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First Day of Kindergarten…Take Two!

Well. What a week it has been over here in Terrell world. A few weeks ago I shared with you Lennox’s first day of the last few months of Montessori. We had decided to let Lennox stay at her Montessori school while we sold our house, found a new house and got settled. Our original hope was that she would get into a Charter school in the area, but the two weeks came and went and we didn’t get in. So that idea went out the window – some crushed hopes but it was reality and we moved on. 

Lennox started school, her old teacher was back – everything was going along smoothly. Tuesday comes along and ring ring ring goes my phone. It was our top choice school calling telling us they had someone not show up for the school year and Lennox’s name was next on the list! We couldn’t say yes fast enough! Honestly, a week into it – I still can’t believe she got in. 

So we hustled around to notify her current school, find aftercare, buy supplies (which by the way is super hard 2-3 weeks into school), buy uniforms and get ready! Then came Monday night and the night before Kindergarten! 

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I don’t think any of us could believe it was time for Lennox to head to her new school and Kindergarten! Wasn’t she just born a few days ago? 

We redid her first day of school photos – because you know – I have to! She was just a tad excited!

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Of course she wanted a picture with Daddy…
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Before we headed out the door and to her new school. She walked in like the biggest girl around, met her new teacher, saw her new room and then said a quick goodbye and never looked back! It’s about the cutest thing when I see her trot down the sidewalk in the morning and into the school – all on her own. She is growing up so quickly!!kindergarten-04

Here’s to a great year and hopefully a great 12 years at her new school! kindergarten-03

Last Few Months of Montessori

Yesterday should have been Lennox’s first day at public kindergarten but we are in the (crazy) process of getting our house on the market and eventually moving. Since we’ll be moving to a different town we decided to leave Lennox in her Montessori school for a few more months. She spends so much time there and her little world is going to change so much, that keeping something constantly the same (school), was a good idea that my dad came up with. Thanks Dad!

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So yesterday, even though she goes to Montessori year round, was an exciting day for Lennox. Her teacher from last year (who has been on Maternity leave since February), was back and Lennox could not wait to get to school and see her! This year she is the big kid in class, and gets to be a class leader to help out the littles.

We saved the traditional back to school photos for when she starts public kindergarten later this year, but I just had to snap a few pictures before she headed out the door – as she looked extra cute and excited!

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Here’s to a great few last months of Montessori where she can “stretch her mind” (as her teacher says), and learn so much! Soak in the goodness Lennox, we sure will miss Montessori once we leave!

Back to School Homework Center

DIY Back to School Homework Corner

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Lennox will be starting Kindergarten this year, which I can’t even believe, but it’s the truth and we are getting ready for it! Her new backpack and lunch box is purchased, we have started her back to school clothing shopping and now it’s time to get a work area together for her at home. Although there isn’t a ton of take home work in Kindergarten, I know there will be some – and I wanted to create excitement around going to school. So the other weekend I surprised Lennox with a homework corner in our home office room!

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With a move in or near future, I didn’t want to create something that would damage the wall and require hooks and nails, so I went to Walmart and purchased some Command™ hooks and Scotch® Brand items in the Craft aisle.

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These are so easy to use and will really stay up on the wall, even our textured walls. I always have a variety of sizes at home but purchased some clear hooks as well as a clear caddy to use of this project. If you haven’t tried these, they are great at Christmas time too.

DIY Back to School Homework Corner

What you will need:

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  • Command™ Damage Free Hanging Hooks, Adhesive Strips and Caddy
  • School supplies (Pens, Pencils, Markers, Crayons, Ruler, etc)
  • Small Clipboard or Sign
  • ABC Stickers
  • Small Clothespins
  • Small Metal Buckets or containers
  • Desk or Small Table

Instructions:

STEP ONE: Gather all your supplies and figure out your layout before starting. Don’t worry if you measure something wrong or make a mistake, since these are just stuck to the wall, it’s easy to remove them and place them somewhere else without leaving any damage behind! 

STEP TWO: Start by hanging your 3 – 4 metal buckets. I found these back to school themed buckets in the Dollar Spot and they were just the right size and theme, and only a $1!  

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I used Command™ Clear hooks that had moving hooks on them – perfect for hanging something that isn’t flat.

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STEP THREE: Once you have hung the buckets, it’s time to hang the clear caddy. This is great to add a ruler, paint and paper to. I centered it below the buckets. This caddy came with its own Command™ adhesive strips with a refill so you can move it later if needed.

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STEP FOUR: I decorated the little black clipboard with ABC stickers to make a personalized sign – “Lennox’s Homework Corner”. I then stuck it to the wall using the Command™ adhesive strips as well.

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STEP FIVE: I wanted to add a few places for Lennox to add her artwork and homework. I decided to use mini clothespins and stick them to the wall by cutting the Command™ adhesive strips in half. Lennox has been using them quite a bit and they have stayed on the wall well!

scotch-homework-center-02STEP SIX: Fill up all the buckets and containers with school supplies and let your kiddo start creating and working!

scotch-homework-center-03 Lennox loved her new homework corner and is almost ready for Kindergarten! We are still waiting to hear on which school she will be attending but I’m anxious to hear and ready to get the final things ready for her – it will be a big day for all of us! At least now we know she will have a dedicated spot to do her work and can feel like a big girl!
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You can find lots of great projects to do with Command™ products here, as well.

What type of work center would you create with Command™ Products and Scotch® Brand?