Ahh yes, back to school time… G started last week and he loves it! It’s only two days a week, but he is already learning so much and it’s nice for L and I have to have some one on one time. Starting back to school also means getting back on a regular schedule and a not so “lazy summer” time frame. Most mornings we are up and out the door by 8:45, which I know isn’t super early, but without our routine we never get anywhere. So I thought I would share how we made on transition from lazy summer to busy fall schedule.
I made a VERY BASIC printable schedule to keep me on track at home. The weekly list is what helps keep my head above water on the days I feel like I might drown in to dos. I list my errands, workout schedule, kids activities, work info, to do list, and daily chores all in one place. Under the To Do section you will see 5 10 15 I write the task next to the numbers, this way I do each task for the allotted about in time then cross it off. For example if clean out refrigerator is on my to do list I take five minutes and do as much as I can then cross out the five and go on to the next task. I do this all week until all my tasks are completed! My daily chores have the days of the week next to them so I can cross them off as I go as well. Easy peasy, right?
To make G’s life more easy I picked up a weekly calendar at Target for $2 and stuck it to our fridge. Next I used the cards I had printed, laminated, and stuck magnets on from Confessions of a Homeschooler and wa-la he had his own weekly picture planner! Now he can find the day of the week and know what we are doing without having to ask.
Even with both those ideas in place life doesn’t always go according to plan… we are doing our best, one step at a time!
What have you done to get ready for the Back to School season?