2. And then I had a surprise after school treat ready when they got home that also kept with the "super star student" theme.
3. Something else that really, really helps us stay organized during the school year, are these wall baskets from World Market. These have been a lifesaver. It keeps all the kids' homework binders, library books and any important papers safe that I need to sort through. My counter space stays clean and we aren't spending time looking for homework and library books. Each kiddo has a designated basket and they can easily get to their school work out themselves. You can go here to read more about this project.
4. Our organized art closet has really made school projects a lot easier. I had my husband make shelves in one of our coat closets downstairs and then headed to the dollar store for all the turquoise bins and baskets to organize all their colors, pencils, markers, paints, glues, scissors, paper, etc. etc. They can easily get to their supplies and most the bins have handles, which make it really easy to grab the whole thing and bring it to the table and get to work!
What about you? Do you have any fun back to school ideas or tips that helps keep everything running smoothly? Hope some of these ideas that helped us, work for you too!