Back to School Printables

I can’t even believe we are getting close enough to going Back to School.  Summer just got started!  But alas, all good things come to an end…luckily we still have a few weeks…but I have several friends who start back to school in just two weeks!  Only one of my kids is looking forward to going back to school…and I am sure it’s because she is excited about being able to eat lunch at the school…finally!  haha!

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Our little group of bloggers, have teamed up once again this month to bring you some fun Back-to-School Printables.  I created a fun Back-to-School Countdown to help decorate your home or Back-to-School party to help get you and the kids thinking about school and schedules again.  We will be hanging this in the kitchen on our hutch in a couple of weeks and will use it at our annual Back-To-School dinner we like to have the week before school starts.

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I am obsessed with Library Card Catalogs and am hoping to be able to build a replica of one (cross your fingers for me) for a piece of furniture in my home, I saw some old Library Cards!  I thought they would be fun to use as a Back To School printable.  I used them in a Countdown Banner to get my kids excited (or prepared) for the new School Year to start.

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They would also make super cute bookmarks, or Back to School party invitations.  You could also print them out and write a little thank you note on them for your School Teachers.  Another idea I thought of would be to use them to drop a fun little note to your child in their school lunch boxes or back packs.  There really are a lot of fun ways to use these and they are pretty simple to make.

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I simply used this printable that I found from My Paper Pony and made my own Countdown Calendar with it.  Hers were perfect and JUST what I had had in mind.  Use hers if you would like a blank copy of it for a little note card!

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To make the little envelopes, I simply cut out some fun patterned scrapbook papers and wrapped them around the bottom of the cards.  I have a printable template for you to use as a pattern if you would like to recreate what I made exactly!  I simply cut them out and taped them together on the sides of the cards.

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I also have the printable Back to School Countdown Calendar for you to print out and use if you would like as well!  Then I simply hung them on a string and attached them with some large and small paper clips!  You could also use some small clothespins.  I opted for the paper clips to keep it on a back to school theme.

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Now we can look forward to our new school year with this fun and easy to make Back to School Countdown Calendar!  If you would like to make your Countdown longer, simply download the blank calendar and add some more days to it!

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To download the printables simply click on the following links:

Back to School Countdown 1-4

Back to School Countdown 5-8

Back to School Countdown 9-10

Library Card Envelope Pattern

Now, be sure to head on over to these other fantastic sites and see what other fun Back To School Printables they are sharing with you today! So many fun ideas!  I am headed over to grab a few for my family too!

When do your kids head back to school?

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1. Paging Supermom: Print and frame this Alphabet Art for your wall or to give to teacher.
2. Kiki & Company: Send this fun toy in their lunch, sure to spark some giggles with friends.
3. Eighteen25: Share this pep talk print with the kids before sending them off to school.
4. The Idea Room: Get the kids ready for Back-to-School with this fun Countdown Banner.
5. Simple As That: Inspire a young reader with this free set of printable bookmarks.
6. Whipperberry: Help everybody get in the school routine with this after-school checklist.
7. Thirty Handmade Days: Send your kids back to school with these lunch-box jokes.
8. The Crafting Chicks: Make a sweet gift for teacher with these fill-in notes.



12 Back-To-School Printables

You guys…it is time for our next Printable Club Blog Hop.  The months seems to be flying by and I can’t believe back-to-school is just a couple of weeks away for my kids.  I know may of you have kids who have already started school again for the new year.

It seems like back-to-school is a great time to get re-organized and back on schedule.    Today I am sharing some great links to some really fun Back-To-School Printables plus the printables that I created you…Idea Room Readers!

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Homework is always something that can be difficult to keep up with…especially if you have more than one child…or children who tend to not remember when they have homework…ahem!

I thought it would be good to come up with a Homework Notepad for each of my children to help them to stay on top of their school work this year.

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All they have to do is carry it with them in their folder or backpack.  When the teacher gives them an assignment, they can write down what is due and when.  Then you can check it each night to help them keep on top of their studies.

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I realize this system will work great for some kids and maybe not so great for others.  But none-the-less, it can be a great way to keep kids responsible and teach them how to follow through with their responsibilities.

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It was really easy to make into a tear off notepad.  I simply printed out several copies of the notepad and then cut it out with a large paper cutter at my local copy center.  Then I came home and held the top tightly together with some of my husbands wood clamps.  You can also use clothespins or the larger binder clips.

