My kids just started back to school yesterday. I know it is super early! But having just finished all my back to school preparation- I am in a good place to share some back to school preparation tips!
7 Back To School Preparation Tips:
Every school has their own school supply list and they are all different. Make sure you have a list from your child’s school and then you can look through mailers to see who is having the best deals on the supplies you need. For instance, my little boy needed 16 glue sticks for his list so you can bet I wanted to find a good deal on those! I packed all of his school supplies into his pack back and carried the extras in a shopping bag to class.
Make sure you know the rules for your child’s school. Some require uniform or have rules about the length of a pair of shorts, etc.
Enforce School Night Bedtimes Early
Don’t wait until the last minute. Start enforcing school night bedtimes before they go back so their bodies will be used to going to bed and getting up earlier.
Provide a Hearty Breakfast
Don’t skip breakfast. It is so important, especially to growing children, to have a nutritious start that keeps them energized during school.
My kids always have a half day the first day back but they still do snack time. Be prepared. I forgot to pack one for my son last year and I felt awful!
You may want to get your kids in the habit of packing lunch with you the evening before so there is no rushing to be done in the morning. (Just stick it in the fridge overnight.)
Go Over The After School Plan
Make sure your child knows if he or she is a bus rider or if they have car pick up- do they have a car rider number to remember? Are certain days different? Go over the details ahead of time.
Show Teacher Appreciation
Three in five K-8 public school teachers say their students regularly come to school hungry, (that breaks my heart!) resulting in most K-8 educators spending an average of $37 per month on food for their students.
-Send the requested supplies
-Get your child to school on time and show up on time for conferences
-Partner with your teacher to ensure your child is doing his/her work
-Volunteer in the classroom if you have time
-Make a DIY teacher appreciation gift with your child
-Ask your child’s teacher if he or she needs any supplies or snacks for the classroom
Are you ready for back to school? I hope these preparation tips help!