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Getting Back to School Ready

Class is back in session in the Chicago suburbs! Back to school season can be stressful, but these below tips and tricks can help keep you and your kids on track and focused as you take on the new school year.

  1. Clean the House

Start off the school year with a clean house. End of summer cleaning is just as important as spring cleaning. Giving your Overstreet house a deep clean and starting the new school year with a decluttered and organized living space helps to keep both you and the kids organized throughout the year.

  1. Make a Kid’s Homework Station

A designated place for your kids to study and do their homework helps with concentration and eliminates distractions. Get creative and follow some of these DIYS.

Don’t know where to house the homework station? We recommend the kitchen or the living room. Our Arlington floor plan is one level living at it’s best, the gourmet kitchen includes an island work area and separate breakfast area, perfect for a kid’s station. Our Bordeaux plan has the largest kitchen of any of our plans, making it the ideal place for kids to have some head down homework time while you make dinner!

  1. Create a Homework Checklist

A homework checklist helps kids stay on task and motivated to complete their assignments on time. Daily reviews of the checklist can be done together and displayed on the fridge for progress.

Students residing in our Hidden Creek community in Naperville will benefit from attending schools in Naperville’s highly regarded Indian Prairie School District 204 that is recognized for its high academic standards, excellent test scores and championship athletic teams.

  1. Review Packed Lunch Menus

Avoid shelling out lunch money every day and make lunches your kids WANT to eat.

Involve them in the lunch planning.  This way compromises can be made about what can and cannot go into the school lunch. Need some lunch packing inspiration? Check out these 52 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids.

  1. Schedule Playtime

It’s no secret that kids have A TON of energy. A great way to promote being active while still getting work done is to schedule playtime for after all homework has been completed. This is a great way to incentivize finishing homework assignments, promoting healthy exercise AND reducing pent up energy before bedtime.