It’s hard to believe that school starts in just 2 weeks! Where has the summer gone? Specializing in new homes in southern Indiana, we’ve got hundreds of Infinity Homes families heading back to some of the finest schools in the area, which has us thinking about what comes first: finding your new home in the greater Louisville area or picking your school district? Whether you have children or not, real estate experts all agree that school districts and home buying decisions go hand in hand make all the difference for your family.
A good school district equals a good neighborhood.
A good school district equals a stable home value.
A good school district equals a higher selling price.
A good school district equals the best education for kids.
SCHOOL YEAR SUCCESS IDEAS | At Infinity Homes, we’re big fans of doing it right the first time! So we asked our team (and their kids) for their best ideas for kicking off this school year with a great start.
1. Have fun shopping for a new outfit, backpack, and school supplies.
2. Stay ahead as long as you can.
3. Create a routine and try to stick with it, including a school year sleep schedule.
4. Create a distraction-free study space.
5. Keep track of all deadlines – homework, test dates, big projects, important events, and college applications, to name a few.
6. Plan for breaks during homework sessions. Great snacks are always appreciated!
7. Stay engaged in the school day and get involved.
8. Don’t be afraid of asking for help.
9. Make time for socializing every day. School is always better with a friend or two.
10. If you’re new to an area or a school, practice walking to school, opening your locker, and finding your way around.
HEALTHY IDEAS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCHES AND AFTERNOON SNACKS | Are you wondering what to pack in your kid’s school lunchbox? Whether you are packing a lunch for your kid’s first day of school or looking for inspiration to switch up the same lunch that your kid tends to get bored of, here are over 30 of our favorite school lunch ideas that are easy, healthy, and kid-friendly. Click here for school lunch recipes, which include everything from sandwiches and wraps, to bread and cheese, to crackers with dip, pasta, and more.
QUICK IDEAS FOR LAST MINUTE SUMMER TIME FUN | The final two weeks of summer are sure to be filled with many must do activities, from back to school shopping to back to school nights. Before you get sucked into the school night routines of homework, extracurricular activities, and busy school night dinners, plan some last minute family fun in your own backyard.
1. Tour the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.
2. Spend an afternoon or a week at the Kentucky Science Center’s Science Camp.
3. Explore Bluespring Caverns Park.
4. Plan a canoe trip with the entire family at O’Bannon Woods State Park.
5. Step back in time at the Spring Mill State Park Pioneer Village.
6. Have some family fun at the Charlestown Family Activities Park .
7. Embrace your wild side at the Louisville Zoo.
About Infinity Homes: With over a century of combined home building experience and over a decade of crafting fine homes, Infinity Homes builds new homes in Southern Indiana and the greater Louisville area. Locally owned, Infinity Homes offers a wide variety of home styles with optional lofts, finished lower levels and 3-car garages with prices starting in the high $100s. The 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 home builder of the Louisville St. Jude Dream Home, all homes include a long list of included designer features and options and a comprehensive Home Buyers 2-10 new home warranty.
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