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School will be starting before long. Whether you are sending the kids back to a school building, schooling online, or homeschooling, preparations need to begin. Each one of these types of schooling will bring a different set of guidelines.

Homeschooling

If you are homeschooling for the first time, it’s important to have everything ready. There are state guidelines, local papers to send, and curriculum to purchase. There will be a lot of planning and the mom must do all of this herself. The best place to start is to contact your state’s homeschool organization

They will have all the rules and regulations boiled down to an understandable amount of information and are willing and eager to help you get started. Most state homeschool organizations will have a guide on how to start and what you need to purchase.

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Public School or Private School

When children are enrolled in public or private school, each school will have requirements for their students. The schools will make contact and provide lists of resources needed. A list of school supplies will be needed based on what grade and class the student is in. School uniforms may be required, and will need to be purchased and ready to wear. Try to purchase enough so that the laundry doesn’t get out of hand.

There are bus schedules or car pick up and drop off rules. With the Covid-19 pandemic affecting schools in every way, it’s important to familiarize yourself with those rules and procedures. Children should be introduced in a gradual way to these new policies. Although moms and dads don’t want to create fear, it’s important to stress what will be different this year.

Online Schools

If your local schools are going to be online this fall, you have probably already experienced this type of school schedule. This time, you will know what to expect. That will make it easier to prepare ahead of time and have the things you need at home. Take time to set up your learning areas in the home and organize everything as much as you can.

Have a good home command center ready. Start working with your children to prepare them for the change from summer break to learning at home. Try to to get the entire family on board with working together as a unit will help with stress. Setting up a system of work and rewards is also a good way to make this system a positive experience.

The Back to School Buying Guide offers many great products that you may be needing to purchase this school year. I hope that you find some great deals on items that you and your family will need.

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Lisa Ehrman

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8 Comments

Tami Vollenweider · July 21, 2020 at 8:25 pm

It is so much for kids to have to take in with this virus going around. I really hope they can go back to school in a couple of weeks,and not be stressful! Try to get back to some kind of normal!!

    Lisa Ehrman · July 21, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    I hope and pray that everyone will also be safe 🙂

gloria patterson · July 23, 2020 at 4:05 pm

If they go back to school there is no normal. I watch a video last night on facebook that a teacher made. She had to go in and clean her school room out to create a different type of classroom. She showed a special fun filled room for kids to learn. At the end of the video I was in tears and so was she.

I don’t have any kids school age but a great nephew who is 14. I really don’t know if I would want my kids to sit in a class room all day long with a mask and not laughing or talking with my friends.

    Lisa Ehrman · July 23, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    I’m thankful that most children will have a choice of in school or at-home learning. My children were homeschooled, and it was a blessing in so many ways.

Shakeia Rieux · July 28, 2020 at 7:25 pm

This post has very helpful information! My sister will be homeschooling her kids, so I’ll make sure she reads this! Thank you!

    Lisa Ehrman · July 28, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing with her! If she needs any help, I’d love to be of help 🙂

Calvin · August 18, 2020 at 5:35 pm

I’m sure there are some changes to back to school shopping this year, good to have a guideline nonetheless!

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