Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting November 11

Racking your brain for a way to provoke meaningful conversations between parents and their elementary kids in less than 140 characters? Well, rack no more!

Below, you will find everything you need to cue parents this week through every major social media outlet from Twitter to Pinterest (so you can focus your brain power on posting the really important stuff—like that picture you just took of your cat eating a sandwich). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a second to get up to speed by clicking here!

If Pampers and Goldfish are more your speed, check out our First Look blog for the social media plan to connect parents with preschoolers: http://orangeblogs.org/firstlook

Or if you are surrounded by boy bands and learners permits, try our social media plan for connecting parents and students at: http://orangeblogs.org/xp3students

This week we are supplying you with 6 tweets, 3 Facebook posts with Facebook Timeline photos, 2 pictures for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest. Feel free to use these posts however you wish. Want to get a little crazy and swap Monday’s tweet with Wednesday’s? Go right ahead! Feel like posting a different picture to Instagram? We don’t mind! You can simply copy and paste the words below or add a little flare of your own to any and all posts. These posts should start going out on Monday November 11th and follow this social media plan. If you have any questions, suggestions for content or an exceptionally cute picture of your cat, please share in the comment section below this post. Until next week, Happy Tweeting!

 

Twitter:

 

Facebook: Possible Timeline Photos for November:

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  • Monday:  Do you want to be wise? It’s easy! …sometimes.

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  • Thursday:   The thing about choices is, it’s really hard to un-make them. One of the hardest choices to un-make is the choice to say mean words. Once they are said, they can’t be un-said. It’s like you are making a batch of your favorite cookies. You dump in the flour, you stir in the baking soda but then, instead of a cup of sugar, you dump in a cup of salt! Taking back words that should not have been spoken is as hard as picking out every grain of salt that should not have been dumped… maybe harder. So this week, while you practice thinking before you speak, have a little fun thinking before you mix up these ingredients to make some yummy cookies… if you choose carefully. Some ingredients are straightforward but other ingredients have a choice. The ingredient you choose could be the difference between a sweet treat and a bitter mess. Which will you choose? Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened; *1 cup white sugar or 1 cup white salt; *1 cup ground coffee beans or 1 cup packed brown sugar; 2 eggs; *2 teaspoons vinegar or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract; 3 cups all purpose flour; *1 teaspoon baking soda or 1 teaspoon diet soda; 2 teaspoons hot water; ½ teaspoon salt; *2 cups black-eyed peas or 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips; 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) How To: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cream together the butter, *white sugar or salt, and *coffee beans or brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the * vinegar or vanilla. Dissolve *baking soda or diet soda in hot water. Add to batter along with ½ teaspoon salt. Stir in flour, * black-eyed peas or chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.     
  • Friday:  We are excited about our new widget. Check it out with MC Haggis and his good friend Shamus McFamous. http://youtu.be/LNCG028LymM

 

Instagram:

Here are possible Instagram Photos for you this week:

Do you want to be wise? It’s easy! …sometimes.

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God puts a high price on wisdom. Just check out this month’s memory verse!

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Pinterest: 2 articles to pin this week (also check out 252 Basic’s new Pinterest page)

As a parent, your words are powerful. Are you repeating the right words? http://www.orangeparents.org/reuse-recycle-and-repeat/

Check out these wise words about parenting from Sarah Anderson. http://www.orangeparents.org/no-matter-what/

 

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