How to Get Back to School Ready with a Month or More to go! 4 Ideas and a Free To-Do List
Am I ready to go back to school? NO! Am I thinking about going back to school? Yes, I begrudgingly admit that I am thinking about it! I still have a little more than a month left of summer vacation, but here is how I get back to school ready! Read on and don’t forget to pick up your freebie!
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Get Back to school ready: Start a Back to School List!
So, as an avid bullet journaler (I did a post about it HERE), I LOVE making lists! I make daily lists, monthly lists, and other lists! They really help me to focus on the task at hand! So, with a month and a few days to go, I start making my Back To School list. As you can see, it is still in its beginning phase. I actually start it right after school gets out when school is still on my mind.
Start putting things into my Back to School Wishlist!
All summer I have been on Social Media looking at all of the great classroom items, Teachers Pay Teachers Stuff, teacher books, children's books, Target dollar spot finds, etc....When I see something I like, I screenshot it with my phone and I put it in a TO BUY FOR SCHOOL folder in my gallery. Then, when I have time I go shopping! I start putting things in my wishlist both on TPT and Amazon. That way, I can go back at my leisure and decided what I really need want and what I am going to save for later to get back to school ready! Want to check out my wishlist? You can find it HERE! ( this is an affiliate link for Amazon. By purchasing an item on the Amazon site using these links, I will receive a small commission on your purchase (with no extra cost to you). You will find everything from children's books, to teacher supplies, to lunch stuff! Thanks for checking it out!
I make purchases I am SURE about.
So, when it comes to spending my own money on my classroom I want to be SURE that I want it or need it. Of course, once I make that decision, then I have to think about shipping time. With Amazon Prime, this isn’t really an issue, but with other places, stuff can take a while to get to me. So, if it is something that I know FOR SURE that I want, I start making purchases! This year I knew without a doubt that I want these things and the first 2 I want for Open House which is a few days before school starts. I am not an affiliate of Oriental Training Company, I just love their stuff!
Here is what I bought to be back to school ready!:
The Most Important way to Get Back to School Ready: Me Time!
With only a few weeks left until we go back to school I also use the time to do all that stuff that is difficult throughout the year. I do all of my annual doctors appointments (fun stuff), go to the dentist, and get my hair done! I also try to get together with friends for lunch (and maybe have a glass of wine). I certainly can’t do that much during the school year. I try to read one or two more “fun” books. I try to finish whatever Professional books that I am reading.
If you are ready to start thinking about Back To School, I have a fun little list freebie for you! It comes in both color and black and white for your printing needs. If you are like me, you will need to print 2 copies double sided for all of the things that need to get done! Good luck! Come back soon to see what else I am doing to Get Ready to Go Back to School! Click the pic below to get your to-do list freebie!
Not quite ready to think about it yet? I don’t blame you a bit! Enjoy your summer and pin this image for later so you can find your freebie when you are ready!
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