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Even though it feels like Summer just started, I’m already in Back to School mode. It really sneaks up on you. I try to get ahead of myself and shop early for new wardrobes, shoes, and of course school supplies. I also start building up our Box Tops for Education collection, so we can bring them in when school starts again. We have been at the same school since my oldest was in Kindergarten, and I love how hard the PTA works to fund music and art programs that our kids wouldn’t have otherwise. I do everything I can to support them, and collecting Box Tops is one of the easiest ways to do it.
A new year of school brings on a lot of stress for me because my oldest has a lot of developmental issues, and although he functions well enough to be in a regular classroom, he can sometimes be difficult for a teacher with 30+ other kids to handle. After having a bad experience with one teacher, every year now I spend the first few weeks of school trying to get to know his new teacher, and helping the teacher get to know us, and making sure to be available for any issues that may arise before the first round of parent-teacher conferences. This year I’m going to be more proactive with a “Getting to Know Me” Back to School gift for the teacher.