Are you constantly leaving home without everything you need? Do you forget your lunch and your classroom keys on a regular basis? Don’t worry, you are not alone! In the rush to get out of the house in the morning, it’s easy to forget the essentials for the day. Try some of the quick tips below to help make life easier as you leave the house for school.
Remembering The Things You Need
The first step to being organized for the morning rush is to gather everything that you need for the day the night before. Place graded work, lesson plan books, the laptop and anything else that needs to go with you to school in a bag together. By doing the gathering the night before, you are less likely to forget things in the morning. Don’t forget to also gather any special items that you don’t normally bring every day.
Just as your students thrive on routine, so will you. Get in the habit of putting the things that you need right by the front door. Keep a pretty basket or bin at the entrance way where you can place your school items. Either take the entire basket with you every day or take just the bags. Some people prefer to take the entire basket or crate so that they can bring home extra things at the end of the day. For things like keys and ID badges, make a habit of putting them in the same place every day, as well. A special pocket in your purse or school bag is a great spot.
Make your lunch the night before and have it ready to go in the refrigerator the next day. Keep your insulated lunch bag in the fridge or on the counter with your crackers, granola bars, etc. The key to remembering your lunch is simply to get in the habit of bringing it. You can even leave yourself a note by the front door that says, “Got lunch?” as a reminder to bring it along.
The more you can accomplish the night before, the more likely you will be to remember everything in the morning. By taking the time to gather your items before bed, you’ll rest easier knowing that the morning will go smoothly. What are your tricks for remembering everything you need for school? Share with us below or on the forums!