Back to School - Preparing For That First Day

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Back to School - Preparing For That First Day

With Labor Day quickly approaching and the summer almost over, stores are heavy into marketing their fall clothing and back to school wares. With the start of the school year for Rockland County, NY just a few short weeks away (September 6 & 7) it's time to think about getting organized for the new school year and preparing for that first day of school.

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Making that transition from those "lazy hazy days of summer" to the regimented schedule of the school year is never easy.  But here are some great suggestions about how to help your family make that transition a smoother one and hopefully reduce the craziness and chaos associated with those first back to school mornings.

  • Ease your kids back into a school year routine.  Beginning a few days before school starts have them go to bed and get up around the times they'd need to on regular school nights.
  • For the days and weeks before school starts, plan mealtimes and snack times to mimic the school schedules.
  • Make a list of emergency phone numbers for each child to keep in their backpacks.
  • Review school rules with your children.
  • Label all items that will be taken to school regularly.
  • Create a home work space for homework and school projects
  • Review house rules for school days: homework schedule, bed times, dinner times, after school activities
  • Create a dedicated space for every family member, to store their books, papers, lunch money and permission slips, and anything else they might need for the upcoming day.
  • Create a family calendar of every ones schedules and keep it in a central location. Track everyone's after-school activities, school programs and volunteer work on it.  It's a sure way to help manage every ones time and activities and prevent double booking.

Being prepared goes a long way towards reducing the hecticness of that first day of school, so plan ahead.  Hopefully you'll be able to convert those crazy chaotic mornings into calm and cheerful ones and send your schoolchildren out the door in a happy mood.

Here's wishing you and your family a wonderful new school year!

Photobucket photo by tlhoneyman

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Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Leah - We can't believe it's that time already again. Where did the summer go?  A good primer for the up-coming school year. Hope you are well neighbor...

Aug 17, 2011 07:51 AM #1
Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

I love the Office Depot or Spaples commercial (can't remember which) where they sing "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year".  lol

Aug 17, 2011 08:08 AM #2
Cliff Keith
Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty - Redwood City, CA
Redwood City Real Estate

Kids hate school and why not?  They have to go to office depot or staples...what fun is that in August?

Keep schools on the back burner let the kids enjoy the summer until the last possible moment.

Aug 17, 2011 02:01 PM #3
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Bob - I too can't beleive the summer is almost over.  Where did it go?

Jean - "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" -  I'm not sure ther kids would agree with that. 

Cliff - I'm not quite sure that they hate school but they do certainly prefer the summer and vacation time.

Aug 18, 2011 03:49 AM #4
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

I can't believe it is that time already.  Where has the year gone??

Aug 19, 2011 04:29 AM #5
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