The Goddard School of Waukee issued the following announcement on Aug. 12
The first day of school is an exciting time for children. Capture their excitement with a first day of school time capsule.
Pens or pencils
Create a label for your time capsule. Be sure to include a note that reads, “Do not open this until the last day of school!”
For older children, have them place one of their hands onto a piece of paper and trace it. For younger children, dip one of their hands in non-toxic paint and press it onto a piece of paper. Label the paper with the date and the year of school your child is entering.
For older children, ask some fun school-related questions on or right before their first day. What are they most excited for on their first day? What are they nervous about? What do they think they will do on their first day? Record their answers. After school, ask them about their day and record those answers. For younger children, write down some of their favorite things and fun facts about them. Record your thoughts and feelings about their first day of school, too. When you pick your children up, ask their teachers how the day went and write their answers down.
For older children, use a piece of string to measure their height. Have them stand up straight and pull the string up to the tops of their heads. Snip off the excess down by their feet and wind the string around itself so it fits in the time capsule. For younger children, have your children lie down, measure their length from head to toe with a piece of string, cut off any excess and wrap it around itself.
Take pictures and print them out. That way, you won’t have to scroll through your phone to find those first-day photos.
Assemble all the time capsule’s contents and tuck the container away until the last day of school. Just don’t forget where you put it!
What else will you put in your child’s first day of school time capsule?
Original source can be found here.
Source: The Goddard School of Waukee