Its August, well the middle of August, to be exact. In less than four weeks Johannes will be starting kindergarten and it truly did sneak up on me. I am most certainly not prepared, both in respect to all the things he will need to head back into the classroom, or emotionally when I think that his Montessori days are past us and he is now transitioning to a real school….a BIG school.
Johannes will be going to a Catholic Elementary school and he has to wear a uniform. He’s outgrown every shoe, every white shirt, every pant and sweater from last year. He also needs a backpack, binders, pencils (not ones he knows how to actually use), shoes the complete works. We don’t want to take away any of the fun of summer but we also know we need to get ready for school in September, so we are hoping to break the tasks down into manageable short one-stop-shop trips and make it really fun for Johannes so he can feel excited for what’s to come.
This weekend we are tackling the search for shoes. He needs two pairs, indoor and outdoor. Black for indoor, and comfortable running shoes for outdoors. Our personal requirement is velcro since he hasn’t quite mastered the laces yet (if any of you have tips on how to teach a child to tie his or her shoes please tell me!).
We partnered with The Shoe Company during their BOGO event so we will be visiting one of their many locations on Sunday. The store has a great selection of both uniform shoes and athletic shoes so it will be a one-stop-shop for us, followed by a restaurant date. Fun side note, I’ll be taking Johannes to the same store and location my mom took me when I was headed to high school and needed black dress shoes! The Shoe Company is offering a Canada wide BOGO promotion – buy one get a second pair for 25% off – from today, August 13 to September 13 to get the kiddos back to school in style!
So to kickoff the event The Shoe Company and I are giving away a $250 to get your littles ready for school. The contest is open to Canadian residents only this time and runs from now until August 27th, when I will announce the winner on the blog. For complete Rules & Regulations please read this.
This post was created in partnership with The Shoe Company. As always thank you for supporting our sponsors who make this blog possible.