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Back to School Organization Tips

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Back to School Organization



Summer vacation is drawing to a close, and you are wondering how to get organized for the upcoming school year. This can be a stressful time for you and your children, considering school entails getting down to business and focusing on back to school organization. This would comprise of needed school supplies, back to school clothes, a viable morning routine, and a feasible after school schedule.

There are many organizing tips that can be utilized to guarantee your children are confident and ready to have a successful school year.

School supplies and back to school shopping should be completed about  two to three weeks before school starts. Notebook paper, pencils, pens, crayons, a calculator, spiral notebooks, 3 ring binders, pocket folders, a ruler, an agenda, and book bag are the essentials all children will need. Depending on your child’s grade in school, these essentials will vary; however, provide them with the basics if nothing else.

On the day before school starts, make certain their book bag is packed with all necessary supplies.

Arrange each binder with dividers and notebook paper, then label them.

Get organized by typing the class subject and the teacher’s name if you so choose on the cover of each binder. Encourage your child to show creativity by drawing or creating a fun illustration on the cover to enhance the binder’s appearance. These tips will make back to school organization manageable, and all assignments and classwork for each subject will be accounted for.

Establishing a morning routine plays a huge role in back to school organization. In order to make this go smoothly,  encourage and work with your child in cleaning and clearing all  from their room by the weekend before school begins.  If you are able to do this sooner that would be wonderful so that they can get used to keeping their room clean and free of clutter.

Your child’s study area should be supplied and organized with extra school supplies for homework purposes.

Inspect all closets, dressers and chests and sort school clothes, summer outfits, weekend wear and winter apparel.

Assemble all school clothes to the front of the closet, so that the morning will go steady, and there will not be any disarray.

Arrange week-end wear and other non-school appropriate clothing together for access on non-school days.

Winter apparel should be placed in the very back of the closet, as your child will most likely not need these until later in the year.

It is always wise to have your child select their outfit the night before.

Check and replace the batteries in all alarm clocks the night before, so tardiness will not be an issue.

One important aspect of a good morning is having a good breakfast.  Plan ahead and have some great breakfast options that are quick and easy to prepare.  These options can include prepackaged items you have picked up as well as breakfast sandwiches you have made ahead and other quick items such as oatmeal, fruit, boiled eggs, etc.

Boxed lunches can be prepared the night before, and stored in the fridge to ensure the morning routine goes efficiently. Cold sandwiches, fruit, individually packed cookies, crackers, chips, and juice boxes are all beneficial options for a quick and nutritious lunch.

Once you have made your morning routine a success, see to it that there is a schedule in place for the afternoon activities. Once your child arrives home utilize the organizing tips below to complete homework assignments in a reasonable amount of time.

Plan and prepare a healthy snack option for your children when they return home.  Fresh fruit, cheese crackers, and nuts are all healthy choices.

Always have your child complete their homework at the same time each afternoon or evening if possible.

Schedule after school activities and events accordingly.

Take advantage of these tips to brace your children for a great organized school year.

Back To School Organizing Tips

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Organize your way back to school



Back To School Tips

It’s that time again. School supply, new clothes and schedule changes. During the summer months when most of the time is all for fun, it can be hard to think about preparing your children/child for the next school year. No one likes winding down from summer break, especially your student(s) but by making preparations at least two weeks before the new school year can help make the transition as easy as possible. Here are a few tips that may help you and your child prepare:

·         Gather school supplies from last year to help with your current shopping list. Reuse as much as possible. Check with your school’s website to find the school supply list and go shopping early.  

·         Get back into the habit of getting to sleep at a reasonable time and also waking up on time. If you start two weeks in advance or maybe even sooner depending on how much time you think your child needs, you can look forward to calm mornings.

·         Go through their closets and make sure all their clothes and shoes still fit. If not donate them (Goodwill has a program for clothes that have stains) Separate the school clothes from the play clothes.

·         Create a comfortable workspace. Have the kids participate in this area so they will feel ownership in keeping it clean and organized. Some children concentrate better in their room as others prefer the kitchen table. Be sure to consider different learning styles.

·         Label all the containers, this also helps with reading and accountability.

·         Make sure there is adequate lighting.

·         Create a schedule for your expectations. From the time the child gets home from school. Although you may have an idea of what you want to happen. Get input from the little ones, again this helps with decision making skills and ownership.

·         Do you have a family calendar? A dry erase board may be perfect for your family. If you need other suggestions feel free to contact Dayna-Rae.

·         If your children participate (in a small way) by making their own lunch the odds of them actually eating it is much higher.

·         Get a decorative box, bin or folder for your children’s graded homework or art. Keep it in one place so there are no questions when you need to find something. You can review the box and recycle quarterly.

These are some of the basic tips that can be extremely helpful in preparing your child for the school year. Remember to have fun and take baby steps when changing your habits. If you would like more tips follow us on Facebook.

 

Back to School Tips

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It’s that time again. School supply, new clothes and schedule changes. Do you have a child going back to school? It can be difficult gearing up for the change in seasons. Here are a few tips that may help you and your child prepare:

  • Gather school supplies from last year to help with your current shopping list. Reuse as much as possible.
  • Go through their closets and make sure all their clothes and shoes still fit. If not donate them. (Goodwill has a program for clothes that have stains)
  • Create a comfortable workspace. Have the kids participate in this area so they will feel ownership in keeping it clean and organized. Some children concentrate better in their room as others prefer the kitchen table. Be sure to consider different learning styles.
  • Label all the containers. This also helps with reading and accountability.
  • Be sure there is adequate lighting.
  • Create a schedule for your expectations. From the time the child gets home from school. Although you may have an idea of what you want to happen. Get input from the little ones, again this helps with decision making skills and ownership.
  • Do you have a family calendar? A dry erase board may be perfect for your family. If you need other suggestions feel free to contact Dayna-Rae.
  • Set yourself up for a calm morning. Be sure to have a healthy breakfast. It’s helpful to prepare the backpack before bed so all you have to do is grab and go.
  • If your children participate (in a small way) by making their own lunch the odds of them actually eating it is much higher.
  • Get a decorative box, bin or folder for your children’s art and graded homework. Keep it in one place so there are no questions when you need to find something. You can review the box and recycle quarterly.Put that on your calendar.

Remember to have fun and take baby steps when changing your habits. If you would like more tips follow us on our Facebook fan page.