Probably the biggest difference is the fact that Braeden will be wearing uniforms this year so we had to purchase those. Gone are the days where he had full reign of his closet every day when decided what to wear. The choice is now whittled down to khaki or navy shorts paired with a white, red, navy, or green polo shirt. Braeden has always been difficult to dress because he goes through, as I'm sure many kids do, phases. There was the time he would only wear sleeveless shirts, now we won't touch them. Then there was the time you couldn't force him into jeans without a meltdown, he loves jeans now. Currently we are smack in the middle of an athletic shorts phase. However, he seems super excited about wearing uniforms, as odd as that is, so we could be in for an easy transition.
Otherwise it was a fun, for me at least, day out shopping. Target, Academy, and JC Penney all played a valuable role in the day's festivities. Probably the best part was the fact that my wonderful and financially gifted wife did an awesome job planning and budgeting. We paid cash for everything and got great deals, spending a ridiculously low amount of money for the multiple bags of goodies! Dave would be so proud.
So, everything is now packaged, organized, labeled, and ready. Now I just have to impatiently wait the 2 1/2 weeks until school starts!
All is well, fully supplied and picture perfect, in Drosche Land.
We gave in and let the boys get new lunch kits. Of course they both picked the same one!
It's not a complete school supply list without crayons and markers!
A variety of glue products!
Fun, miscellaneous supplies and of course fresh pencils!
Organization and storage options!
Standard items with multiple classroom uses!
A new addition to Drosche Land school supply lists!
A label maker! No, this wasn't a school supply but is crucial for labeling supplies. I LOVE this and have one in my classroom also! One of the best inventions ever, I highly recommend you get one, now! You'll wonder what you did before it!
All ready to go! XL Ziploc bags make an awesome way to bring everything in. I can't take full credit, it was on the lists. But I will be adding it to my 1st Grade list next year (sadly I forgot to do it for this year!)