As most of you know, today is the day after Labor Day. The day that for most kids, a new school year starts. The day where kids fresh out of preschool join the grade school crowd. For most places, kids ages 5 to 18. Elementary school usually grades Kindergarten to 5, then middle school from 6 through 8, then finishing off with high school at grades 9 through 12.
I remember when I was first starting elementary school. The year was 1998, and I was only 5 years old. But me skipping preschool, I didn't know what to expect out of a public school setting. It was a very new experience for me. I remember walking to the from entrance as I got off of my school bus. It was as if a door with light illuminating so bright that it could blind all who look through it. As I took a deep breath, my nerves made my skin feel like crocodile skin. My heart was racing, and then, I walked in.
I also remember the kinds of activities we would partake in: Recess, Lego, pin the date on the calendar, show and tell, and my "now" favorite, nap time. Unfortunately, at that age I wanted to stay awake and play rather than nap. We also did hand painting (putting your hand onto paint, and then onto paper), random collages and lots more.
Now that I look back at it. I sometimes wish I could take a time machine and go back in time to those times, where my life revolved around just having fun and making messes that other older people would have to clean because I was just a kid. I know that sounds bad but I'm sure we've all had those thoughts.
Kindergarten was fun, but now on to the next chapter of life, adulthood.