Back to School Stuff

Monday, September 8, 2014
Welcome back to school everyone!  I've been back for a while but I know lots of my friends just started back!  I am LOVING third grade so much and so happy to have been able to make the change.  I'm curious what you do for first day of school pictures...Pinterest has ideas all over the place and for years I have done this:
First Day of School photo op, picture frame idea for your students.

So this year I wanted to switch it up a little and I used a chalkboard themed background for the's hard to tell from the photo unfortunately but the I'm a third grader is a thinking bubble over their head.

The first day of school I had the kids come up with sticky notes { which they loved } and place them on the following anchor chart posters.  It was fun seeing where and why everyone put theirs.

Do you have children?  If so do something special for them this week...make a special breakfast, encourage them in their sport or activity of preference or take them on a date.  Our time with our kids is so limited. 

Ok my friends ~ I hope your first week went amazing.  Room reveal post to come soon!


  1. Don't you just love sticky notes!! What did we do before them?!?! I use them in kindergarten a lot!

  2. I love the black bulletin board paper with those sweet little 3rd graders! It looks like you are going to have a wonderful year!

  3. I love the paper/chalkboard background! I did the frame this year, totally behind the times because it's the first time I did it ;)

    1. Jen - I love the frames too. I bet it was adorable just like you!

  4. What a great idea to make your own kiddos feel special!! Have a great year!
    Keep Calm and Love First Grade

  5. Everything looks great and I will definitely use some of these ideas next year. I know that it is very difficult for my children to come back to school after a long summer break, so we start preparing beforehand. This year we had just awesome back to school shopping and found some essay paper helpers online to make sure that we have someone to rely on. I have also made a big box for back to school u, it always works and of course a fantastic party to make this day special.