I know it's only July, but it's time for my daughter and I to get her home school class room in shape for the fall. The first step in this process was setting up a safe play area for my active 1 year old son. We used some interlocking foam gym mats, and a super-playyard XT with extension kit. it's easy to sanitize and he's got more than enough space to play while his big sister learns. His happiness is essential for a productive learning environment. Next we have to clean out last years text books and teachers guides to make room for the new books. Mayzi is anxiously waiting for her second grade curriculum to arrive. The arrival of new books and learning materials is a very big deal for her! she loves the smell of new books! In the next few weeks we need to shop for school supplies, clean, unpack her new books, and make sure her computer is functioning properly. Preparing for the upcoming school year shouldn't be stressful for a family. Getting your students involved in the process and starting early will ensure that your family makes a seamless transition from summer break into the up-coming school year.