I really love finding special little things to put in the children’s schultüte every year. This year, I included some fun tape, stickers, and Lego minifigs. Chickadee also received her first pair of scissors and a pencil sharpener in hers!
The children had fun opening them, and also had a good time trading minifigs. In the end, I think everyone was happy with what he or she ended up with.
I love this tradition, and I always look forward to seeing the looks on the children’s faces as they go through their schultüte each year!
This is a year of beginnings and endings for my students.
Turkey and Bunny are beginning high school.
Chickadee is beginning kindergarten.
Moose is ending his time in elementary school…next year, he will move on to the junior high!
Ladybug is stuck in the middle…which is a good thing for me! No emotional beginnings or endings for her!
Today was the first day of the 2017-18 school year!
We started with everyone’s favorite first day of school tradition…opening the schultüte:
Of course I took a lot of pictures:
After everyone looked through their new workbooks for the year (and put them away), we had a short Matins service. And then we started on our other favorite first day of school tradition…building our new Lego set for the year. This time, it was the Lego Ideas Saturn V rocket, the biggest school set we’ve built so far (it took about four hours!!!)! Since we started school before Moose this year, he got to join in the fun, too!
That’s about it. We didn’t do any real work today…that can wait for tomorrow. We’re looking forward to all the new and interesting things we’re going to be learning this year!