Back-to-school time brings some mixed emotions. On the one hand, the kids are excited about new classrooms and old friends. On the other, it means an end to staying up late and spending all day playing. Parents also face some interesting feelings. There’s the elation of feeling like you might finally be able to get stuff done without kiddos underfoot, but it also means less quality time together. For many of us, it also means a return to things like alarm clocks and packing lunches, mad dashes to beat the morning bell, and the occasional meltdown over what to wear. (Oh, and the kids might melt down, too.) 😉
After going on two vacations and getting three kids ready for school, I, for one, am more than thrilled that my children started school today! I don’t say this too often, but I am 100% happy to be back to work!!! I love my children, but I also love my job. Who knows, maybe I’ll even make a point to take a little time for myself! So to celebrate, I’ve put together some school coloring pages for kids.
There are a lot of items that symbolize back-to-school, and we’ve hit on some of them with these coloring pages. From the old-fashioned school house, to big yellow buses and bright, shiny apples for the teacher, there’s no shortage of ways to communicate back-to-school. It’s time to sharpen those pencils, put on those new school clothes, and get ready to learn!
This time of year also brings with it the reality that fall is here. We have to say goodbye to summer fun and get our calendars all set up with school activities, fundraisers, sports practice and games, and a whole lot more. In many parts of the US, fall also means the leaves are about to change colors and some of our favorite holidays are on their way. But, before we start thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, it’s probably best to take a little time to settle into routines and get the school year off to a great start.