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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Day Of School

Today was the first day of School for my middle school aged son. He was groaning a bit as he headed out the door with a loaded backpack, a check for lunch money and a bright red shirt the school provided for him to wear so he could be recognized in the halls, as he is an 8th grade leader helping to transition the new 7th graders in on their first day.
The problem for me is, it is still August 25th and that seems much too early for the 1st day of school! I did a small amount of school shopping last week, but I just can't seem to get it into my head that school days are truly here again. That means I need to do some serious shopping soon, as my son grew like a weed all summer long and all of his pants are way too short and most of his shirts look like they shrunk even though they didn't.
I may do the rest of my shopping online as the crowds at my local discount store are sure to be large. They always are.
If you're interested in Green Life shopping for your back to school needs, I found a store online that offers everything from recycled OBon Binders to recycled newspaper pencils, even recycled juice pack lunchboxes! Here is their link:
The Ultimate Green Store

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Summer's Last Fling

My son only has two weeks until school starts up again. He is feeling the 'end of summer blues' and lamenting that it won't be long until the alarm will go off every morning, and he will be back in the routine of homework. I hope it will be a good year this year. Middle school can be hard.
Teachers are also busy getting their classrooms prepared for the onslaught of children's voices and backpacks, questions and laughter. To let kids know who you are, why not wear an embroidered polo shirt with your name and the grade you teach on it? And some schools have special dress-down days for teachers on Fridays where they can wear t-shirts and jeans to school.
So here are some teacher tshirts and hats for back to school wear.
2nd Grade Teacher Hat embroideredhat
2nd Grade Teacher Hat by teachertshirts

I Heart Kindergarten Teacher shirt
I Heart Kindergarten Teacher by teachertshirts

Funny School Principal T-shirt shirt
Funny School Principal T-shirt by teachertshirts

So what are you doing for summer's last fling? Does your family take a last vacation before school begins, or do you spend your time at the pool or the beach if you're lucky enough to live near one. Video games and movies are popular at our house, and since I don't let my son watch them on school days, he wants to make sure he gets his fill before 'real life' sets back in. We also like to make day trips to historical sites and lucky for me, he seems to enjoy learning how to cook so we've been exploring some culinary treats. Whatever you like to do before school starts, enjoy it while you can!

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