I was a nervous wreck yesterday and I’m still a nervous wreck today but I’m doing a lot better. The newest kindergartener in the household is as cool as a cucumber. When I asked her what she thought of her first day of school, she reminded me that red is spelled R-E-D and when she told her teacher, Mrs. G about that, her teacher said, “Very Good!” When I asked what else she did yesterday she told me that she ate a cheese pizza, drew a picture of space and read a Mickey Mouse book.
The Kindergarten Commandments
I wrote the kindergarten commandments yesterday to remind myself that I need to relax. It seems the message of “relaxing” is resonating throughout the day today because I’m constantly reminded of the message. Today I dropped off the little one in the front and left her on her own devices. This is not something I would normally do. Most parents I know are still walking their third graders to class. However, I gave her a dollar for her breakfast and envelope of money for the school lunch account, drove up to the front and set her off. I did tell the principal, “She’s a kindergartener (she’s tall for her age so nobody thinks she’s a kindergartener) and that she’s headed to the cafeteria for breakfast.” Then I closed the car door, waved goodbye, crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. She walked off and didn’t seem to concerned. I’m going to assume everything is ok. If I didn’t get a call from the school, things must be fine. Like I said, I wouldn’t normally do this but my nephew attended the school last year and was on their student “safety patrol.” He said the safety patrol take the kindergarteners to either the cafeteria or the gym in the morning to wait for the classrooms to open. Then once homeroom is about to begin they gather all t he kindergarteners up and march them to class.
Being prepared with your school supplies
I, like most moms probably have multiple back up plans in case of any scenario. I like being prepared and having my daughter be in a routine when we come home from school and when we get ready in the morning. I read all the communications, letters and emails that get sent home so that I can be on top of things. My daughter and I attended “Meet the Teacher” Night where we dropped off our school supplies, all ready, labeled with Mabel’s Labels and packaged for school. What I love about this school is that you can drop off your school supplies early. From there, the teachers and volunteers take the supplies from the kindergarteners and have them all stored at their assigned desks and lockers in the classroom. My daughter was so proud of her school supplies and the fact that I basically labeled every item with Mabel’s Labels.
Mabel’s Labels made our school supplies pretty and functional
I was very pleased to be given the opportunity to use Mabel’s Labels for my daughter’s Back School supply labels. I received their back to school combo which consisted of durable and waterproof labels. These are available only until September 28, 2012. You can get one of 4 limited edition Solid colour palettes or 40+ Colourful designs, plus 3 exclusive Ultimate Back-to-School Combo motifs.
- Skinny-Minis™ are dishwasher and microwave safe
- Tag Mates™ are washer and dryer safe
- Shoe Labels and Teeny Tags™ are waterproof and UV resistant
- Satisfaction guaranteed
- 40 Skinny-Minis™
- 50 Tag Mates™
- 16 Shoe Labels
- 2 Teeny Tags™
- Skinny-Minis™: 38mm x 8mm (1-1/2″ x 5/16″)
- Tag Mates™ 21mm x 10mm (13/16″ x 3/8″)
- Shoe Labels: 33mm (1.3″)
- Teeny Tags™: 30mm x 20mm (1-1/4″ x 3/4″)
This complete combo set is $42.00. I received one that was purple and green along with some great sample labels. They were a hit with the volunteers because they were so cute and they were a hit with my daughter. It made labeling each and every pen, pencil and crayon that much easier. In fact, my daughter helped label her own supplies. It made it easier to explain that these were hers and what she’d be using them for in kindergarten. With the variety of styles and uses I would highly recommend this product if you can afford it. Other companies have sold sets like these for over $50.00. To order your own set of personalized labels in the US, please visit their website at: mabelslabels.com. If you are in Canada you can order them from Walmart Canada as well as on the site. With so many different kinds of labels, you can order for camps, sports and for baby.
My Rank: 4 out of 5 stars. I knocked off a star for the price but if you can afford it, I feel that the little extra this provides is worth the price for moms and families on being prepared for back to school. It’s better to put in the investment since labeled items are less likely to disappear.
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Disclaimer: Mabel’s Labels provided a complimentary set of personalized labels to use for this post. All opinions presented are 100% my own.