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Who doesn’t remember the feelings of excitement, anticipation, and perhaps fear that come with the end of summer vacations? Each year as summer draws to a close, teachers, parents, and students all around the country begin their back-to-school preparations. Check out this list of handy tips we selected to help make the transition from summer to back-to-school a bit easier.

Meal Planning

As the school year kicks off, it’s time to think about preparing nutritious meals for your kids in advance. And meal planning can be a great strategy to help you and your children enjoy home-cooked meals whether at home or at school. To make things easier for you, this useful printable meal chart is just what you need – and you can use the Mopria Print Service app to easily print directly from your Android phone to more than 120 million Mopria Certified printers. This meal agenda should help you feed your kids well before, during, and after school and inspire you to think outside of the (traditional) lunchbox.

Tip: You can involve your kids in the planning by asking what they want to eat for each meal and then helping them with ideas and direction, perhaps even introducing different colors based on the meal (let’s make eating broccoli more enjoyable!).

Planner Worksheet

Summer is not just about having fun, it’s also a good time to take a break from the hectic lives most of us have. For children, this can translate into learning about the past school year and pondering on what went well, and what they learned that can help in the new year. If you want to introduce the concept of organization to your children, this kid-friendly printable planner is what you’re looking for. It will make the organization seem fun so that your children look at the routines that come with school in a positive way.

Tip: Are your children tracking how much they read or do you want them to improve their reading? Most school-aged children are required to read each night and a fun way to track this and keep them incentivized is to use one of these printable reading charts – there’s one for each month and can make reading fun thanks to their unique stickers.

Family Calendar

Once school starts, your life tends to become crazier. Between doctors’ appointments, soccer practice, school conferences, field trips, and daily obligations like work, cleaning, and cooking, it’s very easy to forget where and when your family should be throughout the week. If you want to keep track of everyone’s commitments and activities, a printable family calendar can be the answer. After printing it, you can stick it on your fridge in the kitchen and everyone can add their schedules, appointments, and perhaps even a to-do list – so you can keep your family schedule straight as school kicks in.

After all this preparation, our handy tips, and a little help from the Mopria Print Service app, your kids will be in great shape. They’ll head off to school feeling excited and ready to get to work!

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