You see clues sneaking in here and there–crayons $0.25, backpacks 30% off, jeans and polos galore. And you Know. Its that time of year again. Oh, what a bittersweet feeling. A last farewell to summer break paired with excitement and anticipation of a new school year.
So what should you be doing as we break into August? Here are a few ideas to start with…
Think about what you put on your supply list. Are there items you want students to have that may not be on the list? Do students in your district usually bring in the supplies you have requested? If there are items not on the list or if some students won’t bring supplies in then Now is the time to act!
Supplies are at their cheapest right now. But don’t feel like you have to purchase everything on your own. Many people love to help out adorable school children and kindhearted teachers. Ask around, is someone in your family willing to purchase a class set of folders? Would people from your church be willing to purchase the supply list for a few of your students? Don’t forget about the internet community. You can use social media to connect with more people or check out websites such as www.freecycle.org or www.donorschoose.org. If you put your needs out there, I think you will be surprised by how many people are willing to help.
After you have started here, go to the pool, check out a local winery, or go to the park with your kids. It still is summer after all and you should enjoy it!