Tips for organizing and getting your kids ready for back to school:
As we get ready for school beginning this week, all our energies are towards one word….. this our last weekend until it all starts again….
I’m excited for this time of year, the deadline of starting school this week, drives all my overdue organization tasks.
One of these tasks is to have my girls go through all their clothes and find those clothes that they have out grown. Typically we do this 3 times a year, once before school starts, once when school ends for the summer and the last time sometime around December or January to move in winter clothes.
This year we left for summer vacation early in May, so we didn’t clean out our dressers, so this afternoon we started this task.
Second, we review and filter through to organize school supplies for homework and extra study. We use pages from our last summer workbooks for “extra study” throughout the year. We find all our highlighters, pens, colored pencils and other supplies and get them “ready” and separated by type.
Last, we’re back on schedule with our bedtime sleep routines and we have been working to trying to keep our meal times more consistent with school, but mainly we have been talking about getting back into school and all that involves, in terms of my expectations for them and their own expectations of themselves. We have talked about what awards they want to achieve this new year and how they will go about it.
My children are “organizing” their minds!
For me, the word “organization” is a great thing!