As much as we have enjoyed our summer days, there is something almost refreshing about the “Back to School” signs popping up everywhere. There is excitement in new school supplies, blank notebooks waiting to be filled with fabulous things, and art supplies that will soon be new and marvelous creations.
When school starts, there is also general expectation of chaos as we try to find our “normal routine” for this season and semester of life.
For all of the new things you need to pack and remember in a short amount of time in the haze of earlier-than-summer mornings, I have created a free printable school checklist for you that will help you streamline your mornings.
In our own family we have found that when we think about, plan, and lay out the necessary items for the next morning, it makes the whole day start of smoother and happier.
A Night Before School Checklist:
In this free printable, I’ve listed things like clothing, shoes and socks, and bookbags that you would expect on a school packing list, but I’ve also left some blanks for you to customize the list to your students and/or family.
Perhaps there are meds to take or chores to do before school. Those can also be added in.
Print this form for your refrigerator, the back of your student’s bedroom door or the back of your front door. Laminate it to check things off with a wet-erase marker each night, or print a new one each week and check off the items with pen, pencil or stickers. Items should be be laid out each night for the next day’s classes/activities, to streamline your morning routine.
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