Back to School Days… WINNER!!

by Stacy Connelly

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So, I’ll admit, it’s been a long time since the end of summer signaled the start of the school year for me. But I do still remember the excitement/dread (depending on how old I was at the time!) of that first day of school. I remember meeting the new teacher, the list of items needed for the upcoming year, the choice of classes to take, and that all important call to my best friend to discuss what we would wear! :)

Even with school days behind me, as a writer, I still enjoy shopping in those aisles at the stores. I love fancy pens, colorful stickies, notebooks, three ring binders and a rainbow of different colored markers. And let’s face it, the stuff’s so much cooler than it was when I was a kid!

So how about you? What do you remember best from the back to school years? Are you going through those days again with your kids or grandkids? What’s the best (or worst!) part of it all?

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17 Responses to Back to School Days… WINNER!!

  1. bn100 says:

    the field trips

  2. Emily B. says:

    I use to love back to school shopping, getting all of my school supplies together and getting cute new clothes. I also loved the first couple days of school when you get to see who is all in your classes and meeting all of the teachers. When I hit high school I did not like it so much but elementary and middle school were some great times and I was able to become friends with some great people.

    • Emily–

      I went to really small schools early on, so everyone was in class together. But once I got to high school, it was always a big deal to see if you had classes (and I think even more important) lunch with your friends.

  3. Stacy, when I was young, it was the special dress for the first day. Loved that!

    For my boys, it was the new backpack. Can’t wait to see what thrills the grands… :D

    • Christine–

      Right?!? You had to have that first day back to school outfit! Didn’t matter if you ended up wearing something you’d had forever the next day, but that first day had to be something new. LOL!

  4. Marcie R says:

    Best – buying school supplies.

    Since I have no kids, the worst now would be getting stuck behind a school bus while already late for work!

    • Marcie–

      I have to drive by a high school on my way to the day job, and I always know when school is back in! The traffic is horrible around that corner during the year.

  5. Mary Lawson says:

    When I was going back to college, I I loved getting the syllabus so I could mark on my calendar the assignments so I would be able to organize my life around them, my family’s schedule, and my substitute teaching.

    • Mary–

      Wow! Good for you for being so organized! I was always pretty good at turning projects in on time, but I don’t think I looked all that far ahead.

  6. I loved the new school supplies, everything so clean with so much potential. Ha. It also meant the beginning of autumn – my favorite season. Although my kids go back to school tomorrow–good for my upcoming deadlines but it seems so early!!!

  7. Tammy Y says:

    Being in the school playa and talent shows. My daughter will be the 10th grade starting 8/25.

  8. Marcy Shuler says:

    Hi Stacy!

    I always hated the start of a new school year. My full name is Marcelyn and when new teachers saw a long name like that I frequently got called Marilyn. I was shy and dreaded having to speak up and correct the teacher on the first day of school. *shudder*

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  10. Penney Wilfort says:

    I’ll be going to walmarts later to get clothes for my youngest daughter, she is easy to buy for for I’m happy.
    Congratulations on your new book it sounds great.
    Penney