As the girls were putting together their backpacks for the new school year I added one more thing to the usually pencil pouch essentials...a small first aid kit and taped in the inside of the first aid kit are emergency contact numbers just in case. ;) My kindergartener has already used a band-aid to help a friend who fell at recess.
The week before school started we invited a bunch of friends over for a back to school BBQ. It was a lot of fun, I made the back to school pencils for everyone and we watched a short video about standing up for what you believe in..as school approaches and peer pressure hits its always a good reminder that you are not alone!
(sorry about the poor picture quality..my camera phone is just so handy!)
What traditions or new things did your family do to get ready for back to school?