This past week has been a mad flurry of activity getting ready for the new school year. We sort-of-kind-of follow the traditional school calendar, so tomorrow marks the beginning of the new school year for us.
Here are my three favourite school things this year :
3) Unreasonably Decluttered School Room
You know it, and I know it - this room will never look like this again. In fact, it doesn't even look like it right now. But I love getting the possibilities this picture holds right now. It speaks to the optimist in me.
That's right, my school room talks to me.
I'm just willing to own up to my weirdness now - it's the freedom that being 34 and 3/4 brings.
2) Organization That Compensates For My Weaknesses
I love these spice racks from Ikea - they are inexpensive, ergo, I have bought MANY of them over the past year and used them for everything but a spice rack! They work perfectly inside these cabinet doors, and they hold a multitude of sins - or in this case, stationery. We're trying a single station stationery concept this year, rather than pencil cases. I love, love, love these glass canisters.
I hope it works out. Really, I'll be okay if it doesn't - because at least the containers will still look nice with mess all around them.
I am a visual learner. I am also very forgetful. I also like things to look nice. Here's hoping these kill three birds with one stone. They are meant to hold the kids weekly assignments, and any booklets, or other things that need regular updating.
I don't know if it's a runner-up, or really the grand prize winner, but this year I bought a laminating machine. Let's just say no piece of paper is safe!
We're looking forward to the school year, although there are still lots of events from this summer I hope I get to writing about before the sunshine is but a distant memory.
Here's to new beginnings - may yours be fantastic too!