Today's Back to School Countdown Features a 3rd Grade Teacher... "When I was in grade school, my favorite part about going back to school was meeting my new teacher and seeing friends I hadn't seen in a while. Leading up to the first day of school I loved going shopping for new school supplies and as soon as I brought them home I would organize and label all of my supplies. I can still vividly remember the feeling of first day jitters, loud chatter and smiles from teachers and students as I walked into the gym/cafeteria on the first day of school.
Now as a teacher, my feelings and preparation for the new school year are very similar to my grade school years. However, now my favorite part of the first day of school is watching my new class of students enter the classroom with their big smiles grinning at me and their classmates. I still love organizing supplies for the class and making sure everything is labeled and in the right place. I look forward to watching and cheering on my students as they learn and grow. Oh, and I still wake up each year with those first day jitters!!"- Emily Fry, 3rd Grade Teacher at East Elementary