If you are like me you are going what happened to Summer? Back to school already? I hate the thought of having to get ready for back to school. So here are my tips for easier preparedness.
1-) School schedule. I hate the day after the first day of school. The kids are already telling you that they are too tired to get up. So start about a week before school getting up and doing your school routine. Have them start setting their own alarm give them some responsability.
2-) Coupon Clipping- Umm I hate spending money on school supplies. This is a couponers dream month. You can spend next to nothing for school supplies if you find the right coupons.
3-) Clean out the old- Back to school means new clothes and that means no room for the old. Time to go through the closets and drawers, find a great second hand store to pass on the old. Again use those coupons for the new.
4-) Turn off the TV- time to get into the habit of not having the electronics, this will help when the homework starts rolling in. This also helps when it is time for conversation. Find out how your kids days are going and where you can help. Your kids want to talk they want you to listen. This wwill also help out with reading time.
5-) Time to set up the family calendar- If you are like our family you are busy. Make sure that your calendar is set up so everyone knows where they are supposed to be and when. There are many important dates that have to be added when kids go back to school. You may not think that they are important, but to your kids they are.
I hope that this helps you get a little more prepared for those long school months coming up. Just remember summer will be here again soon.