Back-to-School Suggestions?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Back-to-School Suggestions?
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 12:41pm

The school year will be starting again before we know it. We’d love to hear your advice about summertime prep, school gear, routines, etc.

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Mon, 07-13-2009 - 10:45am
Make sure that the backpacks are all packed and shoes are located the night before is a big one.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-14-2009 - 4:52pm

Starting back up the school year routine a few weeks before school starts -- getting up at the time you would for school, getting ready as if you were leaving and getting to bed at the right time.

That helps me as well because I'm a night owl and it is easy for me to shift to a later bedtime, allowing the kids to stay up late.

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Registered: 07-20-2009
Mon, 07-27-2009 - 3:26pm

-Packing the lunch the night before (and leaving it in the fridge) is a must for me, just in case we are running late in the mornings.

-Starting to buy the school supplies now, so you aren't running around last minute trying to find them cause they have run out at certain stores always helps! (that happened to me last year!)

-I've started having my boys review math flash cards and the grade appropriate words so they don't lose as much over the summertime (I happen to have found great iPhone Apps for that, so I can have them practice just about anywhere and anytime!).

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