This is the third time “Back to School” has been a Highlights topic. I can’t help it…it’s the teacher in me. I love the beginning of September—back to school shopping, setting up my classroom, filling out my plan book. I hope going back to school never loses its excitement for me. Of course, going back means returning to the early morning breakfast, 30 minute lunch, after school snack routine, which takes just a little more planning than the random cooking and eating I do during the summer.
Several “lunch box” recipe collections appeared in my Reader recently, including 20 recipes from The Kitchn, 10 sandwich recipes from Weelicious and 40 vegetarian lunchbox ideas from Peas and Thank You. My plans for the next couple days include reading all those lists and making a list of lunch ideas for myself and Brian. Teachers have to eat too!
While I disagree with title “10 Must-Have Apps for Successful High School Students” (I’m pretty sure one can be successful without apps), this Mashable post has some really good looking educational apps. Now if only we could get everyone access to iPads…
mental_floss has a list of 12 college courses your school probably didn’t offer. 3 of them are taught at schools in my general area. Maybe I should go sign up?
Packing for college was both fun and difficult for me. I still don’t understand a system of education wherein on has to pack up and move most of their belongings every 3-4 months. That said, Serious Eats put together a food related packing list for those headed to college. It’s actually a pretty good list though lacking in instant soup and ramen noodles (it’s a wonder I didn’t die from a sodium overdose).