5 Fun Traditions To Start On Your First Day of Homeschooling.

When I was a little girl, I'm always excited to go back to school. But to be honest, I'm more excited to shop for new clothes, shoes, and school supplies than the actual first day of school. Haha, how about you? 

And now that I have Zoe, I'm also looking forward to do back to school shopping with her but unfortunately, we'll do that once this pandemic is over. So to help you make your first day memorable, I decided to share 5 first day of school traditions that we can do to kick off the upcoming school year.  

Getting ready for another school year? Here's 5 fun tradition to kick off your school year. Remember to make your first day fun and a memorable one.

5 Fun Traditions To Start On Your First Day.

Zoe just turned 5 years old last June 6, 2020. She's an incoming Kinder 2. This year, I decided to officially enroll her in a homeschool provider. I'll share more about that in my next post.  So from now on, we'll be doing these traditions to officially kick off our first day of homeschool. 

1. Make your breakfast special.

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This is something that we do every day together but to make it a memorable one, I guess we'll make her favorites together. You can never go wrong with pancakes (check my recipe here), toast, bread, oatmeal/smoothie bowls or make bento for breakfast. 

2. Decorate your homeschool corner.

Zoe loves balloons and decors so to make her first official day of being a Kinder 2 I will put up some decors the night before her first day to surprise her. Or you can ask your kids, to help you decorate your area the night before as well just like during their birthdays. So that every year, they will look forward to it. 

3. Make your first day short and simple.

For our first day, I plan to give her "all about me" activities rather than starting with the formal lessons per subject already. So she won't get overwhelmed and just to sets the tone of fun for the whole year. 

4. Take first-day photos.

Cliche as it may sound but kids grow so fast! So let's take as many photos so that we can look back and remember the changes as they grow each year. 

Oh and since I am a fan of milestone board I made one for Zoe. Don't worry I'll update this post after our first day of school. Ours starts on Monday, June 15, 2020, to give you guys more ideas. 

5. Make a vision board.

To spark some excitement this is a fun thing to do together. I'm still contemplating whether to make a digital vision board or not but to help you plan your vision board here are some guides:

  1. Know your Whys. This includes your purpose and reason for homeschooling.
  2. Where will you homeschool? Put up some inspiration.
  3. How will you homeschool?
  4. Your strength and weaknesses as your child educator.
  5. Your child's strength and weakness 

And that's it. I hope this post excites you and your kids to start your homeschool journey officially. 
Do you have your first day of school tradition as well? Or among the 5 traditions what will you try? 
I'd love to know. There are still too many ideas I can add to the list like homeschooling in your pajamas, treasure hunt, make your goal for the year, and a lot more.

Just know that what matters is to keep it fun, easy, and memorable so that our kids will always look forward to the first day of school yearly.

Kinder 2 here we come! Let the fun begin! Praying for a blessed and fruitful homeschool year for everyone! I hope you can share and tag me on your first day of school as well!

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Oh, and for my next post I'll be showing our homeschool room and I'll be sharing a few tips. So keep an eye on my blog if you're interested. And don't forget to share this post with your family and friends because sharing is caring. I hope you find this post helpful.

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