I can’t even believe it, but school’s almost out for my kids.
Though I’m totally psyched to begin our Smart Summer Challenge this year, I’m also always a little sad when the school year ends.
It means my kids are getting older and that time continues to move . . . quickly.
This year, especially I feel like I’m having a difficult time as Maddy moves into the wilds of middle school leaving Owen and Cora behind in elementary school. It has been a true joy for me to have all three kids in one school for the last three years.
And I cannot even begin to wrap my head around the fact that I began this blog even before Maddy started Kindergarten. Insanity.
But also awesome, I know. I have so much to be thankful for–that is a fact.
So I’ll spare you the waterworks–that will surely come on Friday at her Fifth Grade Recognition Ceremony (sob!)–and instead I’ll share something that I created for all three of my little loves so that they can stay in touch with their buddies through the long summer months.
It’s pretty cool. And it’s something they’ll just shove in their binder for the last few days, pull out before and after school and maybe at lunchtime.
Here’s the skinny. . .
Help Kids Stay in Touch With Friends When School’s Out–Autograph Sheet:
This is a super-easy and fun sheet, and the emphasis here is that kids will write their phone number or address so that they can communicate over the summer.
If kids are old enough and their parents permit it, then hopefully kids can write down their email address or instagram name.
Any way they want to stay in touch, they share.
Download the printable and help kids stay in touch with friends when school’s out:
It’s simple and easy.
And when I showed the kids today, they were pretty happy. And I’ll be pretty happy mid-summer when they ask for a playdate with a pal and I tell them to reach out and plan it themselves!
How do you keep kids connected with their pals over the summer? It’s not easy–so I’m open for ideas and suggestions!
Are your kids still in school?
Do you want them to do a little ‘thank you’ writing to their teachers? Definitely check out this post over on Scholastic Parents: