The mister always "works from home" on the first day. As soon as we drop off all the kids we go and have breakfast and have a chance to catch up.
Other fun traditions we do:
1. Set goals
Each of our kids set goals for what they want to accomplish during the school year. We discuss each goal with them at the beginning of the year and again at the end of the year. They love seeing their progress!
2. B2S youth swim party
Now that our oldest is in the youth group at our church, we always host the B2S swim party. It is such a fun tradition and it is neat to watch the youth pray over a new school year.
3. Bible verse for the year
Each year we select a new verse to pray over our kids as they start a new year. We pray this verse all year long. This years verse is:
"My child listen and be wise. Keep your heart on the right course." Proverbs 23:19