If you don’t have children with whom you get to celebrate this time of year as back to school, you can always log onto Facebook and see all the back to pictures. If the kids are younger than ten there’s usually a smile on their face. Ten to seventeen or so, there are no smiles, but if you if there are any seniors in those pictures they will be smiling again. It’s nice to think that children at least begin and end their education smiling.
My kindergartener loves school. On the first Friday afternoon she told me that she wished she could come back on Saturday. “Me too dear” I said as we walked to our car. It’s her first week of school in a new building and we have new routines. Most of the time I’m responsible for her and these novel aspects will become commonplace but sometimes her mother or grandmother will be responsible. I decided to make them a note.
My note includes:
- School address and details about where in the school to go (main lobby)
- School phone number
- Colored names of important people. I’ve found that names are something I’m almost always trying to find in notes and coloring them makes them stand out
- The time of day when things happen
- Details about what to do exactly
Your could include:
- Details about medications your child needs or might need
- How much lunch money they need or what other days they need to take things
- Where the bus picks them up or drops them off each day
- Who their friends' parents are and how to contact them
This is a generic version of my own note which I added a link to the school calendar. We might not need this note, after a few days kids are good about knowing what to do, just watch them use an iPad. But my Evernote account isn’t full of things I think I’ll need someday, it’s full of everything. I save all my digital receipts even though I’ve only ever needed one.
If you have any other note additions, please share them in the comments. Happy back to school everyone.