I love back to school season and greatly enjoyed recording this episode!
(We are also almost ready for back to school season around here – backpacks ready, school/lunch supplies ready, uniforms set, new shoes, etc! I anticipate a year with many quarantines during our current covid surge but I refuse to let go of all of the joy.)
Review of Current Planner Stack
Back to School Refreshes
For us, it’s the start of Quintile 4 and I like to think of it as a mini fresh start (the ‘true’ one being Jan 1!).
Things to think about refreshing . . .
Start to the day – does it need to change based on when kids go to school? I will be writing out our AM routine step by step & reviewing with the kids. I will probably even hand them paper checklists the first week (this has helped us in the past!). Most likely, bedtime routines also need to be looked at.
Family calendar routines
Last year, did a physical calendar work well, or a digital one? (We have somewhat of a hybrid – physical for most things but shared Google Calendar for atypical events Josh and I want each other to be aware of). Also – make sure all school calendar holidays entered into whichever systems you are using!
Perfect timing to take advantage of fresh start + stacking of new routines. These can include planning routines, fitness, organizing, work habits, sleep habits, or anything else.
Vintage School Supply Fun!
My BPF (Best Planning Friend) suggested an episode dedicated too vintage school supplies. While I didn’t have enough material for an ep, this was a very fun segment!
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