Worksheet Wednesday: School Handwriting

Tons of FREE printable worksheets @PagingSupermom site

Yikes! My boys have Meet Your Teacher this Friday — summer went WAY too fast! Technically we are ready for school to start: I’m prepared for our traditional back-to-school breakfast; I’ve washed and pressed their new school uniforms, and we’ve even pre-packed their new backpacks. But the reality is, we are not ready… We want MORE play time! So, in an attempt to get Harrison excited for kindergarten (kindergarten!!!??!), we’ve been doing a worksheet every day this week together. Since this worksheet included a backpack, Harrison loved it.

Use this back-toschool worksheet to help your little ones get a bit of writing practice before the first day of school! Or even give it to your preschoolers to keep them busy while your older Superkids prepare for the upcoming school year.

Download our free printable Back-to-School Handwriting worksheet.

For more free printable worksheets, look at our Worksheets Archive.

Back to School Photo Tips

The first day of school is a big photo opp for parents, so I thought we’d share some of our tried and true tips for getting the best out of your family’s pictures.

First Day of School Signs that coordinate with a darling Back to School Breakfast idea - lots of FREE PRINTABLES @PagingSupermom

It’s smart to do a little prep work so the morning of the first day is a breeze.

1. Have your child help pick out a favorite outfit ahead of time and be sure to set it aside — this point might seem obvious but if you’ve got little ones who are excited to wear new school clothes, this step could save a lot of hassle on the first day.

2. Take your kids in for a fresh haircut. Have you heard about the new Online Check-In App from Great Clips? It’s a free app that can save time by helping you locate your nearest salon and add your family to the wait list. For every download of the FREE app, Great Clips has pledged to donate to the Adopt a Classroom cause. Go here to learn more.

3. Be sure to download and print out our free, fill-in photo signs for your kiddos to hold in their pictures.

First Day of School Signs that coordinate with a darling Back to School Breakfast idea - lots of FREE PRINTABLES @PagingSupermom

Now for some photography tips…

Inspirational Back to School Breakfast

Okay we’ve been shamelessly teasing you about this Back to School breakfast, and we are excited to finally share today all the gorgeous photos! Instead of focusing on school buses, apples and the traditional back to school icons, we tried to be inspired instead by a mom’s love and the bittersweet feelings that often overwhelm us all on the first day of school.

I want to do a Back to School Breakfast like this for my kids - all the printables are FREE via @PagingSupermom #freeprintables #backtoschool

We want so much for our children — for all their hopes and dreams to be realized; for them to learn and grow and become amazing individuals; for them to get good grades and get along with others; for them to be invisible to the bullies and never have a bump, scrape or bad day. As much as we wish to, we simply can’t shelter them from life. However we can show them as much love as possible and urge them to be strong no matter what comes.

In my home these back to school breakfasts are a tradition and they are one of the things that I hope will inoculate my kids against all the unknowns of school. We are sharing these freebies so you can quickly throw together a send off breakfast for your kids too. Feel free to use as many or as few of the pieces as you like — we’ve got placemats, placecards, muffin toppers, a banner and even a fill-in photo sign so you can get those first day of school pictures (read our first day photo tips).

Free Printable Toppers for Muffins at a Back to School Breakfast via @PagingSupermom

Books Alive: Fox in Socks

Love this Sock Puppet Tutorial and read #FoxInSocks together! via @PagingSupermom

So happy to have Jess from Craftiness is Not Optional visiting today. She brought along a super-darling craft that goes with a book I’m betting you know and love. If you have kids (or even if not!) you’ve probably read a few Dr. Suess books. Or many of them… we have a whole stack! (I…

Worksheet Wednesday: Summer Handwriting

Summer-Worksheet-Free-Printable

This week’s worksheet will bring some warm weather excitement to handwriting practice. With our summer words printable your little ones can practice writing, reading and coloring the best of summer.

Books Alive: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Spaghetti Ties up the Town from #CloudyWithAChanceofMeatballs via @PagingSupermom

We are super excited that Laura is here from Make Life Lovely to share a fun idea that goes along with one of Bettijo’s favorite children’s books. I am so happy to be part of this summer reading series! I taught elementary school for seven years, and have a great love for children’s books. One…

Free Printable Back to School Banner

Pennants say "Hit the Books" - love this Free printable Back to School Banner from @PagingSupermom #freeprintables

The transition from lazy summer days back to a strict school schedule can be tough on kids. I like to decorate the house a bit to help the kids get excited for the change. Before I tell you about our back to school banner, though, I wanted to let you know about a easy opportunity…