See How Hollywood's Cutest Kids Are Celebrating the First Day of School

Jessie James Decker, Rachel Zoe, Jamie Lynn Spears and more famous parents revealed how their children kicked off a unique school year.

By Mike Vulpo Aug 20, 2020 8:15 PMTags
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The show—and class—must go on. 

For millions of students across the country, the first day of school looks very different this year because of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

While some schools are open for in-person learning, others are keeping all classes online allowing kids to learn from the comfort of their home. 

Regardless of where class is this year, many celebrity parents are following tradition and documenting the first day of school on social media. At the same time, they are trying to find the positive in such uncertain times.

"I never thought of myself as a homeschool teacher but at this time, I've actually really enjoyed it because I love projects," Allison Holker previously shared with E! News. "I find it really fun putting activities together because it gives me something at this time to take my mind off of everything happening in the world. And I also see my kids' eyes light up."

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Other celebrities like Rachel Zoe and Jessica Alba are participating in the First Day Back challenge where they take to social media and share how their family is feeling during this unique back to school season.

For every post using #FirstDayBack, Stitch Fix Kids will donate an outfit to Baby2Baby with the goal of providing more than $1 million in clothing for children in need.

So, who's ready for class? Take a study break and scroll below to see how Hollywood is marking a new school year.

Chance the Rapper

"We started school today," the Grammy winner shared on Instagram as his daughter marked the occasion with a photo. 

Jana Kramer

"These two," the Whine Down podcast host shared. "Jolie started back up at preschool two days a week and I decided to start Jace 2 half days. Yesterday was the first half day and wow I'm not sure how long it's going to last." 

Kylie Jenner

It's time for homeschool! The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shows off her daughter's first day of school attire. 

Jenni "JWoww" Farley

"@meilanimathews first day of 1st grade," the Jersey Shore star shared on Instagram. "I wasn't ready." 

Hilaria Baldwin

"Another semester of distance learning...I'm sorry to miss your first day, my Carmen Gabriela. Thank you @violetgaynor for stepping in and making it special while I am away at the hospital with the new baby," the proud mom shared on Instagram. " that she needs her handbag for going to school at home."

Sean Lowe

"First day of school!" The Bachelor member shared online. "We've been looking forward to this for a long time. Their instructor ensures us they'll both know how to sit, stay and heel by the time they're done. So exciting!"


"First Day Of School...The World Is Yours kid," the rapper shared online with a rare photo of Adonis. 

Catelynn Lowell

"Our Novalee, how are you this big already?" the Teen Mom OG star wrote on Instagram. "Man what they say is so true.. The days are long but the years go by sooooo fast! Have a great day baby girl." 

Elizabeth Chambers

"A couple days late and my sad signs didn't survive the humidity or enthusiasm," the actress wrote on Instagram. "BUT, Monday marked their second week of kindergarten and pre-k IRL in GC and the first day of Zoom Kindergarten for Hops at her school in LA. Happy back-to-school, whatever that means to you!"

Jessica Simpson

"First day of 2nd and 3rd grade for these two kiddos," the proud mom shared on Instagram. "Ace has a busted lip and Maxi has a busted chin. Finished the summer out strong #MAXIDREW #ACEKNUTE." 

Braunwyn Windham-Burke

"First day of school after the world's longest summer," the Real Housewives of Orange County star shared on Instagram. "#firstdayofschool #yestheyleftthehouse #hazelsnothappy #kindergarten #2ndgrade." 

Reese Witherspoon

"Online learning here we come!! #backtoschool," the actress shared from her Los Angeles home. 

Dwyane Wade

The NBA superstar celebrated his eldest son journey to the Brewster Academy on Instagram. "I'm excited for him to go on this journey of life," he wrote. 

Vanessa Bryant

"Our #Senior @nataliabryant #12thgrade #distancelearning #backtoschool #KobeBryantDay," the proud mom wrote online

Ariana Biermann

"Guess who started college today??! My sweet @arianabiermann I can't believe it!!" Kim Zolciak-Biermann shared on Instagram. "Where did the time go? She opted to stay in GA and not attend ASU due to Covid. I'm over the moon about it! The entire family is actually!!" 

Jay DeMarcus

"Can't believe how big our babies are getting... Another first day of school in the books," the Rascal Flatts member shared on Instagram. "Anyone else snapping first day pics this week? #DeMarcusFamilyRules."

Todd Tucker

"@acetucker had to get prepared for the first day of school at the kitchen table!" the Real Housewives of Atlanta star shared online. "A little meditation! I love this kid! Have a great and blessed Monday!"

Tamera Mowry-Housley

"Aden and Ariah's thoughts of going #backtoschool are clearly different," The Real co-host joked on Instagram. "#momlife #herewego." 

Briana DeJesus

"1st day of 3rd grade," the Teen Mom 2 star shared on Instagram

Jessie James Decker

"It's official... we have a first grader," the Kittenish founder wrote on Instagram. "They say it goes by fast and they were not wrong. It feels like yesterday I was holding her in my arms at the hospital looking at her beautiful little face. She sure is growing into an incredible young lady. I'm so proud of her #firstgrader." 

Emily Simpson

"I thought for sure my teaching days were over in 2002 when I pulled away from the last high school I taught at as a Spanish Teacher and was excited about a new journey....Law School," the Real Housewives of Orange County star shared on Instagram. "18 years later and I'm sitting at my dining room table trying to teach kindergarten to two 5 year old boys for free. Well played universe." 

DeAnna Pappas Stagliano

"School is a little different this year," the Bachelor Nation star shared on Instagram as her daughter sported Gap Kids. "Here's to 1st GRADE my love." 

Jamie Lynn Spears

"Wearing mask, and following all of the strict social distancing rules going into this school year is crazy, but necessary, and honestly... nothing is CRAZIER then the fact that I have a freaking 7th GRADER," the actress wrote online. "Me and Ivey are already counting down the minutes until we can go pick her up, we are lost without her." 

Jessie James Decker

"First day of pre-k for my handsome Bubby boy!" the singer-songwriter shared with her fans. "My creative, mischievous, sweet soul is ready to conquer the world! #prek." 

Kristina Shirley

"FIRST DAY of Kindergarten and 6th Grade!" the Teen Mom OG star wrote while sharing a picture of Amber Portwood's daughter Leah. 

Rachel Zoe

"These are the faces I get when I say time for #homeschool again...Anyone else?" the fashion designer wrote online

Gina Kirschenheiter

"Me attempting to be a 'distance learning' teacher followed by the as per usual first day of school pics," the Real Housewives of Orange County star wrote online. "What an interesting time!!! Hope ur all hanging in there #firstdayofschool #2020." 

Fredrik Eklund

"It's a big day when your kids start school. Like bittersweet. Time just flies, they grow up so quickly I mean it was yesterday I bathed them in the kitchen sink," the Million Dollar Listing star shared on Instagram. "Today they wore their little backpacks and held hands visiting their first school and meeting the teachers and new friends. Somehow I could see into the not so far future and them graduating. It's inevitable—and exiting—but all so soon."

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