Tuesday, August 24, 2010

School Countdown!

When I stopped to think this morning (after my cup of coffee, of course), I realized that Tyler starts school in eleven days. In eleven days, I will have a kindergartner. I can't believe it. Not only is this summer over, but my oldest baby will be in school. I then realized that with all the chaos in our house over the last few weeks, he may be a little anxious and I wanted to spend some time preparing him for his big day. After all it will be here before we know it!

I saw in a magazine ideas for how to countdown the days. I adjusted one of the ideas and came up with a paper chain-- each link marking a day. The idea was to rip a link off as each day passed. As Tyler was working on the project, he said that he did not want to take it apart but instead leave it like it is, which was fine by me!

We cut the links, decorated them with stickers and markers, and then glued them together. Tyler was so excited to be working on something! Here is Tyler with the finished product (ignore the fact that he is still in his jammies!):
On each link I wrote the date. Here is the "last" day, aka., first day of school:

Our finished product on display:

2 comments:

IUgirl78 said...

We love those paper links as a countdown over here, too. Though we usually have fights about whose turn it is to take off a link. :) Hope everything is going well with school and the new baby!!

Pigtail Momma said...

How fun! I'll have to remember that for next year. I hope Tyler is having fun at Kindergarten!!