It's hard to believe that the first day of school is right around the corner! Teachers are back in the building, workshops are underway, and the energy is starting to pick up before students arrive. In celebration of the most wonderful time of the year, I have created this set of graphics for you to download and use. They feature a back to school pattern and bold countdown numbers, as well as a welcome back graphic. Here are a few ideas for how to make the most of these files:
1) Print them
Use one of the PDF files in the download folder (pick your ideal size, 8.5x11 or 10x10) and print a few copies of the graphics. Take photos of new faculty/staff holding each number and post them on your school's social media channels prior to the first day. This is a great way to highlight new faculty and staff while also generating a bit of buzz about returning to school.
2) Post them
Use the JPG files in the download folder to post directly to your school's social media channels, perhaps accompanying daily announcements or simply to celebrate your community coming together again.
3) Send them
Email the files to current families or faculty to share directly with their classroom parents. Encourage families to talk to their children about transitioning back to school and the anxiety that can often accompany it. This New York Times article would be a great resource to send as well.
I hope you are able to enjoy the very end of the summer and are feeling grateful for the opportunity to help your students grow and thrive in the coming year.