I made a quick tweet on Tuesday morning that I was going back to school for the first time since 1983. Hope I didn’t age myself any with that statement. It seems that a lot of my friends are experiencing that first day for the first time – first day of preschool, first day of kindergarten, first day of middle school, first day of high school, first off to college. This was my first time to go to a superintendent’s conference day as a Board of Education member.
Back to school is totally new at my house this year. My oldest daughter has a teaching degree and her initial certification from New York State. She spent last year, her first year out of college, substitute teaching on a daily basis in various buildings in our district. This year she is starting the school year off with a long term substitute position, as an Early Kindergarten teacher, for a school she went to as a child.
So, this year I went back to school. My daughter went back to school. The two of us are a bit out of the back to school habit but are loving that we are both involved. Tomorrow – yes, Friday – will be the last of our back to school days. My youngest will begin his junior year in high school. He will also get a huge new experience. He is going to BOCES in the afternoons for culinary arts. The program is new for him and new for me so let’s see how this goes!
Congratulations to all those first time school milestones out there!!!