As winter approaches our students start coming to school with cracked and sometimes bleeding lips. We’ve tried the petroleum jelly on a Q-tip trick but that isn’t exactly convenient. So we ask our parents to send in a tube of lip balm for their child. Some parents even donate extras for those who don’t have one. If you aren’t comfortable asking for donations, visit a local dollar store and buy generic. We label the balms with each student’s name written on a colored dot sticker. If a balm happens to roll off somewhere it is easy to identify the owner. Choose to keep the balms together in a basket or separately in the students’ personal pencil boxes. We’ve done both and either works fine. All lips will be healed and happy!