The kids return to school tomorrow. I always find it strange that they don't start back on a Monday, (although I've heard it's a different start date across the country) but I think the kids enjoy easing back in to school.
I bought all of the school uniform before the school holidays started. The reason I did that was so I got all the sizes and styles I wanted. I made a video of my school uniform haul if you want to have a nosey at it on my YouTube channel. I also included a checklist of everything we need for school.
Last week, I spent a few days making sure everything was ready for the kids going back to school tomorrow. These are some of the things I've done:
- Labelled their clothes and shoes
- Packed the gym kits in to the school bag
- Filled the pencil cases with stationary
- Written names on lunch boxes and school bags
- Checked school shoes still fit from when I bought them - 2 weeks ago!
Another thing that I think is a good idea is to start to get the kids back in to the routine of early bed, early rise at least a week before they are due to go back to school. From last Sunday, I put the kids to bed at the time I would usually put them to bed on a school night and I set my alarm for 7am on the Monday morning. Z is a bit older now and doesn't fall asleep at 7pm like Miss C does so his bed time will probably be nearer 8pm this school year. He likes to get comfy in bed with a book so he'll still be in bed from 7pm. By doing this before they go back to school, the early nights and early rises won't be such a shock to the system for them.
What tips or things do you do to get you back in to the school routine?