While the school year hasn’t yet begun for my daughter, it has started for many children. The first day of school is an emotional moment for both parents and children. This First and Last Day of School Interview printable will help you commemorate milestones associated with kids’ school experiences at the start and end of the school year.
My daughter is heading into her final year of elementary school. We can’t believe she’ll be in 5th grade and then a middle schooler the following school year. Time definitely flew. It seems like yesterday we were heading to kindergarten orientation full of emotion and worried about how she’ll do in a new environment. Sometimes I wish I can turn back time to relish in the moments of her younger years. Why do they keep growing? And so quickly at that!
This is why I enjoy printable keepsakes like this First & Last Day of School Interview. It allows me to document important milestones and memories.
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Know What to Ask Your Children on the First Day of School
This Interview printable takes the guesswork out of knowing what to ask your children on their first day. It covers all the details about your child’s first day of school. Whether they’re starting kindergarten or fifth grade, the questions are fun and age-appropriate. It allows children to let you know important questions like who their teacher is and what they’re looking forward to most this year. My daughter is looking forward to winning her school’s Box Tops contest so that her class can have a pizza party.
The idea behind each set of printables is simple: Sit down with your child(ren) on their first and last days of each school year to gather their responses about their likes, dislikes, friends, and more. You’ll be surprised how they change in just 10 months.
Using the Back-to-School Interview Sheet Printable
- Download and print off the interview sheets.
- Have your child(ren) fill out the answers to the questions.
- Insert the pages into protective sheets or attach the cover page into a binder or photo album.
- Include it in a storage tote or file folder with your kid’s school work and papers you’re keeping for that grade.
- The completed interview can be used as a folder cover for the school year.
The Last Day of School Interview
The Last Day of School Interview sheet also has a space for a photo. It’s a fun way to see how our children grow in one school year. I love how this interview printable allows parents to see how their children’s personalities, likes/dislikes blossom and change from the start of school to the end.
Life tends to whirl by us quickly. Be sure to cherish these precious first and last days of school moments before they are gone.