First day school tradition (school board)

I really hate to admit it, but summer is coming to an end. I can not believe how fast it has flown by! I don’t want to even think about how fast these years are flying by! My Kids will be 1st graders in a week and a half! (I know they are technically considered 1st graders after the last day of kindergarten, but I’m holding on to them being kindergarteners until the first day of school!!)

I consider this to be my first “summer break” with my kiddos, since last year they were in kindergarten. Before that they were just in preschool a few half days a week. So, really, we could still do whatever we wanted any day of the week…Nice day in the middle of winter? Heck yes we will skip preschool to go to the ZOO!

We have gone clothes shopping, and have gotten our school supplies ready to go! But, I wanted to share with you all my favorite first day of school tradition we started last year (well, i think my favorite might be getting ice cream after they get home to hear all about their day!)

I’m not sure if these have been around a while, or if they just recently became popular. I have just noticed them the past couple of years, but I LOVE them!!

BACK TO SCHOOL BOARDS

actually, I don’t even know if that is what they are called, but that’s what I call them! I love seeing everyone post their kids first day of school pictures and seeing how they answered the questions! You can easily do this with a piece of paper, or i think there are some printable templates you can get too (everything is on Pinterest) But, I personally love the board that I can reuse every year! I purchased mine from Paper Flower studio!She is a local crafter in STL and i absolutely love her! Definitely go and check her out! She makes these school boards for $25 each! On her page you will find lots of  awesome stuff like chore lists, and the coolest invitations!

She has two different options for the layout, one that just says the first day of school, then one that has first and last. Also she has a white board or a chalkboard option. I was sure I was only going to do the first day of school, but then on the last day of school I decided I wanted to see how their answers had changed. (Oops!) So, I crossed out the first and wrote last over it!

I mean, how cute is it seeing their different answers?…and then also crying at how much they can change in one school year!

Well, I’m going to go make the most of our last week and a half of summer break. Lots of things to cross off our summer bucket list!

-Jenny

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