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Back to School

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?

Comments

Unknown said…
Wow!!! That's awesome! Let's see... I woke him, fed him and sent him to school. That's about the extent of the prep work. Oh wait, I'm also making a bunch of freezer breakfast and lunches. He's getting bored of cereal for breakfast and I'm getting tired of the peanut butter and nutella lunches!
Sinea said…
Love your plan. My kids are all grown but this would have worked.

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