My first day of school tradition!

I have a little more than a month before my kinders coming bustin’ through my front door, but I realize many of you are right on the brink of that ‘first day mayhem fun.’ 

While this has nothing to do with my classroom, I wanted to share with you a bit of a McGuire First Day of School tradition here in the North County.  Anyone who knows me knows I love all things magical and mysterious that will keep my own children ‘little’ for as long as possible.  It’s why I do St. Patrick’s day up so big, why the tooth fairy leaves glitter so you can see how she got in and out and also why every year, the night before school, the First Day of School Fairy sometimes find her way into our home.  (I leave the windows unlocked for her.)

There are always supplies and items that my three boys 4,6, and 8 are going to need for school anyway . . . (yes, this is last year and even the littlest was remembered by the fairy!)

She leaves them a little note of encouragement for the first day!
It’s so exciting that my little guys are usually up before first light, hoping she brought them everything they need for that first day (even if mom and dad aren’t quite awake).

I almost can’t wait for school to start just to have the first day a school fairy return.  Now if only I could get her to stop off at my classroom and  show this teacher a little first day of school attention. Hmmmm . . .

What’s your back to school traditions?  I’d love to hear from you.

Marsha Moffit McGuire

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