Monday was actually our first day back to school. This is a day that I was actually really excited about this year for a few reasons:
- Its Bradley’s first day of Kindergarten.
- We have a new school room at our new house.
It being Bradley’s first day of Kindergarten is actually bittersweet. I am so proud of how far he has come, but its a reminder that he isn’t a baby anymore. His baby years were so hard with all his health problems and developmental delays so now that he is doing great I want to hold on to him being little for as long as I possibly can. I am sure Alyssa turning 13 this year doesn’t help my Mommy need to hold on to the being little for a little bit longer.
But we have been preparing for this day for some time now. I had several books we have read over the last few weeks to help get him ready for the first day of school. We have read “Watch Out Kindergarten, Here I Come”, “Curious George First Day of School” and “Berenstain Bears Go Back to School”. Bradley has really enjoyed reading each of these books and it has definitely set the stage for him as to what was to be expected with school. Now of course his day is different because of us homeschooling, but the books really did help prepare him. Although I did cry the night before his first day reading “Watch Out Kindergarten, Here I Come”.
Another thing I did this year to prepare for the first day of school was I made each of the children personalized shirts. I wanted a shirt that they could all wear and matching when we go on a field trip, but if they don’t outgrow it before next school year (I did go up a size for the big kids) I wanted them to still be able to wear it next year too. So I didn’t put their grade on it.
All of their shirts are the same color, but I let each child pick out his/her writing color. Yes, Bradley picked out pink. It is his favorite color for those of you who didn’t know that.
The front of their shirts say “My School is So Private You have to be Born into It”. I designed this cut file in silhouette studio. Today I am sharing my free cut file with you that you can download here. This is a silhouette studio file and I am not sure about converting it to work with a cricut. Please remember all file downloads and printables are free FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. No commercial use or redistribution is permitted. This means that you can use the files to make things for yourself or as gifts but you are NOT permitted to sell any items you create with the files. You also may not sell or share the files themselves.
The back of their shirts say “Class Of” then the year they graduate. This is where each shirt is rather different, but still the same and personalized.
Finally, I am pretty much done with our school room!! I am so excited to show it to you so make sure to come back tomorrow to see it!!