Sunday, August 10, 2014

First Day Back To HomeSchool

Back when my girls went to public school we always had special things we would do to prepare for back to school time and special 1st day of school traditions.

Last year back to school time was BanaBana's 1st full complete year of home-school and 
Lil Miss Diva was still going to public school so we had a mixture of things going on at our house.

I am happy to say that this will be our 1st
Full year with both of the girls at home!
I'm so excited!! I know this will be a great year!

If you are new to the blog I started homeschooling BanaBana half way through
 1st grade and Lil Miss Diva half way through 4th grade.

So how are we getting ready for 3rd & 5th grade you may ask?

1. Home-School Room Clean Up
Major changes with the school room this year.
 We moved the school room upstairs..
It was A LOT of work but we finally have it put back together.
Moving or Not this room needed to be organized
for the upcoming school year.

2. Shopping
The girls and I picked up a few new things for the school room.
The girls always enjoy decorating in there!

The girls also picked up some things like new notebooks
(the cute overpriced ones... they never want the 50 cent ones that are on sale)
Pencils, Dry Erase Markers etc
Cute Crayon Pouches
and cute new lunchboxes for Home-School Enrichment Days

Getting a few new things really get the girls excited for the new school year!

3. Back To School Clothes? Oh yes!
Even though the girls aren't going to a public school that doesn't mean
I should miss out on some really good sales on clothes and shoes.
They love shopping !

4. First Day Outfit
The girls have always had a back to school special outfit...
taking time to pick their favorite outfit from our shopping trip
I wasn't about to leave this tradition!
We have decided to dress up for the 1st day of enrichment.

Last year I just let BanaBana dress up for the fun of it and that was ok too!

5. Picture Time!
I love those back to school snapshots !
Here are some from last year...

 This tradition will defiantly carry on!

Tradition Re-Mix

6. Hot Breakfast will become special breakfast
Those public school years .. It was so hard to get them fed and packed up 
ready to get to school I was lucky to make them a hot breakfast on the 1st day.
This year I plan on making them their favorite breakfast dishes on the 1st day since we have time to spare!

7. Special Packed Lunch will become special lunch together 
with their favorite lunch
& best of all we get to eat together!

New Traditions...

8 .Growth Chart
I plan on marking their height for the 1st day of school and the last day of school

9. Journal Time
Last year BanaBana did this but Lil Miss Diva didn't get to
It will go a little something like this...
On the first day of school...
My Fav part of the day was...

10. Special Craft or Activity 
Bana Bana really enjoyed this last year and I know Lil Miss Diva will too

11. Ice Cream & Library
Not sure if this will be on the first day but defiantly the first week of school

12. Count Down
This was something new we have decided to do this year.
The girls enjoyed our countdown to beach week so much we 
decided to do a count down to back to school too! 

Looking forward to getting this school year started!

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