Back to school organization
Back to school!
Actually, I love summer with the kids. But, this year, the last couple weeks have been tough. Arguments galore between the kids! So, I’m ready to send them back.
This year, I am determined to be organized and dedicate equal time to each kid.
When you’ve finished laughing, come back and read how I’m going to do that.
I’ve realized that when they get home, they are starving. My middle schooler gets on the bus at 7am and isn’t home unti
Just like June Cleaver. Ready on a plate. What have we had so far?
- Bagel Bites
- PB&J cut into cute little squares
- Cheese, lettuce and mayo hoagies cut into fourths
- Cheese and pepperoni crackers
Anything that is bite sized works great.
Today I cut up donuts and my middle schooler ate every last one…even after I told him “Save some for your brother and sister!” So, maybe dividing them up among the kids works better.
I go through each backpack, throwing out old papers and saving important ones. I write all 3 kids’ names on the board and record any homework, or papers that I need to sign, under their name. This includes reading time. That makes it more concrete…it’s easy to say, oh you have to read for 20 minutes, and then forget…but, if it’s written on the board, it’s a visual reminder and more often is complete.
I am sure to call each child over and say “Here is your homework for the night. Do you understand?”
Then they can play a little. We start homework right before dinner and finish it after, if needed.
I’ve also been using my color coded markers to record spelling words, test dates and other important class information in my etsy Purple Plum Planner.
So far, barring any giant projects, this system has worked.
Fingers crossed and check back with me in November!
What systems work for you?