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2018 First Day Of School Signs

Posted by  ·  August 11, 2018  ·  Last Updated: August 20, 2018

These free printable first day of school signs are a quick way to date your back to school photo this year. They have that popular chalkboard look, but you didn’t have to write them out!  They make the perfect photo prop and it’s a handy way to mark the year in the photo album. I love looking back through these photos and seeing the changes each year!

Free 2018 First Day Of School Signs

All the grades are included in the download.  You can choose to print only the pages you need! The back to school photo is a big deal at our house! Each year we use these first day of school signs to capture that special first day each year.  I can’t believe summer break is over and school is starting! I can’t believe I have a seventh grader and two in college. For another back to school, idea don’t miss this first day of school teacher gift.  It is a great way to let your teacher know you are willing to lend a hand this school year.

{download 2018 First Day of School Signs}

First Day of School Sign

{download 2017 back to school signs}

Wow, this year Bella has really changed! We are starting this school year with a bunch of firsts. It is the first day of middle school and we now have braces! These first day of school signs has helped us remember all the growth we have seen.

2017 back to school signs

Our back to school signs through the years!

Simply download and print them out on heavy cardstock. For best copies download the file and attach in an email and send to a copy shop like Office Max or Kinkos. Tell them which pages you need printed. If the file is too big to email you may need to send the individual pages.  Download and choose page. Select print and in the print options select print to PDF. It will give you the prompt to save as PDF.  Email the PDF to the copy shop.  Cut off the white border (if you like)  and you are ready for first day of school photos!

{Printable First Day of School Signs 2016-17}

first day of school signs for the back to school photo


Back to School Photo Signs

Printable First Day of School Signs 2015-16

{Printable First Day of School Signs 2015-16}

back to school photo signs

Printable First Day of School Signs 2014-15

{Download Printable 2014-2015 Back to School Photo Signs (kindergarten through senior)}
back to school photo signs 2014-2015

Printable First Day of School Signs 2013-14

{Printable Back to School Photo Props}

back to school photo prop free printable back to school photo prop

I really wanted a picture of the two of these kids together. Let me tell you that Bradley is an ornery one! It wasn’t until later that he confessed that they held the signs up side down! I hadn’t even noticed when I was taking the picture!back to school photos

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  1. Terah Webster
    Monday, August 6th, 2018
    Love the signs, a little too late for my use as our school started earlier than ever before. Do you plan to do one for last day of school which would be 2019? Always try to get 1st day and last day of school signs of grandchildren. Thanks in advance.
    • Cindy
      Saturday, August 11th, 2018
      Yes, Terah! I always upload and I did it sign. Check out this posthttps://www.skiptomylou.org/end-of-school-year-printable-sign/
  2. Monday, August 28th, 2017
    Thank you for making these adorable signs and generously sharing them. I was going to draw my own creations on the chalkboard with chalk, but these were so perfect. Since I forgot about first day photos until 12am the night before the first day, your creations saved me!
  3. Sylvie
    Friday, September 18th, 2015
    Hi I love these free pri tables. My daughter is in 4th grade. I noticed there is an R in the 4th abbreviation. Do you know if this will be updated. I plan on doing a little back to school shoot with my daughter this weekend. Thanks in advance.
    • Cindy
      Sunday, July 31st, 2016
      The signs have been fixed....sorry!
  4. dawn
    Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
    hello, I love these (used them last year too). I just printed the 4th grade sign and it seems that there is an "r" before the "th"....wondering if you would be able to remove the r?
    thank you so much for your time and sharing your gifts with us!
  5. Rebecca
    Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
    Ugh! The 4th grade sign has a typo. It says 4rth.
  6. Jackie
    Saturday, August 1st, 2015
    just hoping you will update for the school year 2015-2016, or wondering which font you used for the numbers?
    • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
      We will be posting the new ones soon!
  7. Katie
    Thursday, July 30th, 2015
    I love these signs and I've used them the past two years! Do you plan on making new ones for the 2015-16 school year?
    • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
      Yes Katie, I will get them up hopefully this week!
    • Cindy
      Sunday, July 31st, 2016
      We will keep the first day of school signs updated right here each year. Be sure to come back! Thanks
  8. Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
    Hi, I absolutely loved using your preschool pic for last year's Back to School photo. Are you planning to update for the 2015-16 school year? An editable version of this would be AMAZING so we can adapt ourselves and use it year after year! :)

    • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
      Yes Lara, I will get them up this week!
  9. Friday, July 17th, 2015
    Do you have first day of school signs for 2015-2016 school year?
  10. Erin
    Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
    I'm a 4th grade teacher in Singapore, and I'd love to get a copy of this printable for my Back to School Night for the upcoming year (2015-2016). Any chance you'll make a new set for next year? Thanks!
  11. Gretchen
    Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
    These are adorable, do you have one that says Toddler school???
  12. Lauren
    Monday, August 25th, 2014
    Thank you so much for these!
  13. Megan
    Monday, August 18th, 2014
    Thank you again! I love these!
  14. Kimberly
    Friday, August 15th, 2014
    Ditto preschool signs...preschool twos, threes, fours. Signs are super cute!
  15. Mary Kai Brandenburg
    Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
  16. Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
    Love these printables!Pinned and shared!
  17. Rebecca Wenck
    Friday, August 8th, 2014
    My twins are going to a childcare program for the first time since they were born 2years ago. I would love a since that says first day of daycare or 2 year old program. I am sure they're are other other parents who would like a pre-k or preschool sign too. Is there any way you could make those signs? I would love to have a picture of my twins with one. Thanks :-)
  18. Dorian Goodyk
    Thursday, August 7th, 2014
    Thanks again!!
  19. Thursday, August 7th, 2014
    Good info. Lucky me I came across your blog
    by chance (stumbleupon). I have book marked it for later!