Well today was the day.... the kids headed back to school.
We've got the morning routine down
(although Keith was training and missed all the fun). ;)
This year, with Boy being in third grade, there will be a considerable amount of homework coming home (my niece is a year ahead of him, so I got to see firsthand what she was bringing home!). The twins will also have a little more homework than they were used to in kindergarten. To make afternoons/evenings a little smoother, I'm trying out an after-school routine chart (thanks Pinterest!) The idea is that they can check off the items on the to-do list, and if they succeed each day, there will be a reward or treat on the weekend. I haven't quite worked out all the details, but will keep you posted!
Here is the sheet - each child has their own sheet.
It's in a plexiglass holder so they can use a dry-erase marker to check off each item,
and then cross off the day of the week as they complete the tasks.
Above this one is a weekly calendar where I will list
out the activities and events for the week.
This week is pretty slow as school just started today,
and soccer won't begin until next week!
I have also cleaned out the 31 organizer I have on the fridge,
and that will now be command-central
to keep track of papers coming home from school.
How are you getting ready back to school?