Back to School

I always associate Labor Day with back to school. Growing up, our church had their annual summer picnic at a park on Labor Day and then the next day was the start of school. The picnic was bittersweet because it was fun but also felt like the end of summer. We’d leave the picnic and then have to go home to take a bath and lay out our school clothes for the next day.

We dressed up our guy here in his school clothes because there is an elementary school a half-mile down our road. We like to have something to welcome the children back as they go by in buses or their parents’ car.

22 thoughts on “Back to School

  1. China Dream

    your soft heart is peaking through.. I still recall the way you were with the kids when you taught “away” and how you embraced and took to your new “home” & surroundings… special morning hugs to you both… You gonna do something for October?

      1. Sandra

        She started distance learning a couple weeks ago. But our county is moving out of the most restrictive COVID rating so schools are preparing a plan to reopen. I’m still not sure how I feel about sending her back to that kind of setting this year. There’s so much we don’t know about this virus. How are you guys doing?

      2. milfordstreet Post author

        Your concerns are understandable. I’m glad to be teaching online. The cities where I teach are struggling to get some children back to school in the classroom. We don’t have the same resources for adult ed. Children in our town are returning to the classroom. Driving around the past two mornings, I’ve seen the big yellow schoolbuses again and children waiting wearing their masks. It looks odd but I guess it’s what you make of it.

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