3 Tips to Organize your Back-to-School Mornings

 

Cherie from https://www.simplycherie.com/ does a great job with her tips and advice for parents.

If you are in need of some stress relief from dealing with the youngsters for the summer and cannot wait to see them get on that big yellow bus – please reach out to me here  down arrow 2

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Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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3 Easy Steps to Design a Homework Area

 

 

 

number 1When I was teaching  in preschool, during the summer months we were in our classroom setting up learning stations for the various ages of the students – for some it was their first time away from the Family Unit and others it was their third year in the classroom. Just like a preschool teacher, you will need to set up a homework area that is adaptable for everyone.

 

number 2 Make sure the area has everything the little professors will need to complete their homework and school assignments. Make sure the sharp supplies are up and out of the way of the younger learners. All you need is a table – like the dining room table, enough elbow room for everyone. A bookcase or buffet that holds the school and office supplies. Or a near by closet or pantry that is only being used to warehouse unwanted kitchen purchases. Put the supplies for little learners on the low shelves with picture labels so they can be independent in getting what they need and clean up after themselves.

 

number 3 The final and most important step is when an area is located, the redesign is completed – you must come up with the Homework Area Rules. For example, if the older children listen to music while studying – have them wear their ear buds to not disturb others. If the younger ones are listening to music in the background, play it softly. Place a mark on the volume dial to indicate the music volume cannot go higher than the black mark or write the number of volume level the music needs to stay at while studying. Example of some rules: Be Respectful, Be Helpful, Be Kind and lastly, Clean up for the next person. As a family unit come up with your own rules and have everyone sign off on them, this way when the arguing, crying and screaming starts . . . and it will ~ just point to the rules!

Please comment below if you have your own corner of the home or space as your “Homework Area” Please share with pics – I love looking at others’ designs. If there is anything I can help you with – check out my services. social media buttons 2

 

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

 

Book Writing Blogs

word counter

https://wordcounter.net/

 

I found this blog to be helpful, when it comes to how many words to write each day – you can type right inside the text box, it has a whole lot of tools to use – it counts your words, better word choices, helps to improve your writing style.

tara lazar

https://taralazar.com/

If you are thinking of writing a children’s book, this blog is for you – or are you a Teacher? some awesome FREE TEACHER’S GUIDES. You will find a whole lot of resources of this writer blog.

the writing practice

http://thewritepractice.com/

Great writing practices, writing prompts, writing a book in 100 days and many more resources on this site.

the creative pen

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/

Another kick-ass writers blog for resources, practices and great articles.

the writers life

http://www.writerslife.org/

I left the best for last … Whoa, this blog is filled with some of the best articles on writing I have seen since I started this author journey several weeks ago!

I hope you find something to inspire you to unleash your inner writer!

Peace & Harmony, Cheryl