I like to break the children in slowly with the whole back to school thing. My hubby is a cold turkey kinda guy but that doesn't work out for us. So in an effort to ease the transition each week we tackle a back to school project.
Week 1: Supplies
This let's my little people know that summer time is starting to wind down. They enjoy back to school shopping so I like to start there. Break them slowly :)
Week 2: Lunches
I start to think about what they will eat. This year I want to pack healthier lunches so I am making a list of their favorite foods. Then I'll figure out a school lunch schedule and what to buy.
Week 3: Schedule
This week I put the kids on there back to school bedtime and wake up calls. It takes about two weeks for us get back into the groove of things.
I also take this time to start them on chore schedules. We have fall chores that they start.
Week 4: Clothes
I wait to last minute on this because I am terrified they will have some crazy growth spurt and they will not fit their clothes.
Each week I will let you know our progress and how it works for us :)