First Day Traditions

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  1. Ima Teacher

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    Anyone have any first day traditions?

    I went back to work today for year 20. This morning I put on my Chanel No. 5 just like I've done every year since my first year of teaching.

    That smell reminds me of my first grade teacher, so that smell makes me have happy thoughts about school. I'm such a sap. :blush:

    It's not a scent I wear often, but it's the one that I have to have to start my school year.
     
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  3. sweetlatina23

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    Aww that's very special. What a nice tradition. Good luck this year. Tomorrow is my first day with my students. I'm getting nervous.
     
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    That is sweet Ima. I think it's amazing how much smells can evoke memories.

    Every year my mom still usually buys me a back to school outfit for the first day. Usually it's just a skirt from Wal-Mart or Target, but I think it's thoughtful. So I usually do wear a new outfit on the 1st day! :)
     
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    Hey KinderCowgirl, same here I also used to wear new outfit for my first day of school.
     
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    Ditto on new outfit and new shoes:D
     
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    No new outfit--we all wear our school shirts the first day.

    I always put a little back-to-school treat in the mail boxes of my grade 7-8 team.
     
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    Good luck today!
    It's not really a tradition, but I always wear green. My school is on teams that have color names. I'm on green team, so I wear green. Quite a few teachers in the school wear the color of their team on the first day of school.
     
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    New outfit - no new shoes though! On the first day, I'm on my feet non stop and I've had some bad blister experiences.
    I had a wooden bead necklace I wore on my first day of teaching in 1985 so I almost always wear that.
     
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    I wear special jewelry. A necklace from my kids and a ring from my grandmother who inspired me to become a teacher. A new outfit is a bonus, but nt as consistent.
     

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