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Back to school ideas from The Clueless Chick. Back to school ideas from The Clueless Chick.
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August is just around the corner and many of you are getting ready to send your kids back to school which means shopping for school supplies, planning lunches and coordinating after school activities. But what about the fun stuff? Party planning expert Jennifer Durbin has some fun back to school ideas for you.

Back to School Clothes

The Perfect Fall Outfits: Are you looking for the perfect outfit for the first day of school? If you’re like me, you are always looking for a good bargain and something fun your kids will love. After all, a first day of school outfit isn’t quite as exciting if two other kids in class are wearing the same shirt! My favorite new find is Naartjie Kids, a brand which originated in South Africa and can now be found locally at The Streets at Southpoint, but what’s even better is that you can also order everything online and have it shipped to you for just $7. TIP: Since we won’t have a tax-free weekend this back to school season, finding a good deal is even more important!

An Apple a Day and Other Fun Teacher Gifts

Welcoming Your Teacher Back to School: The first day of school is also the perfect time to give your teacher a little gift to kick off the school year in style. Whether you surprise her with some extra markers and crayons for the classroom, a school water bottle, or a teacher inspired gift basket, she’s sure to be thrilled that you thought of her. TIP: If you don’t know what to get your teacher, you can’t go wrong with a grocery or craft store gift card.

Making Learning Even More Fun

Are You Ready for School? As parents we always want to make sure our kids learn everything they can in school so that they are ready to move up to the next grade and ever since I can remember, Lakeshore Learning has been making learning fun. You can now pick up a fun new Are You Ready? game to play with your kids throughout the year to assess their progress and you can even download free printable activities online. Just for back to school, they are offering a $10 OFF coupon online for Are You Ready? this week!

For all of Jennifer’s tips pick up your own copy of her Tips for the Clueless Chick books and follow the Clueless Chick on Facebook and Twitter. Tune in to #TipsonTues next week to celebrate S’mores Day!

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