Back to School can be overwhelming, exciting, surprising, uplifting, and amazing time to get pumped up about the beginning of a memorable school year. It seems like the summers are so short here in Atlanta, Georgia. You just begin to get your feet wet in the summer sun and back to school is right around the corner. Some of us may be getting last-minute school supplies, back packs, hair cuts, updating medical records, buying school clothes, and planning to meet the new teacher for the year. We have to establish a nighttime routine and work on the morning routine, while moving away from the summertime hours for the children.
The major adjustment begins from summer to a diverse school routine that works for the entire family. That moment when you realize that in less than a week your child’s life changing experiences are on the horizon. The first week that we are in school we usually cannot believe how fast the time flies from the first day until the end of the year.
Here is a list of my 7 Easy tips that will help you prepare for Back to School this year.
7 Easy Tips
1. Plan a Wardrobe: Go through your child’s closet see what fits and is still fashionable from last year. You can order certain items from different online stores such as FabKids. Fabkids will help
you save time, money, and a little bit of sanity. No more crazy store antics, no more overpriced clothes, and most importantly lots, and lots more fashion. A big win for Momhood!
2. Buy any last-minute school supplies on Tax Free Day: Tax Free day in the state of Georgia is July 29-31. These are epic days to purchase your children’s clothes, and supplies for the year.
3. Plan some outfits: Plan your child’s outfits for the entire first week of school. To keep the first week of school stress-free, plan out five workable outfits. Make sure they are comfortable and that you and your child like them.
4. All school records and medical records are updated: Make sure all school records and medical records are updated according to your child’s pediatrician and the school.
5. Make sure all bus routes, school lunches, and car pools are arranged early: Confirm with your child’s school the arrival/departure of the bus if your child is a bus rider? If your child is a car rider confirm the time that parents must arrive to school to drop of children before the first bell rings to start the day.
6. Make a plan for success: Last year our theme for the school year was “Destined for Greatness,” have a theme for your child to prepare them to have an awesome school year. This will encourage them to work hard on their homework, get along with their peers, and stay focused on a long term goal for the year!
7. Move bedtime earlier and your wake up time earlier: Make sure you begin the transition of making bedtime earlier and waking up earlier for a regular school day.