INSIDE: How to make a reusable chalkboard sign for the first and last days of school.
How do you mark the first day of a whole new school year? Or the last day of school before everyone is home…all day for the next two months?!
The morning I sent my little girl off to kindergarten, I cut up a waffle in the shape of a K. One year gone too quickly, I found myself shaping a waffle into a 1. Before I knew it, I was doing my best to form a 2 out of a frozen waffle. (Apparently, having a number shaped waffle has become our First Day of School tradition.)
The school bound child is then told to pose with a DIY reusable chalkboard sign. They balk but I convince them someday their children will want to see these photos. Eye roll. Sigh. Smile. Ten months later, I make them repeat this school milestone photo session on their Last Day of School.
Here’s how to make your own chalkboard school sign to make your own kids pose, smile…and balk at a motherly requests!
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DIY Reusable Chalkboard Sign for School
The first day of school is both exciting and emotional. You have great goals of leaving the house intact and on time; lunches packed the night before; no drama over clothes in the morning; homework done in advance.
Fast forward a few “frazzled” months later, the last day is met with exhaustion and many of your goals abandoned back around October!
But at least you’ll have some cute photos of your baby as you bookend their academic journey!
first day and last day school chalkboard
Outline chalkboard with the wooden rulers. Secure them with glue.
Write your First Day or Last Day message on the board and have your child smile pretty!
What school start and end traditions do you have in your family? Let me know in the comments.
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