A plastic, cafeteria style tray topped each place setting.
Under the tray, I used chalkboards. Each chalkboard had a math problem that was appropriate to the age of the child who would sit at this place. They had to answer the problem before they could check out the goodies under the chalkboard.
Under each chalkboard, there was a stick-on dry-erase board.
To the side of the place setting, there was a stick on blinking light.
Each place was marked with one of the grand’s initials on a chalkboard tied to a reproduction milk bottle filled with pencils and pens.
I also used reproduction milk bottles (recent purchase at Tuesday Morning) for their drinks.
The little paper cups held eraser tops for their pencils and a piece of chalk so they could answer the math problem on their “placemat”.
Some of my grands have outgrown the idea of a “back-to-school fairy”. When each of them started school, I explained that, inviting this fairy to their back-to-school celebration, would insure a good year at school. They may not believe my little tale, but they always make sure the fairy is in attendance (just in case my story is true).
Old school books, an apple for the teacher, and a wooden globe completed the centerpiece.
A lunch box and thermos salt and pepper set are an appropriate addition to the table.
Whew! Another successful back-to-school celebration. I love seeing them get excited about fresh new pencils and pens.
I really appreciate you coming by to read my blog post. laurie