Today was back-to-school spirit day and John could hardly wait to proudly escort us to the first grade wing of the school. His new teacher is young, extremely friendly and remarkably organized. We should get along splendidly! John had a great time exploring the class room, sorting his school supplies and settling into his new DESK! I seriously went a little weak in the knees when he walked straight up to Mrs. B and said “Hi Mrs. B. I’m John W. It’s nice to meet you!” Fingers doubly crossed that he keeps that up all year :-) (Are those black tennies not the most atrocious things you've ever laid eye on??? He was literally hugging them and professing his love for them in the store. How could I say no?)
I thought the Back to School Magic Confetti in his folder was too too sweet. We will definitely be putting this out next to his bed come Sunday night!
After tossing about loads of ideas for a little Meet & Greet treat with Mother and Sister, we decided to start the year off with a new book for Mrs. B’s classroom library and a set of personalized book plate stickers. The PCP predictably chose a Phineas and Ferb reader and already looks forward to picking it to bring home one night once school starts. Inside is a special label saying “For the library of Mrs. B – From John W. – 2012.” He also made a card for her this morning.
I printed mine on full page label paper and then cut them into 3” x 4” stickers. You could also print on cardstock and just tape into your books. Download a free printable below.
Every time I put a free printable out there I get loads of requests for personalized versions. Soooo, I’m thrilled to be able to offer this for just $3 in my new etsy store. See the listing here!
When we finished up in the classroom, we headed to the gym to pick up his new school t-shirt and to sign up for the Chess Club. Sounds awfully scholarly – but you know what they say about the apple and that tree.
I’m terribly proud of John for being so brave as he embarks on his first grade adventure. And of myself for holding back the tears…for now. It seems like we were down the hall in Kindergarten just yesterday!