Learn five ways to prep your home for school!
Prep your home for school with these five tips. Whether you are homeschooling, remote learning, or sending your kids to school, we all need to prep our homes. These tips will help you get ready for the school year ahead!
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5 Ways to Prep Your Home for School
This year, I will be homeschooling two kids and have one child attending middle school in person. The plan is for all of us to get dressed. I have found it to be helpful to wake up and get ready for the day, even when we are at home.
Take some time to go through your kids’ clothes and sort out what does not fit anymore. Make a list of essentials needed. Depending on your weather, you may need to purchase some fall clothes.
Once you have the clothes you need, get the clothes organized! I have used hanging shelves in the boys’ room before and love using little bins to hold clothes as well.
No matter what kind of schooling you are doing, it will be helpful to have a system in place for your papers. Here are some of our favorite methods:
Create a Command Center- (Sharing tips for this tomorrow)
Create School Memories Binders- The kids love having the binders full of memories of items they created.
School Supplies Organization
Depending on the type of schooling you are doing, you will need to figure out the organization for school supplies.
Create a Homework Station- We liked to have a caddy that had the essentials for any homework needs.
Make a school space at home- I absolutely love what Sumer did with her space for learning at home!
Use a cart- We loved using our cart for remote learning and plan to use it this year for homeschool. With a small house, we have to be creative, and this is the perfect way to have the school items together!
Determine what your daily rhythms will be. I plan to put these in our command center as a reminder for us. During remote learning, I learned that it was helpful for me to wake up, get ready for the day, and have a quiet time before we got started with things.
Take time now to figure out what will be essential for you and your kids to do each day before school and then after school.
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Set a Theme for the Year
This is going to be a different year for school. With the changes, it can feel stressful and overwhelming. Towards the end of last year, we started having a statement we said each morning on our way to school. I plan to continue it this year with my oldest at school and the other two learning at home.
This is our theme and our focus. Take some time to think about what your theme will be.
These are five simple ways to prep your home for school! Even with things looking differently, we can still have a great school year!
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