Homeschooling: First Day of School

I know you want to make the first day of school as special as can be, but if you try to plan a gourmet breakfast and set up a professional-looking chalkboard photo shoot you might just end up slightly overwhelmed.

I want to share with you some ideas for how to make some of those as special things possible – but in a way that keeps things calm and peaceful as you kick off your new school year.

Just snap a few images of them smiling for the camera – at a time that’s fun and relaxed for everyone!

First Day of School Photos

I love being able to serve a little something special on our first day. You could make something special and then simply warm and serve it in the morning. Here are some simple prep-ahead ideas:

A Special Breakfast

• Ham and Spinach Quiche • Pancake Muffins • Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes on a Stick • Pancake Coffee Cake • Pumpkin Muffins • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

This has looked different every year, and I’ll include some of the ideas that were a hit, but no matter what you choose, maybe also place a note next to it.

First Day of School Gifts

A sweet way to kick off a first day of school – or maybe you’d want to do this over dinner the night before school starts, is to have a story time together.

Storytime Together

Give yourself a soft start. Ease into things a little bit. Maybe spend a week or two only doing language arts and math and then adding in additional subjects as you settle in to your routine.

Ease Into Your Curriculum