SPEAK OUT: First Day of School Thoughts

Tell us in the comments what your thoughts are on the first day back.

Whether it instills dread or excitement, the phrase “back-to-school” is part of everyone’s vocabulary, especially as August approaches.

For many parents, it may mean it’s time to start thinking about school supply shopping, stocking the fridge for lunches and enforcing the bed times you let go over the summer.

For students, it probably means saying goodbye to the last of their summer freedoms and greeting stacks of homework and long days in a classroom. 

Teachers, new and old, may be busy preparing assignments and lectures and wondering what their classes will be like this year.

However, there also is always a certain excitement associated with “back-to-school,” whether it’s a new first day outfit, reuniting with friends you didn’t see over the summer, gossiping about the new teacher, bragging about awesome summer vacations or settling back into the familiar school day routine.

Regardless of what your thoughts are on going “back-to-school,” one thing is for sure—we’ve all had them.

And everyone has a different way to prepare. Some students spend hours thinking about the perfect outfit or which seat to pick in their classes, while parents look up bus routes, lunch menus and school supply deals.

The first day back (Aug. 20 for Prince George’s County and Aug. 27 for Montgomery County) means something different for everyone, whether you’re a student, a parent or a teacher. 

So, we want to know: What’s going through your mind on the first day of school? What do you do to prepare? Tell us in the comments. 

momma gator July 19, 2012 at 12:40 AM
School is already back for me. My school is year round and the first day means 179 more days to go.
tyffanie berry July 19, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Im nervous i know im gonna be the shortest kid in school and im worried people wont like me ya see im going into high school and only have 2 friends from my middle school going we had a choice either go to warren hills hs or go to warren tech and i got accepted to tech after i applied im going full time and ladies im going to be majoring in cosmotology so in four years look me up and any of u who follow me asap will get free manipedis for life. But like i was saying its gonna suck btw i did nt even get my schedual for next year and i wound up gitten an assignment i got in law and public safty and have to write a 3 page essay on some court cases i have to see like why is someone elses problems any of my buissiness i cant skip the assignment because it will get a big fat f as my first assignment of the school year so what do u think tweet me and stuff
Phil July 19, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Vanessa Lee July 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM
For me it means heavier traffic, tighter parking at the Metro, trying to pass up the school buses before they make their frequent stops, and complaining from my son, who is not going to the high school that he hoped to go to. :-)
margaret baker July 19, 2012 at 11:28 PM
make sure everyone knows about his allergy talk to school nurse then to them if he buying lunch they can make a note of it good luck it will be ok lunch lady


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