Before Jude started school I knew that I wanted to create something for us to use every “1st Day of School” for pictures. This is a tradition that I am going to continue from my childhood, every first of day of school my brother and I lined up in the hallway for our picture. If we were going into the 4th grade we held up 4 fingers. I love that my mom did this, great way to remember what your child looked like at every grade!
I couldn’t decide how exactly I wanted to do this for us. While I love what my parents did, I wanted our OWN tradition too.
I jumped on Amazon and decided that we would use a Chalkboard for our display every year. I found this Chalkboard and knew it was the one. It is a 18×24 inch chalkboard for a great price! Only $19.95! When it arrived I was pleased with my choice and couldn’t wait to start decorating!!
I didn’t have Chalkboard Chalk so I used our sidewalk chalk and I believe it was a good decision. The chalk looked great! Even got compliments on how well the chalk stayed on the board.
I decided that I wanted to make sure to have the date of the first day of school and that Jude was going into Pre-School. After I started working on that I had an idea and I am so happy with what I designed.
Adding “When I grown up I want to be” makes me smile. I cannot wait to compare his answers over the years!! And I cannot wait to use this for Teagan too…what a fun tradition!!
Here is our finished project for the School Year 2013/2014!
Do you have any 1st Day of School Traditions? If so I’d love to hear them!!
What you need to create this board:
A steady hand to write.
An excited student!
An excited student!
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I LOVE this! And I love even more that he wants to be a police officer 🙂 I have to show this to my husband!!
This is adorable!!
I do something similar. Each year I take my daughter's picture standing against the same wall. Then I load that picture into an editing program and add in what grade she's going into and what a few of her favorite things are at the time.
On the last day of school I take another picture of her stading against the same wall (last year I was able to put her into the same outfit she wore on the first day of school!) and compare how she's grown over a year's time. I load both pictures into the same editing program and create a side by side that I can keep!
LOVE this idea! We still have a while before preschool but I cannot wait to do something like this!
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I can't wait to see how Jude likes his preschool!