The First Day of School is creeping up on us (we start next Wednesday) and I think we are organized and ready this year. Although my kids face the new school year with dread and gloom, I like to celebrate the start of a new school year. Sure, I’m dancing in the hallways because I get the house back to myself and can work noise-free once they’re back in the classroom. But I’m also celebrating because the start of a new school year means new opportunities, new friends, and new milestones for my kids. Whatever your reason, do take the time to celebrate and start some new family traditions.
I’ve read some fun posts on various blog sites about Back-to-School Traditions and thought I would share.
First Day of School Traditions:
Over at Make and Takes, read their post on the First Day of School Fairy.
At the Mother Huddle, read about the German tradition of giving kids Schultuete School Cones on their first day of school.
I always take pictures of my kids on the first day of school in their new outfits and backpacks. We take the photo in the same spot so that we can see how much they grow each year. I put notes in their lunch box or backpack to let them know that I’m thinking of them. I always meet them at the bus stop on the first day so I can hear about their day. Then we usually have something fun for dinner like homemade pizza or their favorite meal.
The last day of summer break is also a great day for celebrations. Read our post on How to Celebrate the Last Day of Summer Break by doing something fun with the kids.
What are your Back to School Traditions?
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