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It's back to school time at our house, and I imagine there is a good chance it is at your house, as well! This summer seems to have flown right on by, but I think we're all ready for a little more routine! And of course, there is always the exciting stuff that comes with a new school year. My second son is starting his senior year. My daughter is starting high school. My two youngest are still in elementary and excited for their new teachers this year!
One of our favorite traditions is taking a picture on the morning of the first day. I love comparing first day and last day photos. Here are my two youngest from last year:
And on Monday, I will take the first day picture again! This year, I thought it would be fun to have them hold a sign telling their grade and what they want to be when they grow up! So, I made one up, but I won't have the picture of them holding it until Monday. However, if you would like to grab it too, to use for your pictures, you can snag it HERE.
But here is what it looks like! You can type in the grade and their answer before printing or you can do what I plan to do which is to print 1 of these and frame it. Then using a chalk marker, I will write the responses on the glass and erase in between each child! Watch for me to post the pictures on Facebook and Instagram next week!
The next thing that is new for this year is my kids taking their own lunches. The last few years, my little ones really wanted to eat school lunch, so I allowed them to. But this year, they were tired of school lunches and want to take their own! I'm excited to do some fun things. We don't really do sandwiches since most of my kids have celiac disease, so I have been trying to come up with some new, fun ideas.
Our team member, Amanda, posted on her personal Facebook wall, the cutest prep and I have to share it with you! Don't worry, I got her permission first!
How cute are those? I love the star shaped lunch meat! And it was her daughter's idea to use the leftover meat (after they cut out the stars) to use in omelets! So cool!
I've already ordered my little plastic cups and I can't wait to put all our lunch options together this weekend.
I also thought it would be fun to add in some little notes each day. My youngest deals with a fair amount of anxiety, especially at being separated from me, so I'm hoping this will help him! He's going into 2nd grade and last year was a fight every day to get him to go and stay all day.
I made up this sheet of notes:
Click on the image above to download the full size and print if you'd like to use them too!
The last thing I have in my back to school preparations. is this cute bundle of scrapping products we made! I can't wait to scrap their school pictures with it!
If you like these printables, share with a friend or post on Pinterest!