We are a little over two months into preschool for both boys and it is going SO well for both of them. Drop off is very smooth, as long as someone isn’t crying in Luke’s class–that always triggers him to cry as well, and they come home happy and tired.
Both of their teachers have perfect personalities for my boys. David’s teacher is warm, has a quiet voice, but is very clearly in charge and has structure to their day. Luke’s teacher is a bit more expressive and is equally warm and kind. I’m so glad they have these teachers this year.
For the first time, both boys are eating lunch at school this year. It extends their school day by 1 hour, and most of the other kids in their classes do the same thing.
I bought these lunch boxes online when I saw they are on sale, but unfortunately they are already getting difficult to close! I may need to invest in another kind that’ll last longer. I’m not afraid to pay up for a high quality, easy to clean lunchbox since we’ll use it for several years (at least that would be the goal!). Emily Ley recommended these on her instastories a few weeks ago, so maybe these are up next in the queue.
The boys also have to take a snack with them every day to have mid-morning. I was writing their names on ziplock bags until I realized it was a better idea to invest in a washable, reusable kind. I found these on amazon and ordered them immediately. Grove Collaborative also makes reusable bags too!
The last thing I want to mention that has made getting out the door quickly SO EASY for us is storing the kids’ socks downstairs. I actually heard this idea on YHLHAP podcast when they were sharing a few unusual things about their home in a lighthearted segment, and they shared that they keep their kids socks downstairs instead of in their bedroom. They never wear shoes inside, and neither do we, and the kids generally prefer to stay barefoot until the moment we head out the door. So keeping the socks WITH the shoes has made getting them ready to head outside so simple.
I’m curious how many of you also do this? We literally just pile a huge mound of socks that can fit both boys into a basket where the shoes are stored, so no more running upstairs to get a pair of socks.
So those were just a few things that are working, and some changes that probably will happen soon (i.e. the lunch boxes) now that we are deep into this first half of preschool. If you have preschoolers, I’d love it if you could share what is working for you regarding the kids being in school!