We know this year’s back-to-school vibe is not quite what kids (and parents) are used to. The typical excitement of checking out a new classroom or meeting this year’s teacher has been replaced with Chromebooks in the living room and learning the ins-and-outs of the mute button.
With all the uncertainty about the year ahead, it’s even more important to celebrate our kiddos as they enter the next chapter in their education. In anticipation of distance learning starting off this week and next in most school districts, we have created an editable printable to keep the traditional First Day of School photos going. The kids may not be wearing backpacks, but hopefully they’ll sport a smile for their first day!
How It Works
“Purchase” the FREE printable by adding it to your cart here and proceeding as if buying (do not use PayPal). No charges will be made, and you will not be required to enter payment information. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email from Portland Mom Collective, followed by a second, separate email from Corjl, the online software that will allow you to customize the file.
Follow the link provided by Corjl and create an account to edit (it’s easy!). Select the areas you would like to change, including name, grade level, teacher name, and school name. It’s easier to edit the text in the text box on the right side of the screen instead of within the document itself. Please note that Corjl works best with Safari or Chrome, and you may have difficulties with Internet Explorer or Firefox. You can also edit documents on your mobile device.
Once you have finished customizing, save the file and download it. Then print it out (we printed on cardstock); frame it if you’re faaaaancy. If you want to make a sign for different children, simply hit “Revert to Original” on the left hand side in Corjl and go through the same process for each kiddo.
Share Your Photo with Us
Take your first day photos, post them on Instagram, and include the hashtag #pmcfirstday2020. We’ll feature pictures on our Instagram stories as these epic first days roll out across the Portland area over the coming weeks.
Wishing all our families a wonderful start to the 2020-2021 school year and good luck to those parents managing a virtual classroom in their homes!