Interview Your Student for Back-to-School

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Record back-to-school memories with a student interview. Life as MOM contributor Janel explains her family’s back-to-school tradition. Grab the free printable and interview your own student.

After nearly three months spent traveling throughout the country and staying at 18 different homes and hotels, my family is finally getting settled again. Although my girls enjoyed some precious summer days playing fairies with their cousins and making perfume with their West Coast friends, it’s time to get back into a normal routine and head back to school.

Here in our part of Virginia, schools resume after Labor Day, so we’re still in the preparation stages. One of my favorite “back-to-school” traditions is to interview each of my children. Kids change so much in the course of a year — I just love looking back and seeing their progress. I still remember when Ella was four and aspired to be a race car driver, an astronaut, a ballerina AND a teacher.

It’s a simple little printable that you can download and use for your own student interviews. There is a box where you can have your child draw a picture of her first day of school OR paste a photograph of the day. Then, ask your child the questions and write down the answers.

If your child is old enough, let him fill out the questionnaire on his own. Kid handwriting is precious too!

Get this FREE Back-to-School Printable Pack

Take things a little easier this year by downloading this FREE Back-to-School printable pack. The pack includes:

  • a form to interview your student and record what he or she is into this year.
  • a printable form to fill out and sign to excuse a tardy or absence
  • printable lunchbox love notes
  • grade level signs for that inevitable first day of school picture (in both colored and color-able formats)

Get the printables pack for FREE when you sign up for the Life as Mom newsletter, aka the Tip Sheet.

A girl in a pink shirt looking at the camera.

Janel is a stay-at-home mom of two daughters and a “law school wife” in Virginia. Raised in a budget-conscious and DIY-minded family, she blogs about motherhood, crafts, and living on a law school budget at Life with Lucie and Ella.

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