Friday, August 30, 2013

Back to School 2013

My kiddos went back to school this week.  I love this time of year.  So much excitement and change.
With 4 kids going back to school (if you include my little Brycey headed off to preschool next week), we have had a lot to do.   Back to school nights, new clothes, backpacks, and shoes.  And of course there were first day of school pictures and teacher gifts.

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I made their little signs.  You can get the PDF with Preschool through 6th grade here.

I also made some that don't have the date on them.

You can get Preschool through 6th grade without the date here (for next year).

The biggest change was Logan starting Kindergarten.  He was SO ready.  And you wouldn't believe how excited he was when he realized that kindergarteners go to school 5 days a week.

I love big old backpacks on little kindergarteners.  Logan chose this backpack himself, it was not my vote. :)

For teacher gifts the older two each gave their teacher one of the good smelling hand sanitizers from Bath and Bodyworks with this little note:

you can download it from Balancing Home.

I was going to give them all flowers, but I forgot to go to the store on Saturday night and then just ran out of time.

Since Logan didn't start until Thursday we were able to pick up some flowers in his favorite color to give to his teacher.  Then I just hot glued the note to the front of a mason jar and tied a little baker's twine around the top.  Super Easy.

And just in case you are looking for more teacher gift ideas here are a few from years past:

Happy Back-to-School!!!!