We’re just at that point in our school holidays where I’m getting geared up for the new school year. We’ve enjoyed Christmas, New Years, time with friends and time relaxing so now I’m beginning to think of how I can make this year a little easier for me by getting organised now.
I’ve tried a few approaches to homework and haven’t been that successful so now I’ve set up a homework basket which will live in our cupboard along with the school bags so that the supplies aren’t snaffled into the craft supplies. In the past I’ve had the delay tactics from Miss 7 of the missing pencils, missing homework and everything in between and I’m aiming to avoid any of that this year, especially with Master 5 joining the homework club. My plan is to get home from school, the kids unpack their school bags, library bags and lunch boxes, we’ll enjoy a chat over afternoon tea and then tackle the homework together at the kitchen table so that we can get on with having some fun.
- Hard plastic file folder for each child’s homework books
- Pencils, sharpeners, erasers
- coloured textas and pencils
- glue and scissors
I’m not sure how successful I will be but I’m enjoying the look of my homework basket and hope that this may well be the one thing that ensures we are on top of homework this year.
How are your back to school preparations going?