Back to school isn’t necessarily loads of fun for everyone—teachers and students alike. But besides new clothes and awesome beauty products, there can be fun parts to it. So we pulled some back-to-school-inspired nail art from Instagram to get folks excited about the coming school year.

Whether your favorite class was science, math, art or music, you can express it on your nails in a whimsical way. If you’re a teacher, it’s a nice reminder that you need to get your marble notebooks, pencils and lesson plans in order. If you’re a parent, it’s a nice reminder that the kids will soon have a structured schedule from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. again. And it’s a great way to tease them when they’re getting on your nerves.

And if nothing else, math equations, solar systems and crayons make for pretty nail art that just makes you smile when you look at it.