A Formal Education is a Privilege and a Joy
Can you feel it? If you have small children in your household it is likely that you know exactly what I'm talking about. There is major excitement in the air. Summer is coming to an end. Schools open their doors and a new year begins. Local children are torn between giving up their freedom of the summer and getting back to hard work. Many are anxious to return to friends and familiar faces after a long summer, but with that, comes the apprehension of a new year and new challenges.
I remember when I was a little girl being told that the years spent learning would be the best years of my life. Well, that is only partially true. Learning never stops. I remember the studying and the getting up early and teachers I didn't like. I remember hating English grammar, but finding Greek Mythology fascinating. Back in high school I was introduced to photography and we had a darkroom at school that I was able to experiment with. I remember the good things and the bad things. I have forgotten more details than I care to admit. In between all of that, there were some of the best days of my life. More importantly, it is good to remember that learning never stops. Stepping out of the box and trying new things is an adventure. I have so much more to learn. Everyone on ActiveRain is a part of my education.
I love the message of this video!! School is cool.
As the days grow shorter and the school buses return to the roads, I am reminded of when my girls were little and headed off to school. There days of fun, and days of tears but together we learned so many things, individually and as a family. My girls continue to learn and teach me every day. I wish all the new students a day to remember and much success. Happy First Day of School!! The best is yet to come.
If you want to know more about the first day of school in Newburgh NY, check out the calendar and make sure your little ones get off to a great start. Last year my oldest daughter wrote a post for me about her last first day of school. It is just the beginning of the rest of her education and mine.
Happy Back to School Newburgh!!