Organizing Kids for School

We make a list of things that the kids will need through the school week and make a chart for each day of what they will need. The night before we make sure that they have their clothes and they get their lists and that they have everything on their list together before they go to bed.

For my 5 year old, we draw some pictures to go along with the words because she can't really read yet. All of the kids are getting more responsible even at their young ages. They liked the idea of being responsible for their things and being able to help out around the house.

This is an expected responsibility but once in awhile we reward them if they did an exceptionally good job. Each one of them has assigned chores to do during the week and we rely on them to help out and do their part. They like being included in sharing these responsibilities.