As summer ends and kids are soaking up the remaining days in the sun, parents everywhere are gearing up for the new school year and what that entails— buying school supplies, packing lunches and preparing their kids for a new grade with new challenges. To stay on top of back to school season, here are five tips for parents as they help their kids prepare for another year:

Meal prep breakfast burritos:

The most important meal of the day can also be the most hectic meal of the day. To make mornings easier, try meal prepping these simple and delicious breakfast burritos on Sunday nights. Each morning, all you have to do is take them out of the freezer, warm them up and send everyone out the door full and ready for their day.

Practice makes perfect:

Even with breakfast down, there’s a lot that can go array in the mornings if you’re rushed trying to get your kids awake, dressed, fed and out of the door in time. One week before the first day, practice your routine as if the school year has already started. This way you can get everyone on a schedule with less pressure, making the first day back that much easier.

Find the right sandals:

On top of buying notebooks, binders, and pencils, a new Kavu lunchbox, purchasing new shoes is a must for growing kids entering another school year. These Pac-Man Chacos and Fletched Pink Chacos are perfect for the beginning of the school year when it’s still hot outside. With these sandals, your kids will be able to come home from school and enjoy the weather for a little while longer (after finishing their homework, of course). 

… and of course, the right boots:

When it starts getting cooler outside, your kids will want a nice boot to keep their feet warm in school and out. Whether they’re going to school or going outdoors, these Ariat Gold Rush boots and Ariat Relentless boots will help your child go in style.

Plan a weekend reward:

To celebrate the success of everyone’s first week back, plan a fun outing for your kids the weekend after school starts. Whether it’s taking them to get ice cream, to a movie they’ve been wanting to see, or for a trip to the park with their friends, this will be a great way to connect with your kids and have an uninterrupted conversation about their weeks.