TIPS FOR MAKING BACK TO SCHOOL A BREEZE
GRACIE: HOT PINK LIGHTWEIGHT JACKET // STRIPED DENIM SKIRT // TEE // BLACK HIGH TOPS // CLEAR PINK BACKPACK
ISLA: STRIPED DRESS // KITTY BACKPACK // BOW // HIGH TOPS
ELLIOTT: SHORT SLEEVE BUTTON DOWN // MOTO JEANS // ROLLING BACKPACK // SNEAKERS
Getting those kiddos back to school can be challenging after the carefree easy days of summer. In this post I will lay out my tips for getting the kids back in the groove-hopefully alleviating some of that back to school stress!
CALL A FAMILY MEETING AND SET THE GROUND RULES.
All together we go over what is expected of the kids before heading out the door in the mornings to school. We make a check list of what they need to complete before leaving. (i.e.making bed, getting dressed, brushing teeth, making sure backpack is by the door with their shoes)
Then we discuss what is expected in the afternoon immediately after getting home from school. (i.e. getting their backpacks & shoes out of the car then starting homework, next doing their daily chore. We also talk about what expected after dinner time- bedtime routine)
The timeline for these expectations is laid out as well, wake up times and bed times. As they will adjust compared to summer.
Next we go over consequences if these expectations are not met.
Finally we post the agreed upon expectations so they can have a daily visual reminder in family kitchen area.
SET OUT UNIFORMS INCLUDING SOCKS AND SHOES THE NIGHT BEFORE.
Make sure the kids pick out their clothes including shoes & socks the night before. This is especially helpful since some days are dress down or spirit days. It helps me remember the day before since my brain is foggy at 6am!