The temps in the midwest are breaking records but that doesn’t stop school from kicking off. And as much as we enjoy the summer days which turn into late night activities, I am ready for structure. Kids crave routine, even when they don’t realize it, is my belief. With early-risers in the house, the start time for school doesn’t throw us off; however, I know it’s a time for adjustment for many.
If you’re looking for support with this transition to school, Moomah, the online magazine, has provided a simple and useful technique, the family chalkboard. The key is to allow the children to write down their own goals within their mourning routine. By handing over the power of the chalk, kids may enjoy creating their own schedule to kick off the season, one which could potentially stick. A little chalk dust is good for any kid.
Aside from the supply lists your school asks you to assemble, who says a parent doesn’t need a set of his or her own clever new pencils during the back to school season?
Since regular yellow Number 2’s are so yesterday, the New Black Pencil Set from Fred & Friends will keep you on the hipster edge. Write on. (more this month on freshening up office supplies!)
(Emmett heading off to 2nd grade!)
Now if we could only stop time for few moments.