Crowds of parents walked down the kindergarten hall of the primary school escorting their kids to their classes. Although many children appeared a bit anxious, the number of kids clinging to their moms and dads and crying was surprisingly low. Plenty of parents stood in the classrooms as long as they could before they finally had to leave the kids behind.
Shelly Phillips brought her son, Connor, to Shelly Phillips’ kindergarten class. She said he was excited to start school, which made it a little easier. She said Connor was very interested in learning new things and had said he was thrilled at the prospect of maybe learning how to read maps. She said her husband had had revved him by saying he would making all kinds of new friends, which would open up the possibility of pizza parties and sleepovers.
Shannon Joiner’s twins, Derek and Heather, were also in Holloway’s class.
“I’m doing fairly well,” she said of saying goodbye. “I think it might hit me tomorrow.
Joiner said that Derek and Heather had also been looking forward to starting school and making new friends. She said she had been preparing them for their new lunch schedule for the last week by having them at 10:30 in the morning.
Older kids had the expected mixture of gladness and disgust at coming back at the end of the summer.
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