As part of the Private School Expo Blog Hop, I have been asked to share some School Memories with you. Since A.C. has not started school yet we will have to go waaaaaay back to my school memories. My educational journey has been a longer then average (but don’t you dare call me a professional student like hubby does, I love learning and taking on new challenges not avoiding the realities of the working world). Of course I completed elementary, middle and high school. But then I went on to an undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph, a Masters degree from the University of Toronto and finally a post graduate diploma from Humber College which lead me to a career in healthcare that I love.
From grade 1 all the way up to my post-grad diploma I remember one of the biggest decisions that had to be made every year… The First Day of School Outfit!
|First Day of Grade 1 – 1986|
Back to school shopping included not only picking up the “essentials” for school supplies, but also new clothes and shoes for the upcoming year. Once home the task became sorting out which new outfit would get the coveted First Day of School slot. I never cared too much about what I wore or keeping up with fashion trends, but somehow making sure you wore just the right thing on day 1 of the school year seemed so important. Once I was old enough to pick my own clothes my first day of school outfits were normally made up of jeans and my favorite top at the time. But as you can see from the picture above, my mom went all out on my first day of Grade 1. I think (hope) this is the only picture of me in a sweater vest floating around!
Did you have any traditions when it came to the First Day of School Outfits? What do your kids wear on the first day?
I’m participating in the Our Kids Private School Expo Blog Hop. Yesterday’s School Memories post can be found at Late Night Plays. Tomorrow, the fun is happening at Wonder Moms.
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