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My kids start school this next Monday. I am excited for my son to experience Kindergarten this year and my daughter will be going to preschool. As we are preparing for school, I have a list of things to complete.
- Get backpack cleaned and ready to go.
- Buy school supplies including crayons, pencils, and paper.
- Buy reusable lunch gear including a lunchbox.
- Go grocery shopping for snacks and lunch supplies.
- Plan out my lunches ahead of time.
- Make a morning routine so everybody knows what to expect before school starts.
- Make sure the schools have all the required paperwork before the first day of school.
I have done most of these things, but there are still a few things left that I need to do. I am sure that most parents with kids in school have this “back to school” routine down. I on the other hand, am just figuring out all that I need to do. I am sure that I am missing something, but I hope that my list and expectations are not too far off!
Here is a picture from last year on their first day of preschool!
This year will also be different than previous years with my kids because I am going to be working more. My son is going to start going to our local Boys and Girls Club after school till I am able to pick him up. The good thing is that the center is right next door to his Kindergarten! We live in college town now where a lot of parents are students or working, so both the Elementary School and the Boys and Girls Club are on the edge of the university’s campus. My daughter’s preschool is also associated with the university and is located right next to the club center and elementary school.
This Back-to-School season, BGCA and long-time partner Disney have launched an online supply drive. By simply playing a pop-quiz style game, you can help donate school supplies to local BGCA Clubs. For every five correct answers, a donation of supplies will be made! I played this game numerous times last year because it was simple, fun, and I knew that I was helping out the BGCA. You can play HERE.
If you have a child going back to school, the BGCA website offers a plethora of educational content for parents. These tips include helping your child with homework, a list of books you can read with your children, time management, and more.
Good luck to all you parents out there that are figuring it out like me and to all you experienced parents. I hope that this is a great school year for all your kids. Don’t forget to play the game and show your support of the BGCA!