|I will probably separate their desks when it's time to work. |
Otherwise they just talk and poke each other.
|I found this great bookshelf at a yard sale for $10. One of my favorite purchases ever.|
It's our nonfiction shelf.
|more nonfiction and reference|
The kids have repeatedly asked if I'm going to wrap all their books again this year, so I'm thinking that is one tradition we will keep. It helps make the first day of school a bit more exciting for the kids. I'll have them hang their
|opening first day of school books last year. We've rearranged the room a bit since then.|
We also will take our traditional first day photos outside the front door, and fill out "about me" sheets. After, we'll read the ones from the past several years and see how their tastes and interests have changed. I also have the kids write down a special dinner to celebrate the start of their school year. Maren will get her dinner on Thursday, Joshua on Friday, and Christopher on Saturday. They love choosing the menu. I just print out a sheet that has listed
and they fill it in. We end up with some very interesting combinations.
I'm still thinking of other fun back to school things to do. We'll probably do some kind of back to school treat, maybe the rice krispies treat buses like last year, maybe something else. I'll let you know what I come up with.