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Will you (or have you ever) do anything special on the first day of school?

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August 2nd, 2012, 07:31 AM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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Do you do a big breakfast, pictures, or anything like that? Every year? Only special years (first day of kindergarten, middle school, etc.)?
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August 2nd, 2012, 08:56 AM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
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This year we're going to Build-a-Bear. Some years we do fun stuff. Some years we don't. We never ever do school the first day of the local public schools.

~Heather, wife to Jamie (15 years; June 5, 1998) and mom to
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August 2nd, 2012, 09:32 AM
bookworm16_2000's Avatar Mom to Allison and JR
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Since this is our first year of school I'm going to make breakfast (quite the rare occurence) and take a picture. For following years, I don't think it will matter because we are schooling year round and won't be starting the same time as public school.

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August 2nd, 2012, 10:28 AM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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I take a picture, but that's about it. We usually start a couple of weeks before PS. There's a not-back-to-school party for a lot of the local groups. We've gone in the past but probably won't this year.
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August 2nd, 2012, 10:45 AM
youngwoman's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I'll probably take a picture to mark the occasion!
Thanks to Kiliki for my super cute siggy!

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August 2nd, 2012, 12:58 PM
Frackel's Avatar DOh!
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Umm, actually, no, lol.

Their first day technically speaking will be while I am out of town, they'll be at my mom's. Though we're actually already working on schooling now, our year hasn't officially started and won't until I get back in September.

I'll probably take a picture, at some point. Not likely on the first day though.

It really is just another day to us, lol.
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August 2nd, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Not usually, but this year I atleast taking their pics
stay at home, homeschooling momma to Jacob(12), Alisha(10), Andrew (5)

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August 3rd, 2012, 08:17 AM
Irish_Wristwatch's Avatar Running with Scissors....
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I think i will take a picture, also our homeschool group does a "not back to school" picnic in the park every year so we will do that when the kids are bigger too
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August 3rd, 2012, 08:32 PM
in_mommy's Avatar I am just me
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Sometimes we do and sometimes we dont. This year was we where we didnt. We have already started back with a few days here and there. I wanted to try to get ahead before we fall behind lol.
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August 5th, 2012, 05:09 PM
2Corinthians10:4's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Last year I took a picture, this year I will do the same and then our homeschool group is doing a back to school beach bash later this month.

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August 6th, 2012, 07:42 AM
2pinks&ablue's Avatar Chantelle
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We're schooling year round, but I think instead of making a huge deal of the first day of school, I'll make a huge deal when each kid moves up another grade level. I'll take their picture, and probably let them pick something fun to do that day.
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August 26th, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Pictures and a questionnaire I made as a keepsake of their interests at the time.

Here it is:
My name is____ _____________________________________________
My favorite color is____________________________________________
My favorite thing to do is _______________________________________
My favorite animal is __________________________________________
My favorite book is ___________________________________________
My favorite number and letter are _______________________________
When I grow up I want to be ___________________________________
I am good at? ________________________________________________
I am _______ inches tall and weigh _______ pounds.
My hair is _________ and my eyes are _______
My favorite foods are __________________________________________
My friend’s names are _________________________________________
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September 1st, 2012, 10:38 PM
Sk8ermaiden's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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We are absolutely going to build a ritual around the first day of school. Even though we plan to loosely school year round, we'll probably count our first day as the first day of our co op each year. We started this year with our "preschool" picture!

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September 5th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Countrymom4's Avatar Chrystal
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This being our 1st year we did a trip !! The girls and I went out of town and had school poolside for their 1st day.

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