We started school a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to plan something very special for our first day of school since we had such fun with our special day last year.
A fun piece of fabric made a great tablecloth - the edges aren't hemmed or anything fancy, it is a piece from my stash that I just put over a folding card table.
Canning jars filled with crayons and a candle on top are a cute dress-up for the table! And, the pencil vase centerpiece was a repeat from another first day of school. I made mock-chalkboards out of black construction paper and brown kraft paper for placemats and topped plates with free markers (after rebate at Walgreens).
I found a vintage children's picture dictionary in perfect condition at a garage sale this summer and cut some fun words out to say, "Happy First School Day" - I laminated these and backed them with other fun words beginning with a, b, c and d. Taped onto wooden skewers, these looked super cute standing in Chanel bottles (thanks, Mom!)
I adorned our chalkboards with verses reminding of the benefits of seeking wisdom. We've been learning this sweet song/prayer over our school days.
And, I'm planning to settle down and read through this soon and let it all soak in, and become a prayer as well.
When thinking of homeschool, I also love this post by Ann Voskamp.
For breakfast, I made pancakes the day before. I borrowed a set of alphabet cookie cutters and cut out names for a fun breakfast.
After breakfast, the coloring began! And, of course, we had to take pictures in front of our growth chart and complete our Time Capsule!
Once school was complete, we had a fun work-together lunch! Teddy Bear Biscuit Pizzas and colorful fruit skewers:
And a fun treat for dessert that night after dinner:
Here's an inspiring link to another beautiful back-to-school breakfast! Will you plan something fun or special for back to school?