And like a blink, it was over.
The 2012 summer break officially came to an end Thursday as thousands of children and their parents made their trek to the first day of class in the .
Armed with squeaky clean shoes, fresh new haircuts, and backpacks full of blank notebooks and folders, students districtwide embarked upon a new school year that is sure to be full of exciting goals and challenges.
How was the first day of school for you? Did your students get the teachers or classes they wanted? If not, did you weigh in with the school? How was that met? Share the day's experiences, and what are your rituals with the kids and with other parents for the first day of school?