After a relaxing summer without schedules and more playtime, it can be tough to get back into a school routine! When the kids are used to running out of the house in a bathing suit and flip flops each day, getting them to remember all of the things they need to put in their backpack for school may feel like pulling teeth. As with most things, we try making the mornings fun and organized by using school checklists. This way we avoid the calls home in the middle of the day letting us know that our kids don’t have a lunch (eeek)!
A list goes a long way
Every parent knows how important lists are whether you are headed to the grocery store or planning what to pack in your suitcase. We have so much going on in our heads that it becomes impossible to remember everything! Our kids are the same. Especially at the beginning of the year when they are feeling excited and anxious about heading into a new grade at school.
Getting organized for school
Together, we come up with a list of things that our kids need for school each morning. We put our list up on our Little Partners Deluxe Easel and write our list with EXPO Dry Erase Markers with Ink Indicator. Before they leave the house, they take out their markers and check each thing off the list. Once the list is checked, they know they are good to go! After the list is fully checked, they love how easy it is to erase their check marks to get ready for the next day!
As our little ones are learning how to read, they love using the EXPO Dry Erase Markers with Ink Indicator to find and circle letters or underline words they know. We love how the markers encourage the kids to focus on their literacy skills without hounding them to practice their reading! The Ink Indicator at the bottom of the pen makes it easy for them to see when the markers are running out so that we are never left in a situation without the best markers for our Little Partners Easel!
Our back to school checklist
Brush your teeth
Pack your bag
Go to school
As the year goes on and the list of thing changes, we encourage our kids to write the list themselves making them fully accountable for what they need each day!
Use your EXPO Dry Erase Markers with Ink Indicator everywhere!
We love sending little notes in our kids lunch each day which has become a tradition for us as moms. Our kids have grown to love and expect their little notes each day! This year, we will be surprising them with an updated, environmentally friendly lunch note! Our schools have a litterless lunch policy, so we need to be cautious about what we send in the lunchbox! We love the Stasher reusable snack bags made from pure silicone and we use our EXPO Dry Erase Markers with Ink Indicator to write a special message to our children. We are so excited to see the expression on our children’s faces when they get home on the first day of school!
Images by MTPhotography
What’s on your back to school checklist?
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