Tuesday, August 24, 2010

For everything there is a season....

For everything there is a season, 
and a time for every purpose under heaven. 
(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

Yes, today is the first day of school.

Sending off my (gulp) third-grader for the fourth time to his first day of school.

 (to see the other pics in this series check out this post here.)


And what a blessing, to have a wonderful school to send him to.
To know that there will be pencils and pens, markers and paper.
To have the funds to buy school supplies.
To have the luxury of buying him a new lunchbox.
To have the comfort of knowing that his teeth was checked by a dentist, his health was checked by a doctor, and when he outgrows his shoes, there will be new ones to fit his growing feet.

I am so incredibly blessed.

DonorsChoose.org - Give to public schools!
In honor of the first day of school, I'm giving away one $10 giving card to Donors Choose.
Because there are schools, teachers, and students that are not as blessed as I am.

Leave me a comment telling me your favorite back-to-school tradition and you'll be entered to win. 
Tell a friend via Facebook or Twitter and I'll give you an extra entry.
If I hit 36 entries, I'll give out two $10 gifts.
Please help me out and leave a separate comment for each entry (comment, Twitter, Facebook).
Ends on Friday...


Jendeis said...

What a wonderful idea!

My favorite tradition was buying new school supplies. There's just something about those perfect and new spiral notebooks. :)

JanetheWriter said...

Yup, I'm with Jendeis...it's all about the notebooks. I just bought a new one last week for my grad school class -- Race, Politics and the Media -- that starts next Tuesday.

Otir said...

My back to school tradition is taking a picture at the bus stop on the first day of school. I have even started to take short clip videos once I got a flip, and now that finding some place to develop pictures is a challenge.

I am putting all the pictures in a book that shows the time go by and the boys grow.

I don't remember any tradition going back to the time when I was the school student!

Jew Wishes said...

What a lovely post, reminding me of school days gone by. Buying school supplies brings back fond memories.

RivkA with a capital A said...

it's not unique, but it's still my favorite

on the first day of school, we take a picture of all three kids together, just before they leave our home

I have pictures spanning all these years....

my second favorite, believe it or not, is going shopping for school supplies with the kids. I love watching them pick out what they like while learning to stay within our family's budget