Where does time go! I swear, summertime disappears on purpose… and before we know it, it’s that time of year again! Get the backpacks out, go school supply shopping, start organizing, and return to the old rhythm. Whether your child is entering a new school or returning back to the same one, we have tips to help make the back to school transition easier!
Provide a specific homework spot at home! Making a homework station will keep students motivated to study and to complete their work efficiently! Give them a place with minimal distractions. No TV, no tablets, no toys, etc. Put a large or oversized calendar as the focal point of a wall that way due dates and schedules are super visible! Purchase organizational tools such as a day planner, sticky notes, etc. Emphasize organization when it comes to homework time!
You may also want to set a specific homework time as well.
It should be ergonomic and comfortable!
Very important to make sure your lower back feels supported and the height is adjustable.
Jazz it up! Nobody wants to work in a dull place! Study in style!
Kids are hungry when they come home from school. Instead of potato chips, Cheez-its, or cookies, try these healthy alternatives for their after school snacks. These will provide energy and the right nutrition to your children, help them study and hold them over until dinner is ready!
- Mix peanut butter, maple syrup and 1/3 cup water in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until peanut butter is melted and ingredients are combined.
- In a large bowl, mix together oats, sunflower seeds and quinoa. Stir in peanut butter mixture until well combined.
- Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper wrappers. Scoop 2 tbsp of the peanut butter and oats mixture into each wrapper, pressing down well with a spatula. Spread 2 tsp of the preserves over peanut butter and oats mixture in each cup. Add 2 more tbsp peanut butter and oats mixture to cover preserves, pressing down well with a spatula.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, until bites begin to brown. Cool in muffin tins 10 minutes; remove from tins to a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Store in an airtight container.
- Mix cream cheese and chutney in a food processor until smooth. Add pepper to taste.
- Spread a thin layer of cream cheese to the edge of each tortilla. Top each with 2 lettuce leaves. Divide sliced turkey among the tortillas; layer each tortilla equally with cucumber and tomato.
- Tightly roll up; wrap in damp paper towels and refrigerate several hours. To serve, cut each roll-up into 5 pieces.
Snack in a Jar!
Class Schedule on Your Phone Screen
The first day of junior high or high school can be an exciting but very nerve-racking experience. There’s more than just classes to prepare for and, for those who are going to a new school, a whole new campus to memorize! To help minimize stress, have your child take a picture of his or her class schedule and make it their screen saver or lock screen! Students nowadays are always on their phones, so it makes it easier to access.