Social Fabric Theme of the Week: Back to School
Are you ready? Pencils sharpened? New clothes ironed? Bookbags packed? If you aren’t you had better get on it, because it’s back to school time! Whether your children have started school already, or they’re headed back in a week or two, these back to school tips from our Social Fabric community are sure to help you start the year off organized, in style, with a little money left in your pocket! From ways to encourage your kiddos to feel and do their best at school, to saving on school supplies (even for college students), take a look at some of the knowledge that our community members have to share:
In, “How to Save on Back to School Supplies“, Isra from The Frugalette shows us how to get everything we need for back to school without breaking the bank. One of her first tips? Shop when it’s on sale, not when you need it!
Things have certainly changed since I was in school. Now, instead of a bookbag full of notebooks, we are sending our children to school with laptops and USB drives! Laura from About A Mom reviewed a super cute USB drive that’s as unique as it is functional. Kecia from Southern Girl Ramblings previews lots of new back-to-school gadgets that are so fun that your young scholar will beg to do their homework! (Well…maybe!)
No way can we talk back to school without discussing fashion! Like lots of kids, one of Anna’s daughter’s favorite part of school is playing sports. In her post on Random Handprints, she shares some adorable clothing that will make sure your children look as good as their grades are going to be! If you have a little one headed to daycare or preschool, Liza shows styles that will help the wee ones look good, too, in her post on “From the Ville“.
Back to school isn’t just for the little ones, though! College students are headed back on campus to crack the books, too, and Ronique from Stagetecture has 10 Back to School Essentials for College Dorms. Because, everyone knows, the cuter your room, the harder you study!
More important than any supplies or clothes that we could purchase for our children, though, is making sure they have the parental support they need to be successful at school. In the post, “Preparing for School: A Parent’s Guide for a Successful Start to the School Year“, Trish from Mom on Time Out shares ways to make sure the entire family is ready for school with sound advice like visiting or revisiting the school grounds before school starts so that your child is familiarized, and setting up a study schedule and quiet area for your student to work in at home.
Do you feel a bit more prepared now for back to school after reading these great posts? What are your tips for getting ready for back to school? Leave us a comment, and a link to your blog if you have one!