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Twas The Night Before School – Tips to Get the School Day Started on the Right Foot #greatstarts

As a busy mom I learned very quickly once my son started Kindergarten that I had to prepare for school the night before. I can’t imagine how we could survive our mornings (and as a result, our days) if we weren’t prepared the nights before.

While I was thinking about the things we do in our home to get ready each day for school, the poem, Twas The Night Before Christmas, kept running through my head. And because I make up poems and song lyrics in my head all the time, I had to change it just a bit. Here’s my version…

Twas The Night Before School

Twas the night before school, when all through the house,
Mom was scurrying about like a mouse.
With cereal, bowls, and spoons laid out with great care,
In hopes that breakfast the next morning would leave time to spare…

Before my son could get snug in his bed,
With visions of lunchtime and recess in his head,
Mom helped him lay out his clothes,
Thank goodness he’s a boy and we can forget the bows.

Then out of the blue there was such a fuss,
You must do your homework to be a genius,
So make sure all homework is complete,
Or your teacher may make you obsolete.

I could go on, but you get the gist. One thing is for sure, getting prepared the night before helps us get our day started off on the right foot.

Here’s my night before school checklist…

By doing the seven things listed above, we get our days off to a great start!

What do you do to get school days started off on the right foot?

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