Getting Ready for Back to School

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I’m not sure who ever coined the term, lazy summer days, because our summer has been anything but. Actually it’s been a bit of a whirlwind and somehow it’s already nearly over. I know here in Arizona we head back to school earlier than most places, but still, with school supplies lining the aisles, here is our round up of some colorful back to school ideas from the archives.

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Neon Back to School Party Free Printable Invitation at PagingSupermom.com

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9 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

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Today we have a bunch of easy gift ideas to help you get ready for Teacher Appreciation week next month. We hear teachers spend a lot of time grading papers; so this handmade star stamp is a sweet gift your little one’s teacher can put to good use.

DIY Star Stamp Teacher Gift with FREE Printable via @PagingSupermom

DIY Star Stamp Teacher Gift with FREE Printable via @PagingSupermom

TO MAKE: For this star stamp you’ll need our free printable Star Teacher Stamp Label template, mod podge, pink eraser, craft knife, super glue and a block of wood.

You may be able to find precut blocks of wood at the craft store. We cut our wood from an inexpensive 1×2 board. You may not know this, but 1x2s actually measure 3/4 x 1-1/2 inches… you know, just to be confusing. Using a simple miter box and saw cut these boards down to 1-1/2 inch pieces. The block’s finished dimensions should be 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 3/4 inches. Let the kids sand the block so it’s nice and smooth.

DIY Star Stamp Teacher Gift with FREE Printable via @PagingSupermom

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2012 First Day of School Signs

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Find our 2013 First Day of School signs here.

Aimee’s back to school photo signs were a hit last year, and we’ve already had requests for 2012 versions. We’re happy to oblige! Our kids won’t be heading back to school for another week so today we did a little dress rehearsal of the first day of school. Can I just tell you that a photoshoot in 100+ degree weather is brutal?! We had to cool off with popsicles afterward.

Free First Day Of School Photo Signs Printable for Every Grade! #backtoschool #back2school

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Preschool Graduation Goodies

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Aimée mentioned yesterday that we have some super-cool preschool graduation ideas. We’re sharing them today over on One Charming Party, and here’s why: at each holiday party for Piper’s preschool class this year, I have re-created ideas from One Charming Party — like the Popcorn Turkey and Donut Tree — and I’ve developed a bit of a reputation. Now everyone is expecting something spectacular for Preschool Graduation. The problem? There aren’t any preschool graduation party ideas on One Charming Party… yet!

Preschool Graduation Party Treat Ideas

After racking my brain for ideas and coming up completely blank, it hit me

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