I love seeing all of the kid’s back to school pictures all over social media. Everyone is so bight-eyed and excited rocking their new school clothes. Cami started Pre-K two weeks ago and just like all the other parents, I was trying to get her to stand still for one good picture to post with anticipation of doing a side-by-side at the end of the year. These first two weeks have allowed us to fully get out of the summer haze and into a good school routine. With Kindergarten on the horizon I am making sure that we start getting in a rhythm now to create good habits for a successful year. Here are 3 ways we are making sure Cami starts off strong for the new school year that have helped her first few weeks go smoothly.
1. Start Their Morning Off Right
Cami’s school serves hot breakfast every morning around 8AM which I am very appreciative of (and will miss after this year is over). As many of you know, with kids, they are constantly hungry or constantly wanting snacks (what’s up with that?!) Cami typically wakes up around 6AM wanting something to eat as a “pre-meal” before her school breakfast. With this in mind I made a beginning of the year Walmart run and loaded up on “pre-meal” snacks to tie baby-girl over until her actual breakfast.
Once Cami gets dressed in her school uniform she can head to the morning snack basket and grab her new favorite unicorn toaster pastries, a piece of fruit, or a peanut butter to-go pack (to dip apple slices in) and some chocolate milk. As she leaves out the door I give her a kiss and a kids multi-vitamin and it’s off to the races!
2. If They Look Good, They Feel Good
This was Cami’s favorite thing about going to school! Matching what bow is going to go with what jumper and picking out the perfect backpack. To be honest, this was my favorite part about going to school too! I knew that if I got her clothes that made her feel good, it would also make her feel confident as she starts a new year with a new teacher and new classmates. At Cami’s pre-school they have to wear uniforms but that didn’t stop us from making sure her style comes through! We got her a few new jumpers and solid polo-style shirts in her school colors and added a little personality with tennis shoes in a funky color. We also got her a few special items that would go nicely with her school colors and let her express her individuality. Walmart.com was our go-to place for everything we needed for Cami’s school uniform at an affordable price.
3. Send Them Equipped To Learn
Cami’s class did not have a school supply list but it was easy to ask the teacher what they could use more of for the year. Construction paper, crayons, kid scissors, and hand sanitizer were at the top of the teacher’s list and so we made sure Cami brought them on day 1. I have planned (literally in my panner) to check-in with the teacher every 3 months to see if they are low on any supplies. Since this is Cami’s last year before she goes to elementary, I want to make sure that I get every cut-out hand print and crayon drawing of our family as possible! Week two and I have not been disappointed in the slightest.
I look forward to keeping the momentum going but most importantly, I want to assist in keeping up Cami’s excitement for learning. Walmart.com has made this easy to do as a parent by being my go-to place for easy snacks (before and after school), offering affordable back to school clothes, and easy to navigate school supply shopping (listed by grade!).
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