I’m not quite ready to head back to school yet, but I’ve been ankle deep unpacking boxes at my new school so I thought it was time to get myself in a whimsical mood about school. The season of back to school always reminds me of the movie, “You’ve Got Mail” with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. I love the scene where Fall is described as needing to receive a bouquet of sharpened pencils. I thought I’d create the next best thing for our dining room table centerpiece. I used an old bud vase, pencils, eraser caps and ribbon. I tied it all together with a wooden school bus glued onto the front. Nothing says school like a bright, yellow bus and as you probably saw from my Leapfrog Touch Magic Bus Review, Riley loves school buses.
I just love the eraser caps! They remind me of all the bright school supplies that my students will be bringing into school at the beginning of the school year.
We try to eat the majority of our meals together at our dining room table and I just love walking in to sit down and seeing these. I actually start to get excited about the upcoming year. Although I love my summers with Riley, I start to look forward to the change in the season and the way the students and faculty approach the beginning of the school year. There’s always a clean slate when you start the school year. This year I have a huge clean slate. My elementary school closed last year so I’m starting in a new school, which is double the size of my old one. I have a whole new staff and a lot more students to get to know. I was at my former elementary school for six years and I knew every student in my school by name. I want to walk into my new school just as bright and shiny as these eraser caps. Ready to work and inspire!
I had to give you the full shot of the table because I just love the place mats that I found. They’re owls! Love! I tied the centerpieces and the place mats all in by using the orange ribbon. I’m definitely ready for fall. Who’s with me?
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