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First Day of School Photos

By Brenda Ponnay

Today was my daughter’s first day of kindergarten. It was a pretty big deal so I decided to commemorate the day with a little photo session.

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I printed up a sign and had her pose with it. As you can see she’s a bit of a ham when the camera comes out.

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Then we went inside and made a scrapbook page to commemorate her first day of kindergarten. I created a print-out with her name and class information and then a few lines to write her goals down. She can write her name so I let her fill in that part. The rest she dictated to me.

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I’ve made one for you if you’d like to play along too.  Click here to download your First Day of School printable.

I want to be a rockstar when I grow up.

I love that she wants to be a rockstar when she grows up but part of me is worried it might actually come true!

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First Day of School Printable

I also tried to document the day. This was a little tricky for us since it was an early morning for us (and my daughter likes to go through many wardrobe changes) but I got a few good ones:

life is so funny!

Apparently, breakfast is hilarious when you’re five.

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this is how we brush our teeth

Don’t all kids brush their teeth while riding their tricycles? No? Whatever works is what I say.

standing by her classroom door

Then off to school she went! I’m so proud of her.

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My baby is growing up!

Find more Back-to-School Ideas here!

About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, mak...

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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Jennyroo
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Jennyroo

Oooooooh! I would love to win a target gift card! Pick me, please!

Alyssa
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Alyssa

What adorable pictures! 

Erin
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Erin

Oh I love that idea, it’s adorable and would make a great keepsake. Adorable pictures, she looks so excited for her first day of school!

Sally
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Sally

Oh, my kids need new pants, so that gift card would be AWESOME.

Dawn K.
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Dawn K.

My 16 month old grew three shoe sizes this summer. To say she needs new shoes would be an understatement!

Dena
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Dena

Love first day of school pictures! Love Target!

Heather
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Heather

They grow up way to fast!

kj
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kj

With three growing boys, a Target gift card would be wonderful! 🙂

Everyday Mama
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Love, love your printable and photo ideas! Very cute. We start kinder in two days so it’s perfect timing. Also, Target is my favorite shop….shhhh!

Jess
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The printable is adorable! Saving it for the day my little one goes off to school. Sniff sniff. Good thing that’s far away.

And of course, Target rocks, too!

Sonja lange
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Sonja lange

We love shopping!

Jenn Marez
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Jenn Marez

She is so big!!! And so beautiful. Congrats to you Brenda for an awesome job getting her ready for her big day 🙂

jL
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I have twins that just turned 1 but I am making sure to send the link to this page to myself so I can do this for them in four years when they go to school. How crafty and awesome. Also, your daughter is gorgeous!!!

Sam
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I can’t believe Bug is old enough for kindergarten! I love the scrapbook page idea…and the photo, of course. And riding your tricycle while brushing – multi-tasking at such a young age!

Brooke
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Brooke

Your daughter is adorable! My favorite pic is the teeth brushing/ tricycle shot. Way to multi-task!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

What great pictures and what a great idea! I’ll have to do this for my son who starts preschool this year 🙂

Julie L
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Julie L

Your pictures bring back memories of when my daughter was young 🙂
thanks

Yara
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Yara

When she becomes a rockstar (I mean if) I will so buy that album! Oh, and suddenly I’m hoping maybe she becomes a young star, so I don’t feel so old saying “I knew her when she was five!” haha : ) 

Katie
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Katie

Cool idea. She’s going to get a kick out of reading that someday when she’s older.

brandi
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brandi

I love that she is brushing her teeth on a tricycle. That rules.

Cee
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Cee

Adorable – I love that the first dress coordinates with the lunch box!

Jenn S
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Jenn S

Such a cute idea!  Have fun in kindergarten Bug!

Emily
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Emily

What a fun way to commemorate the first day of school. I love the idea of having her write down her goals. That will be fun to look back on over the years!

Kim
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Kim

Thanks for the printable! M starts kindergarten next Monday and that’s just what we needed! And a Target gift card couldn’t hurt either 😉

Elizabeth Hosto
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Elizabeth Hosto

Such cute pictures, I can’t wait to use this with my boys, one starts 1st grade this year the other preschool! Thanks.

Kat
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Kat

What a great keepsake idea!

Ally
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Ally

I could totally use that right now!

Mami2jcn
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Mami2jcn

The toothbrush picture is hilarious!  Thanks for sharing.

Kim
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Kim

Love the scrapbook page – thanks!

uncle shawn
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uncle shawn

peace and quiet when they are at school

whoorl
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So exciting for Bug, and I love the template! (Although, I had to laugh at the filling in the name part. I also taught Wito how to print his name in all capital letters, and was told by our kinder teacher that “they try to encourage proper use of upper and lowercase letters.” First day, and I’m already doing it wrong! Ha!)

Kerri
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Kerri

I love the idea of taking a picture with the date and school grade.  Cute cute!

Jackie Sargent
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Jackie Sargent

Very sweet! I’m sending a kid to college almost a month from today. Wow. Time does fly!

Keri
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Keri

Love the ideas! I will have to do that this year!

Tara V
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Tara V

What an adorable photo shoot and an ADORABLE kindergartener!

Meghan
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Bug is starting Kindergarten?! My how the years fly by. Hope her first day was wonderful, and I hope I get picked for the Target card, I could definitely use it!

Amy
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Amy

So sweet! My daughter started kindergarten yesterday also! Happy new school year, fun! 

Abby
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Abby

Hi, this is very fun. thanks!

Sara Schneider
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Great idea and great printable, thank you!  And what fun can I have at Target with 100 bones?  A LOT with 3 littles running about! 🙂

Kim
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Kim

Love the scrapbook page – thanks for sharing!

Andrea
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cute ideas!!  I would LOVE to win the gift card too!

Lisa
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Lisa

The pics of your daughter are adorable…and I love Target!

Jill
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Jill

Your daughter is adorable! I love the sign she’s holding. What a neat idea!

chris
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chris

How sweet! I am pregnant with my first and I already feel like the first day of kindergarten is going to come faster than I know it.

Krystle
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Krystle

This is such a fun idea. I hope that I can remember it in 5 years when my baby is going off to school! Thanks!!

Jonelle Bell
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fingers and toes crossed! pick me! pick me!
Jonelle

justJENN
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Very cute! Congrats on the first day and many more to come!

tasterspoon
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tasterspoon

Wow, your daughter gets a lot done before school! Congratulations to her (and you) on reaching and celebrating this huge milestone.

brittany
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brittany

i should try brushing my teeth on my bike before school, she makes it look so easy!

Michelle G.
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Michelle G.

The photos are wonderful, Bug is getting so tall and so pretty!  I hope Kindergarten is wonderful all year long for you and her.