Friday, August 27, 2010
Back to School
Today over at http://www.zenfamilyhabits.net/ I read a wonderful article by Mandi of http://www.organizingyourway.net/ on back to school routines. my life has just been made a bit less stress free.
With the help of the article I have put together my own list of routines that I will implement with the family next week.
Eat healthy breakfast which includes a a grain, a fruit and a protein in each meal
Put lunch in backpack (packed the night before and waiting in the fridge)
Leave for school on time (do not do anything that will distracting from that objective)
Empty out backpack (so nothing is forgotten about, homework or food)
Put dirty lunch in sink (wash dirty dishes and refill water bottle)
Organize homework and notebooks (put everything in it’s place for ease of doing homework and assignments due)
After Dinner before Family Fun time
Review your schedule, and day-timer for next day activities
Fill out any forms needed for school use (then put back in backpack)
Pack backpack for books and items needed the next day
Make sure backpack is ready to go and by the door
Pack lunch for next day
This routine should cut down on morning rushing around, enough to have that healthy breakfast. It may be a simple common sense approach to going off to school, but it is something that has always eluded my family. Routines are now becoming common place in our daily lives and it is making us a much happier family for it.