Anxiousness on first day of school

Published 10:19 am Thursday, August 30, 2018

By KC Smith

Cooleemee Correspondent

The first day of Cooleemee Elementary School started on time and ended on time. Many of the children’s faces displayed bright eyes and excitement and some were scared and hesitant while some had trouble remembering their teacher’s name when asked.

One boy in fourth grade guided his sister down the hall to her classroom with his hand behind her back the whole way.

The new book bags that caught my eye were the ones with sequins and when you moved your hand back and forth the sequins had different colors.   

One girl was shown her cubby and she squatted on the floor to show the assistant her bag and all the things inside.

The teachers all looked fresh, rested and ready for a new year.

Bulletin boards were in full color, creative signs were displayed in halls with names of the students. Each room had a theme, which would make any child excited to be there.

While a dad was carrying his young son, his older son was guiding him down the hall, reassuring him along the way he knew where he was going in taking him to his new classroom.

When asked if he was excited, he responded with a confident, “Sure”, like, why wouldn’t I be?