CAMP is officially over. Only one week lost to quarantine out of 6 = not too terrible, though does not necessarily bode well for the school year.
But all that aside — we received school supply lists yesterday! I can’t deny it, this got me excited. School starts (for us) August 17-18 (Annabel has new student orientation the 17th but first real day is the 18th).
While mask drama has been distracting, I am determined not to let it suck all the joy from the start of this school year.
Backpacks were not allowed last year (for vague germ-related reasons — I guess significant fomite transmission was still in question then?) but this year they are. So G just picked out her first one (shown above). I also just ordered an extra lunch bag + water bottle – mostly our current stash is fine but there have been some casualties to the Lost and Found gods.
Back to School To Do List:
❏ Order uniforms (hopefully today)
❏ Reorganize clothes bins downstairs to contain primarily uniform items
✔︎ Get any needed backpack + lunch bag supplies
❏ Remind big kids of back-to-school reading assignments . . .
❏ Buy rest of school supplies (probably mostly target, I want kids to pick out ‘live’ and not just order from the big A). The lists are actually fairly reasonable in length, hooray!
❏ Get shoes for kids (sneakers x 2 – school requires extra pair to keep at school for their gym)
❏ Sports physical forms/yearly appt for A (scheduled but has not yet occurred; the other kids went earlier this year and are up to date)
That’s mostly it, I think!
PS: Tomorrow is National Planner Day!!! So much love for my current functional stack and the many fabulous planner options out there!