I found these photos on Facebook this morning. These grinning guys don't seem too unhappy to be heading back. Isaac, age 13, is in 8th grade at middle school, and Irene, age 11 is in 6th grade, her final year of elementary school.
Jill, age non disclosed, is beginning her new job as an elementary physical education teacher in the same school where she had been teaching second grade. She is excited about her new teaching wardrobe, and especially her cool shoes. :-)
Yesterday I found this posted on Facebook. Isaac and Irene made this spice cake from scratch, all on their own. If you gotta' let go of summer, you might as well make it an occasion.
All of this back to school stuff got me to thinking about my own many years in school, as a little kid, a big kid, a college student, and as a teacher. Lot's of back-to-school days!
I have been retired now for eleven years! How fast it has gone. Irene was born just three months before I retired, so I can mark the time in her growth. Time seems to be speeding up just as she seems to be shooting up!
Several years ago, I reorganized my school days photos and keepsakes into new albums. Here is my very first day of school photo from 1950, when I entered first grade. I had my lunch box, but no backpack full of school supplies. The school supplied those.
I waited for the bus with my sister at the end of the driveway, well fed, and my hair freshly braided. I was a very shy little girl, but I loved school and my teacher, Mrs. Walch.
I can still name most of those kids in my first grade class. Wow. sixty-six years ago!
Do you have back to school memories?