Friday, September 3, 2010

Back to School

We survived our 1st day of school yesterday. It was a cool rainy day, so it was a perfect get in the mood for school weather. The kids were very exited to see their friends and get to know their new teachers. The big bonus is always to get to wear new clothes. Addison even got a back to school haircut that she loves.

Logan learned how to tie his new Converse and was so proud of himself for tying them all by himself. Landon had a huge hissy because he thought he was going to school too. So we decided to do "school" at home for him.

Ready set go!

I thought I would share a couple back to school tips that I am using this year. I have gotten these ideas from other people, so don't think I am miss super organized.

It got two of these plastic hanging file boxes from my Mom when she was cleaning out her office. I originally didn't have use for them until a friend of mine told me that she uses these for her kids school papers at the end of the year. She puts in a few of the special projects and saves them from year to year. So starting in kindergarten you have a great place to store special projects, awards, grades, etc. I am going to have my kids choose 10 of their favorites to put in here each year.
I fell in love with this Mommy binder to help me be organized with all the mountains of papers that come home with the kids each week. Last year everything ended up in a heap in my desk and I was constantly pulling the stack out to find one permission slip. So when I found this little gem I couldn't wait to put it together and start using it. I found the idea at a great new blog called My Computer is my Canvas. Click here to see her site and make your own copy.

The next thing I use is a "lunch box" for all the kids & hubby's lunches. When I get packages home I divide them up in Ziplocs, so when morning rolls around I can make sandwiches and grab everything else I need. I got this idea from the Idea Room, where all great ideas come from. It makes like so much easier.

I hope you all have a great back to school week. Now onto the holidays. It will be here before we can say Santa Claus.


Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

They look SO ready for back to school. LURV Addison's new haircut... SUPER cute. Great tips too!

Kristin said...

Addison's hair is so cute! The are looking so grown up! wow. Time Flies. Thanks for the tips, I'll be making the lunch box box. Our first day in next week.

Connie said...

All polished and ready for the new school year. They really are getting so grown up and that scares me, I want them to stay just the way they are in that picture of all three of them.

Megan said...

Thanks for the tip on the file folder boxes, I need to organize the kids papers we want to keep! Addison's hair looks so cute!

tammy said...

Such cute kiddos.

I need to take a lesson from you and get more organized.