It’s that time of year again, the first day back to school. My instagram and facebook posts have been flooded with darling pictures of children standing on their front porch with signs in their hands announcing their start to a new beginning. Most are grinning ear to ear and look absolutely delighted and excited to be going back to school. I love this attitude, I love each and every one of these post and I truly love each and every parent who remembers to document these days because they go by so dang quickly. And before you know it, you will be in my shoes and just sitting back relaxing, reminiscing, and possibly looking at some old photos of the same kind of days.
Does this day flood me with memories? Oh, boy does it ever!
I spent many years not just taking photos of my children as they prepared for this day but being the teacher who greeted these cute little faces as they entered a new classroom, a new stage of their lives.
Although I’ve left that profession many years ago, the power of learning, of teaching, and inspiring others will always be part of who I am.
In honor of ‘back-to-school’ days, I decided to do a bit of decorating with the theme.
And back to my question . . .
How did you send your children off?
Did they have on a brand new back-to-school outfit?
Were their backbacks full of new supplies?
What was in their lunch boxes?
But most importantly, did they take their teachers a back-to-school welcome treat?
If not, here’s some easy and fun ideas . . .
Fill a basket with some fun supplies: pencils, erasers, gluesticks, kleenox, band aides, fun stickers, and maybe some fresh flowers from your yard.
I always took my children to the store and let them pick out a few items for their teachers. Target dollar section is perfect for this.
Or simply just take a few boxes of kleenox tied with a thank you card, or band aides.
A new picture book they can share with the class is also another fun idea and this one is my all time favorite!!!
As for me, I think I just might go buy a back-to-school outfit and have some gals over for ‘back-to-school’ tea party . . .
Linking up with Jann for her SYC