The first day of school is fast aproaching or is already here for most children between the age of 4 and 18.
New pencils, paper and a bookbag that is supposed to last til the end of the year. All most children know is they get new things and They get to meet a new teacher and new classmates.
I remember when I was starting 1st grade in a new town, how scary it was for a little 5 year old. I was in a school with big kids(K-8th grade). I had never been around so many big people in my life. I spent the next 6 years in that school and I fondly remember the teachers and the All grade Christmas programs we had every year.
In 7th grade I again moved to a new town and went to Jr. High. I had never heard of that kind of school and all the new people and things to learn.
I stayed in the same town thru the 12th grade and the people that I started 7th grade with I finished with at graduation.
I just hope that children now cherish the time thay have in school and learn all that they can. That really is the stepping stone for the rest of their lives