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Back to School Excitement

Back to School Excitement

I know some of you homeschool year round, but I liked taking rest during the summer. I was more of a Labor Day to Memorial Day homeschooler, taking a “Sabbath” during the summer.

The first day of school is right around the corner for most of you…and I love back to school activities

FUN!

Back to School Activities Ideas TraditionsThis past Saturday, I was reminded of how much fun I have at the start of a new school year. My oldest daughter, Ashley, will start a brand new job on August 16th. She will be teaching 2nd grade to “at-risk” kids. I am a homeschooler at heart, who is super-excited about her adventure.

Ashley met her husband, Jesse, while working with at-risk teenagers. They both have a great, big heart for at-risk kids.

This past Saturday our local teacher supply store/toy store had their annual Teacher Extravaganza.

I was flooded with memories when I entered Jacque’s.

I spent many days at Jacque’s when my kids were young. I took Hunter to story time every Tuesday morning when he was 3-4 years old. Moms & kids listened as a retired librarian read a classic kids book. Then she gave us handouts so we could continue the learning at home. Hunter had fun. Mom had fun.

What more could you ask!

Thank you, Jacque for providing a special time for our family.

I bought many Christmas gifts at Jacque’s Toy Store. In fact, I was reminded of their first location and the books I bought there – keepsakes for grandchildren. Jacque’s has a terrific blend of fun & educational toys.

But this year ...

… I was there to help Ashley find what she needed for her 2nd grade classroom. We spent 3 hours in the store. . . choosing the right items, visiting with old friends, and punching out items to be laminated.

Our 1st Day of School Tradition

One of the favorite first day of school activities in the Beck’s house is “Ice Cream for Breakfast”!

First Day of School Ideas TraditionsYou read that right . . . we eat ice cream sundaes on our first day of school.

It’s a once a year tradition and the kids love it! We get a couple different kinds of ice cream, lots of toppings, chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

Some of you might be thinking, “ice cream for breakfast???” But hey, it’s only once a year and it’s to start the school year off right.

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