Our district's assistant superintendent shared out six questions to consider before the start of school. They originated from @thomascmurray. Well thank you very much because you both just inspired this post and the next five.
What will you do on day 1 that has your kids running back on day 2?
I don't think that you can over emphasize the importance of having a little fun. Playfulness on the first day is essential. We'll even get downright silly. Our Harry Potter theme inspires fun and playfulness and even the possibility of magic. Not bad for the first day! Theme inspired happenings include: