Monday, September 8, 2014

Back to School with BIC: Fight for Your Write campaign with giveaway

I have a confession. I am a school supply hoarder. I know that most teachers are the same way. We all love brand new pencils, fun pens, and any school supply that will make our life easier.

A few weeks ago, I was contacted my BIC to see if I would like to review some of their new products for Back to School. I jumped at the chance to see what their new products. BIC has also launched a new campaign called "Fight for Your Write" to empower young people to write. You can find more information about the "Fight for Your Write" campaign by clicking here. Writing is so important and I'm so glad that BIC is recognizing that. This site gives great tips of how to encourage handwriting and writing at home and in the classroom.

Here's an excerpt from BIC's website:
Why is writing important? Writing affects many developmental areas that are essential to how children learn and process information. The practice of writing activates a child’s mind, aids in memory and hones fine motor skills. Writing is by nature, personal and individual. Kids form their identities through writing. They use it as a tool for expressing their emotions and feeling and for discovering their own imaginations and creativity. Check out these terrific resources for more information on why handwriting is so important. Click a link below to learn more!

Check out what was in the box that BIC sent to me. The BIC Kids line is so neat.



We've tried out a few of the products in my classroom.

 We used the 4 color pen to edit our personal narratives. Since we were using different colors for different things, it was easy to switch to another color while we were reading the writing.

To encourage better handwriting, we used the mechanical pencil. It's perfect for kid fingers and encourages better finger placement on the pencil. See that yellow bump. It sticks up and helps students hold their pencil correctly. It also comes with lots of thick lead and a giant eraser. I love the lead because it is so much thicker than normal and harder for kids to break. Using mechanical pencils in second grade can drive you crazy with the constant lead breaking but this pencil will solve that problem.

 I plan on using the kid's pen and kid's stylus really soon. All of these come with labels so you can label who's pencil/pen/stylus it is. That will solve so many problems.


We've also tried out the sparkly mechanical pencils. One of my former students came to visit me and I let her practice her cursive using this pencil. I plan on using these sparkly pencils when we add sparkly words to our writing. I also think they would be great for the star writer of the week. 



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23 comments:

  1. I would love to try the stylus and the kid friendly mechanical pencil.

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  2. I would love to try the kids mechanical pencils. No offense to Ticonderoga, but they break too easily and frequently.

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  3. My kiddos love to edit when we use colored pencils, so they would go bananas for the multi-colored pens! Anything to get them excited about writing!!!

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  4. I'm dying to try those mechanical pencils!! I have some little ones who need those yellow guides!

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  5. I am excited to try the styluses and mechanical pencils. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I would LOVE to use the kid mechanical pencils! Using the pens that you can change the color for editing is a really great idea.

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  7. I have a thing for pens, so I'd love to try out those pens!!

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  8. I would love to have the Atlantis pens!

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  9. I would love to not sharpen another pencil.

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  10. This is awesome! I love the mechanical pencil!

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  11. I love the idea of using the 4 color pen for writing. Also love the mechanical pencils. My kids love using mechanical pencils and these would be great for those who need help with the grip.

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  12. The 4 color pen or the mechanical pencils :)

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  13. I love love love the mechanical pencil!!!

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  14. I would love the new Altantic pens! they look great!

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  15. I can't wait to use the mechanical pencils with my second graders. My least favorite task as a teacher is sharpening pencils.

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  16. I would like to use Wite - Out Zap.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. I would love the multi color pens! I remember them being so fun to use! My kids would LOVE them!

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  18. What great ideas!! I would love the multi colored pens!!
    Kelly Hearts 2nd

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  19. What great ideas! Would love to try it!

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  20. How to choose? I think my kids would feel the same way:) So cool!!

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