I just Anderson off to kindergarten and I am feeling a little conflicted about it. It’s an end but also a beginning and he was happy, all smiles as they drove off to school. Next week he takes the bus! Lots of changes for all of us. It got me to thinking about school and first days so here’s a list of the things I used to love about going back to school.
New clothes–it was one of the few times we got new clothes when I was growing up. We could count on a new outfit for the first day of school, Christmas, and Easter.
Friends–We didn’t live in the same neighborhood as my school friends so I didn’t get to see them during school breaks. The first day of school meant I got to see my friends again.
Books–I loved books but we didn’t have them at home and my parents didn’t believe in borrowing from the library so going back to school meant I got to be around books!
Teachers–I liked teachers (at least most of the time) because they helped me to learn things so going back to school meant I got a new teacher and I would also get to know my siblings’ teachers because they were older and when school was over, I got to go wait for them to get out of their class and sometimes their teachers would let me go into the classroom to wait.
Those were the givens. There were other bonuses like hopscotch and dodge ball and jump rope but the ones above were the ones I really looked forward to!
What about YOU? What did you like about going back to school? What did you not like?