We are taking most of August off of school since we have been going full force through June and July. With the COVID-19 travel restrictions, the closure of all of the girls’ summer activities/camps, hot summer months in Texas, and summer dance class options providing a full class schedule, we decided to push through to the end of July. We officially started our year at the beginning of July. The girls have almost 5 weeks of classes done at this point and we’ll start again, probably after Labor Day when dance starts back.
I have written about our 1st day of school traditions a couple of times in past blog hops and I don’t want to rehash it all again. So, I’m going to point you back to a couple of the past posts. In 2016, I wrote Tradition! Tradition. In 2015, I wrote 1st Day Traditions.
We still do new school supplies, but now it is as needed since the girls have really settled in on their favorites of different things. They like different kinds of pencils, have smaller needs for crayons and notebooks, and each have specific needs for their classes.
We will do donuts for breakfast when we officially start again. We will likely not go out to eat since it is not very fun option right now. We will get a new outfit for each of the girls. We will definitely do signs with the grade level on them. (In fact, one of the girls has already said she missed doing that back at the beginning of July.)
We will add another tradition this year though. We started it last year when we had to make a trip to a dance store in a neighboring big city to have one of the girls fitted for pointe shoes. We will be doing that again soon but this year, two of the girls will be fitted for point shoes. All of the girls need at least one pair of new dance shoes. They worked hard this last year and shoes wear out. So, new dance shoes have become another tradition for the start of school.
Do you have a fun or favorite tradition?
Lots of other Crew members are writing about their traditions today so visit the Crew blog to find the blog hop. (My platform just doesn’t allow for the hop to post thumbnail images and links on this page, so please do visit the Crew post for that.) There have been some fun traditions I have read about today so maybe you’ll find a new one for your own family.
Lori, At Home.
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