Feel like you’re in a race against time? The final months of the school year can seem like an endless marathon of events and obligations.
Two important goals should be to:
2. Finish it well!
As we said in part one, Preparing For The Rest Of The School Year , get out your personal planner, family calendar and the school calendar. I am adding one more thing. Bring out your children’s book bags, as well. There may be nuggets of valuable information stuffed inside.
Start with the school calendar. What are the important dates on that calendar that you have to plan for?
Teacher Appreciation Day/Week
Now, do not panic. Take a nice deep breath. Now, look at the calendar. Is there anything you need to do for each event, besides just showing up? Clothing that needs to be ready? Gifts to buy? Refreshments to be made? Invitations to send? Pieces of a future Science Fair project to be located or bought?
Think ahead. This is where a checklist comes in handy. In addition to your grocery list, a checklist is essential in keeping you on track with the finer details. As you make your list, questions may arise. If you can’t find the answers that you need, now’s the time to make that phone call or send a friendly note to find out.
When it comes to making food for an event, mark your calendar when to buy the ingredients and when the food should be made. Some recipes must be made a day or two in advance. Plan for it.
The most important thing to remember is that you are taking part in making memories for yourself and others as you travel through this event-laden season. Perfection is not possible, so don’t even try. Do your best and enjoy it all as you go along!
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