Back to School 101 – ALREADY? EEK! I guess so. My nephsons in Nashville start back to school August 1. Thankfully our kids don’t start until the end of August, so we have a wee bit more time to sleep in and enjoy the lazy days of summer.
Even though we have a month left until school start, I guess I should be getting back into the swing of things, you know like showering our kids regularly and making sure they have school clothes.
My friends at Plum District recently did a survey on moms and back to school. Here is what they found:
Moms Report – Back to School 101 Infographic
Are moms excited about their kids going back to school?
YES! 39% are excited 26% are relieved – I guess I fall into the 8% sad.
Do you plan to tuck a huggen note inot your kids’ bags or lunch?
57% say yes. Yes, I’m one of THOSE moms. And confession: I’m guilty of pre-printing notes ahead of time. My daughter reminds me when I don’t include a lunch note. “Mom, did you forget something.”
What first day of school tradition will you do this year?
64% front door photo shoot (that’s us)
35% sweet treat for lunch
33% walk to classroom
16% walk to bus stop
Who is most likely to cry on the first day of school?
54% say mom
TRUE OR FALSE: Summer is so exhausting that I’m secretly celebrating back-to-school when I’m able to get more rest:
70% FALSE – Summer is my favorite.
What is the BEST part of your day when your kid(s) are back in school?
37% dinner time
5% after school
How will your kids get lunch on most days?
70% from home
20% school cafeteria
2% off campus
What kind of help would you wish for the most when the kids are back in school?
Thanks Plum District! Interesting to see how other moms view back to school.
Back to School Resources:
- 5 Ways to Pray As Your Child Goes Back to School
- 10 Tips for Going Back to School