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Friday, August 16, 2013

1st Day of School Chalkboard

Before Jude started school  I knew that I wanted to create something for us to use every "1st Day of School" for pictures.  This is a tradition that I am going to continue from my childhood, every first of day of school my brother and I lined up in the hallway for our picture.  If we were going into the 4th grade we held up 4 fingers. I love that my mom did this, great way to remember what your child looked like at every grade!
I couldn't decide how exactly I wanted to do this for us.  While I love what my parents did, I wanted our OWN tradition too. 
I jumped on Amazon and decided that we would use a Chalkboard for our display every year.  I found this Chalkboard and knew it was the one.  It is a 18x24 inch chalkboard for a great price!  Only $19.95!  When it arrived I was pleased with my choice and couldn't wait to start decorating!!
I didn't have Chalkboard Chalk so I used our sidewalk chalk and I believe it was a good decision.  The chalk looked great!  Even got compliments on how well the chalk stayed on the board. 
I decided that I wanted to make sure to have the date of the first day of school and that Jude was going into Pre-School.  After I started working on that I had an idea and I am so happy with what I designed. 
Adding "When I grown up I want to be" makes me smile.  I cannot wait to compare his answers over the years!!  And I cannot wait to use this for Teagan too...what a fun tradition!!
Here is our finished project for the School Year 2013/2014!

Do you have any 1st Day of School Traditions?  If so I'd love to hear them!!
What you need to create this board:
A steady hand to write.
An excited student!
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  1. I LOVE this! And I love even more that he wants to be a police officer :) I have to show this to my husband!!

  2. This is adorable!!

    I do something similar. Each year I take my daughter's picture standing against the same wall. Then I load that picture into an editing program and add in what grade she's going into and what a few of her favorite things are at the time.

    On the last day of school I take another picture of her stading against the same wall (last year I was able to put her into the same outfit she wore on the first day of school!) and compare how she's grown over a year's time. I load both pictures into the same editing program and create a side by side that I can keep!

  3. LOVE this idea! We still have a while before preschool but I cannot wait to do something like this!

  4. I can't wait to see how Jude likes his preschool!


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