Ahh can you believe we’re nearing the end of August? School starts soon in our part of the world and parents everywhere are rejoicing! Kidding, kidding…well, to a certain degree.
Summer is great, the rules are a little looser with regards to bedtimes and curfew. Early curfew turns into come home before the sun sets, routine showers may be forgotten because kids are too busy having fun to worry about the dirt accumulating under their finger nails. Running in the house for a quick PB&J on white is a perfectly acceptable lunch. All you can do is yell out the door “Don’t run with food in your mouth!”. Yet, when September rolls around and the days get shorter and the evenings cooler, routine is what I crave. Nothing beats that school time routine.
Last month I was over at Yellow Bliss Road sharing these awesome back to school printables. This is a tradition we started a couple of years ago and it’s so neat to see how the boys have grown from year to year. Nevermind the growing though, Tucker will be in grade 1 this year.
Here’s a story to show you how clueless I was to the fact that he wouldn’t stay in Kindergarten forever. Our school hosted a family BBQ on the last day of school and I was speaking with one of the moms. She mentioned that her daughter was in the same class as Tuck and she was so happy that Mrs. Z would be teaching. I gave her a funny look and asked if she was sure, because Mrs. Z taught first grade & Tuck was in Kindergarten. It took me a solid 5 minutes to realise the kid was in fact, moving in to the first grade.
Two kids in school full time and the littlest is headed off to Pre-K. I’m sure the tears will flow when I drop Ellie off for her first day of Pre-K, but I should be good after that. Carpe Diem and all that jazz.
Carter’s great at reminding me that in 8 short years he’ll be 18 and able to do whatever he wants. Umm, sure thing buddy. You enjoy the responsibility 18+ brings…haha, jokes on you kid! Although his chore list has increased, 10 is a pretty damn good age to be!
The Printable is formatted as an 8×10 and you have the option of Pre-K through to Grade 12! Printing it on some heavier cardstock will make it easier for the kids to hold. I used a clipboard for ours and it worked like a charm! With no year listed, you could easily use the printable year after year.
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Don’t forget to pop back in later this week for some more school printables!