I guess by now most everyone is back into the school routine! I know this can be the most exhausting time for parents and teachers, so I hope everyone's transition is going as smoothly as possible.
My kids don't start school until the week after Labor Day, so I'm basically feeling a lot like Jen Hatmaker these days (and my kids are practically babies! So I can't imagine what you parents of older children are feeling!) If you're a parent and need a good laugh, please read her blog posts here and here. She is beyond hilarious and I love how she just says it like it is. I'm definitely feeling the end-of-summer craziness, especially seeing everyone's back to school pictures and knowing my kids don't start for 11 more days (well, 10 days and 11 hours, to be exact.) Hurrrrryyy back routine!!! Pleeeeaassse.
(Although I still don't think I've wrapped my head around the fact that I have a KINDERGARTNER now and will have to get up every.single.morning. Every.single.day. Yeah, I might not be that ready.)
All this to say, we are gearing up for the school year and part of that is meeting teachers and visiting our classrooms and signing papers and filling our calendars with the various field trips and parties and activities. I really am super excited about having one child in "real school," and I'm also excited to have the opportunity to be room mom for Mary Ella's class. Since the other two will be in MDO 2 days a week I think it will be fun to have that time to help out at the school and plan. Right up my alley!
One thing I had seen on Pinterest that I thought was such a great idea was the "Teacher's Favorite Things" printables; I love knowing ahead of time what our teachers like and love and where they like to shop. This helps so much at gift-giving time or just whenever you want to drop off a little "happy" to brighten a teacher's day! I found several free printables available online, but none of them included everything that I wanted to include, so I made my own. It is a longer list, but I wanted to have lots of options! You should be able to right click and save this one below to your computer. If it doesn't work, leave a comment or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to email you the document!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
More Back to School posts coming soon!