The new school year is right around the corner! Planning ahead and getting the kids excited about the first day of school can be a bit challenging, but we’ve got you covered with a few tips to help the whole family start the school year on the right foot.
All kids love getting new pencils and notebooks during back-to-school shopping, but it’s no secret that school supplies disappear quickly. The best way to prepare for those nights when it’s too late to run out to buy poster board is by having a supply stash. Be sure to inventory any leftover school supplies from last year before going out to buy more so you can save a little money when making your stash.
Creating a designated space for homework can keep after-school time on track. Help the kids put together their own little space where they can store all of their school supplies and do homework every day. To help them stay organized, let them pick out a planner or scheduling tool that they are excited to use for the whole school year. By helping them keep their own schedule, they’ll be learning important organizational skills and how to prioritize.
To make sure the kids are ready to head back and succeed in the classroom, start setting their sleeping schedule to “school time” at least two weeks before the first day. It makes your mornings easier when they’re feeling well rested and ready to go. Fashioning a cubby space in your home for backpacks, jackets and shoes is also a great way to make sure those mornings go smoothly and according to plan.
With these easy tricks up your sleeve, your family will be more than prepared to head back to school in Rohnert Park.