ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Back To School Tips & Traditions

Monday, August 31, 2009

Back To School Tips & Traditions

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Plan a "School Year's Eve" celebration or a "Twas the Night Before School" party.

Take Photos! Some families take their pictures in the same spot in their yard every year – as the children grow, so do the trees and plants in the background.

In keeping with a German tradition, fill a Schultuete for the first day of school.

Back to School Breakfast

Plan a visit from the "Back to School Fairy" who leaves school supplies inside your child's bag along with a special treat.

As always, Tip Junkie has compiled a fantastic list of back to school projects and traditions.

Make School Year Resoultions.
A Purse Full of Cheerios has a great compilation of Back to School tips and suggestions.

Conduct a Back to School interview. Each year on the first day of school ask you child the same series of questions. It is fun to look back and see which answers remain the same and which will change.
~What subject are you most excited to learn about?
~What is your favorite part of the school day?
~Who are you most looking forward to seeing?
~What do you want to be when you are grown?

Stock up on the "Back to School Supplies for Mom"


  1. a "school fairy" comes to visit our house--last year she wrote notes to my daughter when she was worried. this year, the kids left their backpacks out and the school fairy came and filled them with little trinkets--kind of like santa claus. they loved it!

  2. I haven't done this yet, but a friend of mine who homeschools does a scavenger hunt with her girls. They hide all their school supplies throughout the house, each supply has a hint to where the next supply is. I guess the girls have a blast.