Monday, August 22, 2011

Back to School How do you get ready?

     It is that time of year again when are all trying to get school supplies, and meeting our new teachers for the year.  We have Tax Free weekends to aide in getting new clothes and things that we need to survive the new year.  How do you and your Family prepare for the new year?  What Traditons if any do have?  Here are a few things me and Family do to help ease back into the new School Year!

     First thing we do is start going to bed earlier.  During the summer months we don't always have a set time to get up so we don't inforce mandatory going to bed early rules.  About two weeks prior to going back to school though we try to get a more inforced rule.  We chose two weeks because it takes atleast that to get them back.  A few days before school starts back we start getting up ealrier.  Big Battle in my house and I really need to start this about a month earlier but really I hate mornings so I take advantage of the sleep ins!

     We try to keep our routine year round of when we get up we brush our hair, our teethe, take any meds and vitamins, shower, clean clothes, and take about ten good deep breathes.  Deep Breathes you ask, let me explain.  My daughter is ADHD and when she stops and takes 10 good deep breathes slowly it tends to help her calm down a litttle and focuse on what we have to get down.  It works  for us most of the time, give a try you may like it yourself!

     Tax Free weekend I always try to get school clothes, and what i know they may need for school.  For example notebooks, bookbags, pens, pencils, markers, highlighters, etc.  We don't actually get our school list until about 3 days before school starts so it makes it difficult to know exactly what they need to have. 

     Then we go to our school orientation, meet our new teachers, and find our classrooms.  It is at this point we find out what supplies we need for the upcomeing year and have to go shopping again.  Our schools start in exactly 4 days so today is the day for meeting teachers, and getting up earlier!

     Again I ask what do you and your Family do to prepare for the new school year?  Any suggestions for me that may make it easler for me?  Please leave a comment, blog URL, and follow via GFC.  Love new friends and meeting new people.