Jennifer Wolfe/Wednesday Journal
Back-to-school is as real a season as May sweeps and holiday shopping, which is to say it’s not officially on the calendar, but you can feel it in the air. In this case, a heavy mix of excitement, panic and the smell of glue.
Don’t worry, we’ve done this a few times before. Actually, this is our 25th back-to-school season, and this year, we’re bringing you some great new stuff, some even greater old stuff and some personal stuff. Check out our stories, add your own, and brace yourself: School’s in session.
Our August issue includes more than 30 pages of back-to-school stories, tips and things you should know, including:
- the hidden danger in your medicine cabinet
- a makeover for your morning routine
- how to raise a social butterfly – starting on the first day of school.
- The 29 things great teachers do – and, presumably, bad ones don’t
Our staff remembers
Read stories from our staff members about their back-to-school memories.
Ace the school supplies shopping trip
They’re not just school supplies. It’s the blank notebook paper onto which your little scholar will project his hopes and dreams, the pencils sharpened along with his multiplication skills, the corrective tape that will teach him it’s never too late to start over. So before you steer that jumbo cart down the school-supply aisle, check out:
- how to buy an entire year’s worth of school supplies for under
- the dos and don’ts of school-supply shopping
Back-to-school through the ages
We took a trip down memory lane (i.e. the bound back issues of Chicago Parent that line our hallway shelves). Remember the plaid fad? Bomber jackets? We do, and we have the pages to prove it.