Friday, August 23, 2013

Back to School

For many of us this is the last weekend before school starts.  Monday is the big day for my son and Wednesday for my grand daughter.  What's the difference before preparing for 11th grade or kindergartner?
Really not that much.  You are still excited but apprehensive.  Will my child like his teachers? friends? will they make a smooth transition.  Will they not be overwhelmed and exhausted ?  What can you do to prepare and organize before they enter the classroom.  Firstly have your alarm clock scheduled to wake yourself up before your kids.  The more you are prepared so will they be.  Lay out the uniform/clothes the night before, labeled and set out on a chair ( this includes their shoes).  Develop good habits right in the beginning.  Prepare a healthy breakfast, lunch and set their backpack near the door.  Be sure to put all the necessary school supplies, notebooks, pencils, paper, books in the backpack before hand.  Set the admission slip (if needed) right in the front pocket of the backpack.  Get a head start 10 minutes early out the door to beat traffic or any last minute needs before you lock the front door.  When you do get them to school safely take a deep deserve it.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Everyone is talking about going back to school

My son just came back from surf camp and even he is talking about going back to school.
So I gather that everyone must be somewhat excited about the new school year.  How do you get ready?
First, try mapping out your schedule, shopping needs, meal planning and carpool schedule. How much can you do without leaving the house?  Can you order your supplies and clothes online?  Can you talk to your friends about sharing carpool or some of the school obligation using team work or combining your energy together.  There is alot of information to share on how to get ready for school.  Start by making lists, files and labeling school supplies.  I will start to blog regularly on each aspect of getting ready for school.  So keep watch.