Hard to believe that the first day of school has already come and gone. Both Jude and Teagan were so ready for this day and have had great days in school since. This year we continued our tradition of using a chalkboard to create a fun first day of school picture. I love this tradition and hope to continue it for years to come. I might need to buy another chalkboard though once they start school on the first day!
Jude’s First Day of Kindergarten – 2016
After years of planning we are finally here. Jude turned 6 in June and that meant he could technically be in 1st grade but we made a decision a few years ago to delay Kindergarten for one year. While he will be the oldest and tallest/biggest in his class we felt that this was the best decision for him when looking towards the future of his education.
This is Jude’s 4th year in school but his 1st year going full day. What a huge change for him! The first couple of days went great for him. He was exhausted but had a great week learning the new classroom and catching up with his friends.
He is going full day but at this school it is a little bit of a modified full day Kindergarten. His first half of the day is traditional Kindergarten and the second half is an enrichment using Montessori curriculum. I love that he is getting another year of Montessori as it has been a great way for Jude to learn.
This year he decided that he wants to be a Lego Master when he grows up too. Such a creative mind!
Teagan’s First Day of 3 Day Preschool – 2016
This is Teagan’s first full year of school. She started mid year last Winter and it went great for 2 days a week. This year she will be going 3 days a week for half days. She is also in a Montessori program which like Jude is a great option for her.
She has a new classroom and new teacher this year but is very familiar of her teacher because Jude had her for 3 years! Teagan was asking daily when it was her turn to go to school so she was so ready. In fact, she asked to go every day instead of 3 days a week but our plan is to follow the same track that Jude has been on.
She is such an independent little lady that she had no fears of starting school. Sounds like she has some new friends in class and enjoys them. I cannot wait to see how this year plays out for her.
This year Teagan made her grandma and grandpa smile by saying when she grows up she wants to be a teacher!! I think she would be a great teacher!
I believe this year will be full of fun and lots of learning for both Jude and Teagan! Here’s to a great school year!!
How did your kids first day of school go?
Lauren Atkins says
Oh my goodness those babies look so cute!
kristi dominguez says
Today is actually our first day of school! Loving your adorable chalkboard signs…those are such great keepsakes through the photos. And your daughter's excitement and smile is so fun…big brother's, too! Happy school year!
Chrishelle Ebner says
You have a couple of cuties for sure. How exciting the first day of school. That chalk board looks so cute. I have a new grand baby coming and I know we will be documenting his school years. Adore these years, they go way too fast.
Chrishelle Ebner says
You have a couple of cuties for sure. I love your little chalk board project. I love how everyone is being so creative documenting their children's school years. I wish we had done that for our kids. Enjoy these years, they are over way too fast.
Pieretta Dawn says
Awww, they're so adorable! This is such a cool idea I'll pass along to friends with kids. Really great to document a big step in their lives!
Jennifer EngineerMommy says
I love this idea for back to school. This year, I have two kids heading to school, so this is something I'd love to incorporate into our yearly routine. I would love to take a set of pictures like this each year on their first day of school. Your chalkboard is so cute.
Gwendolyn M. says
Those are simply adorable 1st day of school pictures. I love the idea of the chalkboard with the information on it. It makes the picture so unique and special because it contains memories of how they were at that age.
Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking says
New school years are always filled with so much excitement and anxiousness. I love the signs you made for your kids' pictures! Such a great idea so you don't forget all of those little important details of their lives. Hope your kids enjoy their year!
Echo A says
Oh my goodness! They are so adorable! I love the chalkboards, they are so cute. My kids haven't started school yet. They both start next week. My first year with both kids in full-time school!
Lisa Codina says
Adorable pics!! They look so excited! Strangely enough, mine are SO excited to start school, even though we've been on vacation in the Mediterranean for the last two months! I'd take the beach over school any day!!
Your littles are so adorable! I love the added details to the signs you made! I am sure that they will grow up and love to look back on these kinds of pictures! Its alawys fun to see how their answers change as they grow older 🙂
Jamie H says
What cute kids you have! The summer sure flew by– hard to believe it's back-to-school time already! I have heard such great things about Montessori, so it's awesome to hear that your kids are doing it!