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Then I painted on some Tacky Craft Glue and let it dry.  I did a couple of coats.  When it is fully dry, the paper tears off just like a real notepad.  Pretty fun right?

I have a blank version and Subject version:

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To download the Back-To-School-Homework Notepads click here:

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Be sure to check out the other fun Back-To-School-Printables below.

August Banner {School}

#1 {The Dating Divas} – A Back To School themed dinner for setting goals with your spouse AND the kids!
#2 {Somewhat Simple} – Fun and quirky Back To School Tic Tac Labels: Arm your kids this school year with cootie antibiotics, brain cell boosters, and more!
#3 {Whipperberry} – A great gift for your teacher to start the year off right!
#4 {Crafting Chicks} – Teacher Emergency Kit to wish them a great year!
#5 {Tatertots & Jello} – Instagram-ready “hashtag” first day of school photo props.
#6 {L’il Luna} – An adorable Back to School Teacher Gift!
#7 {My Sister’s Suitcase} – Printable Keepsake to record first and liast days of school memories!
#8 {I Heart Nap Time} – A small gift for the first day of school.
#9 {The 36th Avenue} – A weekly chart to help keep your kids on track.
#10 {Paging Supermom} – Free Printable Lunchbox Jokes to brighten your kiddo’s school day.
#11 {The TomKat Studio} – A “Bright” Printable Gift Tag for Teachers!
#12 {The Idea Room} – DIY Back-to-School Homework “To-Do” Notepad

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Back To School Ideas-Clothing Organization

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We have been busy getting our house back in order after a crazy summer.  I needed to come up with some back to school ideas for organizing the kids and our new schedules.  I knew one area we needed to work on was our morning routine.  This year we decided to make a drawer for the younger kids to hold each of the school weeks outfits.  I know this is not a new concept, but we needed a better plan of action at our house this year.  Last year we tried hanging them in the closet…but that didn’t seem to work for us very long.  My kids seem to forget how to hang up their clothes for some reason.  Do your kids suffer from the same problem?  So this year I decided we need to have a spot in their dressers for their school week outfits. 

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My kids are really excited about this new method.  And I actually have hope that this one will stick.  We have been refilling the drawer when the kids put their laundry away for the week.  I have been helping them this first little while so that they can know what to do and what shirts and pants/shorts make a good combination.  This is really going to save me some headaches this year when dealing with a certain child’s dressing habits.  And hopefully it will save us some precious time in the early morning before school rush.   And in case you missed it, I also like to organize the kids home lunch routine that I shared last year.

What do you do at your house to beat the early morning chaos?

Establishing Back-to-School Routines

 

Hey guys…It’s Amy…still taking a little break and spending some time with my kids before school starts next week for us.  Becky from Clean Mama is back to share some great tips for getting back into a routine when the kids head back to school!  Thanks Becky!

Hi there Idea Room readers!  I’m Becky from the Clean Mama blog and I’m back today to share a little checklist with some ideas for a smooth transition from summer fun to back to school routines.  Even if your kids have already started back to school, the tips today are easy to implement any time.

 

I have five areas that I think will help organize your home, your child, and your school year.
1.  Set up a snack and lunch making center or spot in the kitchen-
       
*put lunch items in a container in the fridge and pantry
*make healthy snacks easily accessible to hungry kids – fruit, veggies, nuts, pretzels, cheese….
*put lunch making supplies (bags, lunch boxes, reusable containers) all in one place to alleviate searching
2.  Create an art work and school work collection spot – decide how you’ll save special artwork and schoolwork (binder with sleeves, boxes, scan to computer)
I’m using these boxes from The Container Store.
3.  Start or update a family binder or notebook-
*determine important sections: home-keeping, contacts, school info, contacts, bills, emergency info, etc.
(Shameless plug: my Etsy shop, Clean Mama Printables-is full of great documents to quickly create a Home-keeping binder – I even have a School Days Kit that’ll help get your year off to a great start)
4.  Create and/or Stock a Homework Station-
*stock up on supplies (now that everything is on sale)
*designate a quiet spot for homework – this can be as simple as the kitchen table and a basket with school supplies
This is a cute little station from The Container Store.
5.  Sort Through Clothes, Shoes, Outerwear-
*place outgrown clothing in boxes/bins
*donate clothing to friends, family, your favorite charity
*make a list of what your child/children need and watch for sales and coupons
Any ideas you’d like to share that help you get ready for the next school year?  We’d love to hear them in the comments section!
You can go here to grab a little School Days Checklist to make your transition a little easier this year!

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