Our kiddos went back to school yesterday and I have to say that it seemed like a very long process to get to that first day of school. Planning, planning and more planning seemed to be an everyday task starting about the second week in July! So I thought that I would share with you some of the tasks we did to prepare our kiddos for back to school!
First we started with hitting the books! Yes we were learning most of the summer even though school was not in session. We gave our kids about 4 weeks of very limited education and learning projects but starting mid July we started back to our normal after school reading, studying and preparing for their classes. We know that letting our kiddos go all summer without any educational activities is not good, so we like to make sure we keep their noses in the books!
Second we started shopping! They needed everything from school supplies, to back packs and to new clothes! Most office supply stores start selling back to school supplies earlier and earlier every year! Most of these stores offer these supplies for pennies and this is when you should stock up! We sorted through any supplies that we had left over from last year first and made a list of what supplies they still needed. Our school district had their supply list online so we were able to see what we needed without waiting until the week school starts. We also sorted through all of their clothes & shoes to see what fit and what was presentable for school to make a list of what they needed! After all that we made our list and over about 6 weeks grabbed all the items we needed for rock bottom prices with coupons, sales and clearance racks!!
We also started about 3 weeks ago attempting to get on a regular night time routine and morning schedule! Now this was something that we just could not seem to master this year and every night became a struggle to get everyone in bed at a decent hour! Only to lead to mornings not being even remotely close to the correct times we needed to be up and out the door to make the bus! So come Tuesday morning, it was a huge adjustment, but the kiddos adjusted very well!
After all that we sent our kiddos out the door Tuesday feeling like we did the best we could to prepare them for their new year of school! We love our kids and do everything we can to prepare them for each school year the best we can! So now it’s your turn, what did you do to prepare your kiddos to start school this year?
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