When I plan the features for The Mailbox® magazine Preschool edition, I always struggle over what to put in the “Welcome to School” unit in the August/September issue. It’s such an odd time of the year because you’re working on classroom routines and rules, plus you’re getting acquainted with your little ones. Yet I know that many of you begin your year with a theme. Apples is always a big one! But doing apples every year could make everyone involved feel a little rotten. (Ha! Do you see what I did there?)
I’ve done dinosaurs, outer space, cowboys and cowgirls, royalty—and, of course, apples. Click on the images to go to a couple fun “Welcome to School” features. Outer space is a particular favorite of mine! What is your favorite back-to-school theme? I’m always looking for new ones, and I would love to see your ideas!