Monday, August 15, 2016

First Day of School 2016

Even though we all stayed up really late last night, these three were awake before 6:30 am and playing card games, waiting for me to get up.  They were just too excited for the first day of school!  

I'm so glad to be able to say that every year they look forward to the first day of school and their schultuten just like Christmas morning and stockings.

Primus, 5th Grade
Secundus, 3rd Grade

Tertius, 1st Grade
Quartus, Preschool

This year in their school cones they got sugar cereal, Carnation Instant Breakfast, chocolate pudding, apple sauce squeeze pouch, a pencil sharpener, and an Angry Bird Yowie.

We spent some of the first day of school decorating our new school baskets with stickers.  I got these plastics baskets at the 99 cent store for about 2 bucks each.  I had to use Mod Podge to make sure some of the stickers stayed stuck.

Then we put together our wooden Thor toys.  Lowes Hardward Store puts on free kids' workshops a couple times per month.  I noticed last Saturday the project was a Black Widow (Avenger) toy.  We love the Avengers so we all went.  And then we found out that they had been doing a different Avenger each time for the past several weeks.  We had missed 4 Avengers and if you have all six, they link together in a cool way.  So sad!  Thankfully, they happened to have left over Thor kits from the last workshop.  So today we built them and at the end of the month we'll be able to do Hulk.

Today we also did some little mazes, word searches, and educational games.

 Our first day of school 2016 was capped off with a surprise field trip to get frozen yogurt.  I love starting the school year fun and laid back!

What's your favorite first day of school tradition?

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