I receive coupons, deals, press releases, and more each day reminding me that summer is quickly coming to an end and it is time to prepare for the back-to-school season. In fact our Florida tax free weekend is this weekend. This happens to be the weekend I choose to stay out of the stores. I know you can save but I have no desire to fight the crowds of people to save a few pennies.
There are many things that you need to do to get ready for back-to-school for both you and the children.
Back to School Clothing
Now would be a good time to go through the clothing that you have to see what can still be warn and what you need to replace. My daughter has to wear uniforms (which consists of polo shirts and specific colored bottoms) so each year we replace her shirts. After a year of washing her shirts every week they become very dull, not to mention she is growing. After you have done inventory make a list of what you need.
Back to School Supplies
Start looking at circulars and emails for discounts on supplies so you can stock up when they are on sale. If you are brave and want to fight the crowds check to see if your state has a tax free weekend, you can check out this list:. If you are not sure what your children need stick to the basics paper, pencils, folders, etc.
Getting Back on Schedule
If you and the kids have been able to be a little lax with your sleeping schedule now is the time to start waking up a little earlier each day so the kids (and you) won’t be tired that first day of school.
These are just a few tips to start getting ready for back-to-school. Of course if there was any homework assignments over the summer like reading, packets, or computer work it might be a good time to see how much your child has finished. I know I have to stay on my son to get his reading done. It is amazing how times have changed, how technology has become such a big part of our child’s education.
Technology in School
My son has come home with assignments that include creating a site on Glogster, using a QR code, or photo-shopping a photo (I would have loved a photo-shop class in school). Now a days text books are left in class and you have the ability to request a home copy or agree to use the online version. With all the technology in use you have to ask yourself what should I have at home? How do I know what is the right technology for my child? Can I afford it?
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Each piece of technology has its uses, costs, and lifespan, before making a purchase I would write down what you want to use the item for, how long you would like it to last (considering new technology), and any expenses related to it. You don’t need to purchase the most expensive piece of technology if your needs do not require the most expensive piece of technology.
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