Happy, Happy New Year! 2016 was a crazy year and ended on a very positive note. Cheers to 2017 and what this new year can bring.
Everyone hears the whole New Year, New Me saga, but it is a great time to start something new. I was terrible about blogging last year and I want to make it a point to blog and get my thoughts out there more often. My thoughts might be small and short at times, but it doesn't hurt to share. Sadly, before we know it we will be writing/reading end of school year posts and then Back to School posts. Time flies and we should document the great (and maybe not so great) times we have. I was writing over at the Kinder Tribe blog and I thought I'd share my ideas on organization to get the second half of the school year ready.
Now, I'm still on Christmas Break for another
A very simple organization tip that I do at the end of Christmas Break is get the new school supplies out of my tubs and ready for the kids to come back to. They do not get all new supplies, but they will get new crayons, glue sticks, and pencils/erasers. I KNOW I am not the only one whose kids end up with roughly 11 half-broken (possibly half-eaten) crayons by Christmas. I mean, half of my kids haven't seen their black crayon since about Halloween...possibly before then. During Back to School time, I purchased these crayon boxes at Walmart for $1.00 per box (link is not through Walmart).
These have been LIFE SAVING! They fit 24 crayons perfectly and they fit so well in my supply caddies for my table groups. I use the standard supply caddies from Really Good Stuff.
To make my life (and their life) a little easier, I realized the 2"x4" shipping labels fit PERFECTLY on the boxes.
Add some clipart and a few cute fonts and VOILA, they're ready to go. There's nothing quite like the smell and look of fresh out of the box Crayola Crayons.
What do you like to do to get organized?