Both of the boys are back in school and full time now. I have a fourth grader and kindergarten kid in the house. For three days now, JSL has cried at drop off. Thursday was a little different since he went in about 40 minutes late after an ENT appointment. We have found something that seems to help at least a little (unless his teachers tell me otherwise). We implemented The Kissing Hand technique thanks to the book by Audrey Penn. Each morning, when I drop JSL off, we power-up our kissing hands to make sure we are both ready for the day away from each other.
When he came out of school on Thursday, I noticed his left hand was rather blue. We arrived at home and there was a surprise inside his backpack. Check this out:
JSL’s blue outlined fingers were from making his own kissing hand. I may not be Mrs. Raccoon and JSL isn’t Chester, but this may be a great tradition that works for us at the start of a new school year, or a day he’s nervous or sad.
So my question for you today:
Do you have any traditions or items that you have done to help your kids to ease into the school routine? If you do not have children, what helped you as a child?
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that is so awesome.
my son actually started k3 and the teacher sent home “homework” for the parents…
We were to trace our hands and draw a heart in it or kiss in it and then send it back… it was to go with the book they had just read, the kissing hand! now, I need to go and read it :)
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What a great idea! I never had a problem with my boys and separation for school. No traditions here for going off to school. Have a great weekend!
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Awwww! How sweet it that? Princess Nagger usually picks out one special thing to bring to school with her (small stuffed animal, favorite book, a trinket, etc.) that’s sort of like her security blanket for the day. Seems to make it easier to send her off on the big yellow bus. ;) Yesterday’s choice was wearing her fox ears and tail – her teacher is super cool…let her keep the tail on all day, as long as she took off the ears. :)
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I LOVE that!
My daughter is reading this book too.
My kids just went into school without looking back! Haha. No problems at all with them. Now with me, that was another matter. I needed a kissing hand :)
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What a great idea! We never had a problem with any of the kids. In fact I can’t think of a single kid in our family who did.
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I should probably start a cute little fun tradition but for now I just talk a lot about school a few weeks before it starts :)
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Too cute. We really never did anything special except the first day Mommy took them ( bus or no) and it was fortunate that my two oldest was close in age, and my two youngest were close in age. There was a gap in the middle because I lost a child in between the four. The only thing we did was a week before school started I started them getting off to bed at school time instead of summer time to get use to that.
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Our kids were always excited about school as are the grandkids. When our kids were growing up their dad did give them a father’s blessing the night before the first day of school. ;)
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I really can’t think of anything at the moment.
Have a great Aloha Friday!
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