I'm soooo trying to get better about documenting things. It's like I blinked and my sweet little Bear went from being this tiny little preschooler to a second grader overnight. The other day, I shared some fun Back to School traditions. This year, we are starting a new one of our own. I'm going to have him fill out this little questionnaire in his little boy handwriting. Not only will we be able to watch how his interests change, but we'll also be able to see his handwriting progress.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
Gearing up for the start of the new school year? Set up an area for your child to display their schoolwork for just $4. Yeah... You read that right. All you need to create a fun, interchangeable art display is a hammer, a yardstick, 4 nails, and $4. Here's how I did it:
Our local Dollar Tree had these plain clipboards. The second I saw them, I knew what I was going to do with them. Now, if you wanted to, you could paint them. Or use stickers or vinyl to label them for each child. For simplicity's sake, I opted to just leave them plain.
Using a yard stick, I laid the clipboards out at even intervals. I marked my nail locations in pencil on the yardstick.
After placing the yardstick up against the wall, I used a level to ensure it was straight. Using my pencil marks from the previous step, I put the 4 nails in the wall.
The end result is a cute, functional display that can be switched out whenever the mood strikes you. Bear loves it because he can add things himself or take down pictures he no longer wants up there.
|Like the green transportation book holder? See how we made it here.|
I'd love to hear how you display your kiddo's art! Leave a link or comment below!
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
First Day of school pictures. They are The Thing for moms/kids of today. There are so many cute options out there, but I thought I'd add one more. Here's a super cute free First Day of School printable for grades Pre-K to 12th Grade. There's even a Transitional Preschool sign because I've noticed that there aren't many of these.
You can print these out on cardstock and snap a picture. Or get a bit fancier and print, trim, then frame them for your child to hold in the picture. Either way, they're sure to help you create a memorable First Day of School photo with your kiddos. Just download from Google, choose the page you wish to print, and viola!