A Feast of Easter

Easter is fast approaching and I seem to be doing the catch up thing. We have been so busy with our move that I haven’t seemed to be able to stay organised. Hopefully, these school holidays will allow for this. If you are after some last minute ideas, check out my Pinterest board for Easter. Just click on the picture below to find some great ideas.

 

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Positive Parenting

As a parent and an educator I am always looking for ways to help my kidlets in a positive way. The school I work at, and our kiddies attend, subscribe to Parenting Ideas and it is well worth it. We often include articles from this into the school newsletter, when needed. This week there were two that I thought were well worth sharing. Our students at school do not seem to have an understanding of the difference between bullying and teasing, or once of actions. There is a huge difference so we included this article. The articles are large in size as they are saved as pictures, not PDFs.

Friendship requires skills and the following article was one in a line of information snippets from our school Psychologist.

 

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Happy reading. I highly suggest looking into Parenting Ideas.

 

Paula🙂

Laundry Schedule

Do you wash once a week or a few times during the week. I have to wash through the week. Previously I had a great ironing lady but since the move, I need to go on a search again. I am not a fan of ironing and it piles up. We are still settling in to the new house and unpacking so the washing routine is still getting back on track. Below are two free downloads to spruce up you laundry. I printed them out and framed them. They then were hung in the laundry. Unfortunately they are still in a box so I have to wait to get them up.

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Morning Routines

As I get myself organised to keep on top of things, I also need to get the kidlets organised. School can be such a busy time and mornings can be particularly hectic. Having a routine that the kids can follow themselves can help a great deal. Last year each of our children had their own. They followed it and moved a chosen magnet down each step as it was completed. I think they have moved on from that so there will be just one this year. I will place it onto a clip board and hang this in a central location outside their bedrooms.

Below is the one I have created for you to download for free. It makes things so much smoother. There is another week before the kids start school so we will use this week to practice our Morning Routine. For all those who have just started the new school year, or are about to, good luck.

Morning Routine Snapshot

Cleaning Schedules

During the week I posted about Meal Planning. As it is the start of the year, I am revamping all my schedule sheets. The next on my list was my Cleaning Schedule. I feel better having one as I am not the type of person that can spend one solid block cleaning. Due to working part-time and running kidlets around, I need to spread the load as this keeps me semi – sane. I organise the cleaning on a weekly schedule, around all the activities. This does not include the laundry as this is a separate schedule. Did I say I like schedules. Click on the image below to take you to the free download.

Weekly Cleaning Snapshot

Back to School Checklist – Before School Starts (Freebie)

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Well are you ready? As mentioned previously, school goes back soon and time can creep up on you. I have created a very general Back to School Checklist for you to download and print off. This is one to use Before the School Year Starts. Once the kidlets start school there is another one that you will need to do to make sure all is organised. As I had one in Kindy when I previously posted this, I have left it in. Kindy will only follow some of the checklist. Let’s get started and be on top of it before the chaos begins.

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