With school starting back up in the next few weeks, it’s hard to get back into the swing of things and to remember everything that you need to prepare. I wanted to help you guys with a list of things that my family is doing to get ready for the upcoming fall semester.
Schedule: First things first, we are going to spend the rest of this week trying to get our sleeping schedule back on track. Gone are the late nights, staying up watching TV and being lazy. Together as a family, we will be waking up as if we had classes. I can already hear the kids whining and asking for just “a few more minutes”.
Plan: I will also be spending this weekend getting the week’s meals and out fits planned. Because it is the first week back and I’m anticipating chaos, if I have meals and outfits planned, all I’ll need to do is prepare them. That way I can focus my energy on meeting the teachers and helping the kids with whatever they need while they are getting used to the new school year, classes, and teachers.
Designate: Be sure to plan a designated pick up spot with everyone. My kids have requested that I pick them up in the back of each of their parking lots so I don’t embarrass them. Unluckily for them, I prefer safety over that and do not want them to trek across the parking lot to meet me. So I will compromise and meet them at the side doors.
I’ll be picking up any last minute school supplies that we have forgotten. Luckily I got most of the kids’ school items during Texas’s tax-free weekend a couple weeks ago. Now I just need to make sure we didn’t miss anything on the supply list during the hectic weekend. I’ll also be buying some tissues because even though it’s not their first year in school, I still can’t believe how fast they grow up sometimes!
What are you and your family doing to prepare for back to school?