16 Ideas to Kickstart Back-to-School + Free Printable

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We are absolutely loving summer, but we're excited to help you find some new ways to get back in the groove of school in the coming weeks. We wanted to start early to take the stress off the end of summer! Enjoy our fresh ideas to give you a jumpstart on the new school year.
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1. Help your kids get into a routine with this After-School Routine Clock from Playful Notes! This also works for morning routines before school. Great visual for younger children who have trouble keeping track of time!
2. A fun t-shirt makes the first day of school extra special. We've got you covered! All designs are fully customizable and great for boys excited for the new year. (Girls shirts are further below in this post!)
I Dig Preschool Shirt by Maley Designs
    
3. Show your child's new teacher your support AND help keep the classroom clean and healthy! These free printable labels are perfect for gifting a bottle of hand sanitizer to start the new year.
LEGO Building Blocks idea and label from Mama Cheaps
Hands Down Best Teacher label from Skip to My Lou
 
4. We've pulled together some fresh, healthy lunch ideas to keep your kiddos well-fed this year!
Healthy School Lunch Ideas (Roundup 13!) from 100 Days of Real Food
5. Getting dressed before school doesn't have to be madness. Plan out the week ahead with this Outfit Closet Organizer idea from 40 Eighteen. Budget friendly and easy to implement!
6. Feed growing bodies and learning brains with a healthy and nutrient-rich breakfast! Take the hassle out of cooking with these make-ahead breakfast options for a busy morning. 
Peanut Butter Breakfast Bites from Six Sisters' Stuff
         
7. As promised, we have adorable back-to-school t-shirts for girls to celebrate a new year! All designs are fully customizable, so your girl will be rocking her own unique style from day one. Available for all grades!
3rd Grade Tribe Shirt by Maley Designs
2nd Grade is Magical Shirt by Maley Designs
Hello Preschool Shirt by Maley Designs
     
8. Make the First Day of School a milestone to remember! We created a special First Day of School Printable Sign, perfect for photos and making memories! Click below to get the full PDF with grades Pre-K through 6th grade. Don't forget to tag us with your sign @maleydesigns on Instagram to be featured.
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Thanks for reading. We hope you have a great first day of school this year!

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9 Back to School Ideas for Teachers + Free Printable

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We love you, teachers! We're thankful for all you to care for and nurture our little ones, and we wanted to make back to school a little easier for you this fall. Take a look at our top ideas for kick-starting the new school year!
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1. It's always awkward on the first day of school. New grade, new faces, and a mixture of excitement and nervousness. These icebreaker questions and activities should help lighten the mood and start the year off easier!
2. We know you love your students. This shirt is the perfect way to show it! Our own My Favorite People Call Me Shirt is fully customizable.
3. Spruce up your classroom hand sanitizer bottles this year with these cute printable labels! 
Hand Sanitizer Bathroom Passes from Mrs. B's Beehive
4. FREE Printable for you to use in your classroom all year long! 
We had Sara design an inspirational quote for you to inspire your students during the school year. Sign-up for our email list to receive the FREE printable. 
5. Check out this cute pencil shirt to rock this school year. Add your name for a personalized style! Personalized Pencil Teacher Shirt by Maley Designs.
6. This "Math About Me" poster from School and the City is an engaging and fun way for your students to learn about you at the beginning of the year. Simple to make and reusable year after year!
7. TeachJunkie has some cute Printable Classroom Posters to encourage your students this year.
8. We love this punny cactus design! This year will be "on point"!
Third Grade On Point by Maley Designs
9. Celebrate a great first day of school with these Free First Day of School Necklaces from TeachJunkie!
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Thanks for reading. Here's to a fresh start and a new school year!

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Behind The Makers: Balancing Fatherhood & A Small Business

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Harmonizing business and family is a challenge that only a strong and goal-oriented father can handle! Happy Father's Day to our very own Neil Maley!

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100 Days Of School Ideas

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