I was so happy to see your thread. I'll be starting school with you on Wednesday. I'm caught between excitement and panic right now. I've never been out of the house 5 days a week. My kids are older than yours--14, 15 and 18(also named Laura). They're in for a shock.
What are your childcare arrangements? Your kids are at a good age for this. They're young enough to be flexible and old enough for the 8AM to 3PM schedule.
I think I've bought everything. I found the Tablers on the Barnes and Noble website. It's an expensive, hardbound book so I hope we use it.