No doubt that come August/September you start to see your timeline and social media filled with pictures of smiling kids holding back to school signs or my first day of school signs.
Not going to lie, I love this back to school tradition and I’m assuming you do too because you came for the FREE printable first day of school sign!
First Day Of School Sign
From pre-kindergarten all the way to 12th grade, I’ve got you covered with a set of awesome printable first day of school signs. You can keep them for each year of school and make a memory book of all the school years. Or if you have multiple kids in different grades, no need to go buying a separate sign for each kid, the grade years are all right here!
These have a super cute chalkboard background, and I recommend these gel colored markers that are perfect for writing in your child’s information on dark paper.
The school year has been left blank so that you can edit this on your own. You can print these customizable pdf templates out year after year for every grade.
If you would like to create a school memory book, consider laminating them and putting them in a binder.
How to Make the First Day of School Easy
Whatever age your child is, the first day of school can be scary. New teacher, new classmates, and new things to learn. Even more nerve-racking if it’s a completely brand new school where you don’t know your way around or know anyone. It’s enough to make even the most confident child scared. Here’s how to make the first day of school easy for your child.
Get everything ready the day before. Things will be much smoother for you as long as you are prepared with all of the supplies that you need.
Lay out the clothes your kid has chosen to wear, and have their backpack all packed and ready to go. Talk to your child about what they’d like for lunch and have everything ready to pack up the next morning.
As back to school time approaches start getting your child back into a bedtime routine. No doubt summer has seen late nights and lazy mornings so you will need to practice better sleep times for a couple of weeks before school starts.
The night before school starts give younger kids a bath, story and cuddle time routine so they can talk about any worries before an early night and a good sleep.
Eat a Good Breakfast
Some good carbs, lots of protein, and some fruit or vegetables will set him up for the day. Some families like to have a special back to school breakfast together and make it a fun tradition.
No matter how much of a nervous stomach he has, it’s not going to be made better by not having enough energy to get through the day. If they are too nervous to eat, maybe try a smoothie or oatmeal which might be a little easier on a nervous stomach.
When you get to school, smile. If you smile, then you’ll be more approachable. You can begin to make a good impression by complimenting others and joining in conversations.
Above all, remind him to just be yourself. It might be easier to approach someone else who’s not with a group of people. He could be a new student too and looking for someone to talk to.
Remind your child that a positive attitude will always make you much more approachable. So, don’t complain about everything and mope about.
Saying negative things about other people, the weather, or school in general might seem like the cool thing to do, but it can be a real turn-off. It’s better to turn on the charm and come at things with a positive twist.
Don’t Judge the Teachers
Remember, this is their first day too. Remind your child that he doesn’t know his teachers well enough to determine if they are nice or not. So, give them a chance.
It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard about a certain teacher in advance, or even what someone else says about the kid who sits next to you in homeroom. One person’s experiences are not going to be the same for everyone. Take people as you find them.
Having a positive attitude on the first day of school will really set the tone for the whole year. Pay attention and listen to what the plans are for the new school semester. It will be fun!