GETTING ORGANIZED FOR SCHOOL
I have to say, I’m totally impressed with Staples. I spent the better part of last night there with my son, and we have gotten everything on his list – and then some!
Not only do they have a great selection of supplies, but they have all of the other supplementary items we needed as well, including a combination lock for his locker and a stylish backpack.
While walking around the store, I also took some time scoping out supplies and décor for my home office. They have a large variety of styles and colours to compliment any home décor. I particularly love the Martha Stewart line of office supplies. The colours are soft and the design is eye catching.
We had already purchased a laptop for him last year at Staples but of course he wanted to play around with the new technology. The interface on Windows 10 is very user friendly and supportive of student needs; for example, creating a bibliography on Microsoft Word is a breeze. All information is pulled and formatted with a few clicks.
We took some time to look at new storage solutions as well. Organization does not come easily to him, so we needed something easy with compartments for his desk at home and for school. There were a lot of options available, with pricing that won’t break the bank.
I think we’ll be ready!
Helping your child get organized:
1) Establishing a routine from the first day of year is one of the most important things you can do for your child. If they know what is expected of them when they get home, it makes things easier for everyone.
2) Make sure your child can utilize his school supply storage containers easily, which is especially important for younger children. Frequent checks to ensure they have the supplies they need to be successful in the classroom is ideal.
3) A family calendar that everyone can access is important. If dad doesn’t know where to go on Tuesday nights, it can lead to mismanagement of everyone’s’ time. Make sure medical appointments are also added to the activities calendar.