Of course there is a high need for new pencils and markers in my house....
Instead of packing my teacher desk I am working on my grandson's backpack.
A fourth grader this year, and first time in public school.
Homeschooling got him his basics
and now for the icing on the cake!
Why would I bother with his backpack?
You never know when some things are going to be needed.
Kids just don't seem to grow up the same way as I did.
I rode my bike to school in elementary and most of the way through high school.
I also took the bus more then once (the school was five miles away).
So, here is the "emergency backpack" for the bottom of his locker.
Simple, small, will take little space.
Inside that will be two juice pouches (not boxes) two power bars, a hand flashlight
Last, but not least, a printed Google street map to show the way home.
Simple, ready to go if mom cannot meet him in time.
Everyone should always know how to get home and have a bit of a snack for the hike!
Back to school we go!