Well, we started back to school yesterday and I was determined to make "Back to School" a fun and exciting time of year for the girls. Think hubby and I may have succeeded.
I always loved back to school time growing up. I loved going shopping for a couple of new outfits (still remember one from junior high). I thought it was great to have new school gear and meet my new teachers and get new textbooks (that were hopefully in good condition). While I am homeschooling the girls, I still want them to have a memorable time. Last year we started the tradition of taking school photos. I don't remember if they were taken on the first day of school though. This year taking photos was one of our First Day of School fun events. But before we did that there are some other neat things we did. I actually came up with some ideas because of an article in Focus on the Family's Thriving Family magazine. The author of this article had stated how she, in her homeschool, hadn't wanted to
A new morning poster for our school area:
Out to breakfast with daddy:
Hannah helping mommy decorate with balloons and a banner, made using our Doodle Roll I received to review for the Back to Preschool Blast.
A sign welcoming the girls to school.
I set out their new school supplies at the school table.
The girls arriving at school:
Took our school pictures. These are the fun, "dance around and stop when mommy says to" poses. I will be sharing their other ones next week with the "Not" Back to Homeschool hop.
And we have to have a "class" picture!
What kind of Back to School Traditions do you have?
(whether you homeschool or not)
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