Back to School: Traditions and Plans

The start of a new school year is an exciting time. This year I have a 5th grader, a 2nd grader, and a kindergartener (plus a sweet baby at home). We have already been reading Back to School books, but here are my plans to make the first day of school a special occasion.

Back to School Feast (Sunday Night Dinner)

Decorations

  • Nice tablecloth and silver set
  • Centerpiece: Mason jars filled with new pencils and/or colorful magnetic letters
  • Chalkboard placemats (black paper as shown here)

Menu

Introduce ABCs and 123s for the school year

ABCs to remember each day

Always try your best and learn everyday.

Be kind and helpful.

Choose happiness.

After School 1-2-3 (inspired by this post)

1) Have a Snack

2) Complete your daily list and enjoy some free time

3) Share 3-4 things about your day at dinnertime: What did you learn today? What good did you do for someone today? What did you struggle with today? What was your favorite thing about today?

Father’s Blessings from Dad

Back to School Breakfast

Recording Memories

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