry has been posted!

Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Angela created the first version of this site in 2003, when she was a classroom teacher herself. With 11 years of teaching experience and more than a decade of experience as an instructional coach, Angela oversees and contributes regularly to...
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Discussion


  1. I use an expanding folding crate to transport “stuff” from school to home and from home to school. There are two plastic strips for the sides which prevents the crate from collapsing. The strips continually fall off . I don’t realize they’re missing until the crate begins to collapse and is unusable. I decided to glue the strips in place. Since I did that, I haven’t lost one!

  2. I have a plastic file rack that I file graded papers in that I can decide to fix or throw away. Both sides are cracked and I have to constantly push them back into place so my file folders won’t fall out.

  3. When I first started teaching I splurged and bought one of those teacher crates with the handle and wheels. I’m not sure if it’s because I stuffed it too full or if it was from being taken in and out of my trunk so many times, but the bottom half is all cracked. It is sitting in my garage, unrepaired because I’m too cheap to go buy another one. Wondering if it’s fixable, but don’t want to duct tape it, that would not look cute! So, until I fix it, or buy another one, I lug 3 and 4 bags stuffed full of school stuff back and fourth each day!

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