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If I was going to share back-to-school advice, I think I'd have to share two pieces of advice.
The first is: Get everything ready the night before! We make sure the backpacks are packed, lunches are either prepared or planned, and the next day's schedule is discussed. This makes mornings (and the entire day) go so much easier!!
The second is: Finish homework right away! Last year, we had too many plans disrupted because of homework that was due (and that could have been completed days earlier) This year I'm going to work harder to insist that homework is completed the same day it comes home, whenever possible (realizing that sometimes sports and music gets in the way -- but all the more reason to do it as soon as a free moment arrives.)
I never got to write a post wrapping up last school year, and my boys are heading back in just a couple weeks. We did make the decision to stick with public school again this year, and the boys are looking forward to the new school year. What about you?
*Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a program by Mom Bloggers Club and MasterLock. If chosen, I may win a prize pack from MasterLock.*