18 August 2010

Get Ready for School

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It’s that time of year again: back to school. And we’re getting back to our usual routines and trying to stay organized with all the homework that will be coming home. Marie Ricks blogs at ‘House of Order,’ and wrote her article “Getting the Homework Done.” We all get worried about homework, is there enough time, do we have room for the kids to spread papers, snacks? Marie, as always, gives us the perfect way to get organized with our children’s homework. Marie Ricks is a nationally recognized author, TV/radio guest, and motivational speaker. Marie teaches organization principles in personal, professional, and community settings.

Joy, from ‘Just Organize Yourself,’ on her article “The Paper Chase,” says it right: “Back-to-School also means back-to-chasing-papers!” And isn’t she right? There’s so much paper work the kids bring home, it’s unreal. My daughter is in a bilingual immersion program, and her homework is double the amount, because both teachers, the one for English and the second language one, send the same quantity as a single teacher.

According to Wikipedia: “Bento (弁当 bentō?) is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container." Having said that, let me share this article “Lunch Box Ideas: Bentos for Kids.” I found it at ‘American Homemaker,’ and it’s really cool and fun. Just look at the pictures that blogger Angie took, and enjoy her kids' creations. Great job!

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