It's back to school time! We asked you for your first day of school photos, and you responded! We're still adding some to this gallery. In the meantime, check out these images of some enthusiastic - and not so enthusiastic - students on that special first day of school!
LOL .. and dont forget the fat 'tard from sri lanka
My son was still in bed when I left for work this morning so I couldn't see him all dressed and ready for school. AND, he is 15 and doesn't want his Mommy to take a picture!
And YOU were never a child??
Perhaps no one wanted to see YOU or cared abouit how YOU felt on your first days of school?? Guess I'd be bitter too.
Stuff it Zullu! That is someone's grand child. Could be mine. Grand parents don't have "snot nosed... what you said.
We have babies who are angels.
But we want to read your moronic post, right?
It seems that even a kid's first day of the school year is not enough to elicit a grin from some folks. How sad for your family and co-workers to have to deal with your shriveled heart.
If there is a photo out there of my first day of school, you'd see gouge marks in the concrete from my hands and feet leading away from the front door.
Love the picture of Ayla. She is such an adorable little fashionista. She's a girl after my own heart.
Isn't she a cutie pie?! I don't understand how people can be so negative. All these kids are so happy and curious about the world. It's a shame the adults are so ugly and jaded.
Hey, "spunik #1", you are the ANIMAL. You are a SICK-O. They should put you in a cage, and throw away
My two granddaughters went back to school today in Va. with tremendous excitment. The oldest starting 4th grade,
woke up at 6AM couldn't wait to see her new teacher and start the classes again. The younger one starting
kindergarden was so, so, as she attended Montisouri previously. However, just heard after school they both
reported the had a great and wonderful and exciting day. Looking forward to all the tomorrows.
GREAT !!!!!! Glad the little monsters are off the streets. Now maybe I can enjoy my retirement without having to listen to you useless grand children..
have fun everyone :)
Catching a school bus at 6:15 AM? That's nuts. The school day should start later and end later. Kids need more sleep than that. But it's great to see so many of these kids so happy about going to school. I hope that school continues to be mainly a positive experience for them. My own experiences, from kindergarten through college (to earn two BA degrees many years apart), were a very mixed bag - as I assume school is for most people. College was the best. Good teachers are great treasures.
In our school district, some kids are on the bus for 2.5 hours in the morning and another 2.5 hours again in the afternoon. It is ridiculous that these kids are on the bus at 5:30 and don't get home until after 5pm. I personally live less than a 3 minute drive from the school, so it isn't as bad for the kids in our neighborhood. Our bus picks up at 6:45 with school starting at 7:50. School is out at 2:10 and the bus doesn't get to the house until 3:45. Part of the problem is that poor kids have to be given 30 minutes to eat breakfast at school in the morning before school starts and the buses have to give kids time for 30-minute tutoring sessions in the afternoon if they need them. So, all kids get punished due to a few. I remember when parents were responsible for feeding their own kids or when you got on the bus with a pop tart. Also, if you needed extra help after school, your parents were responsible for picking you up. Not any more.
And, the whole busing situation and the level of stupidity that runs rampant in the public school policy and procedure system is why my kids go to private school. I truly feel sorry for the kids who don't have a choice, though. Those are some long days.
Aargh, let's not start the public vs private school discussion. Lots of good (and bad) can be said for both with the end result being that public schools deserve alot of praise for the obstacles that many have to overcome... Here's hoping for a great school year for all!!
Haha, these pics bring back memories.
Man, thanks these these pics. I'm a teacher and it's good to be reminded how excited these kids are to be going to school.
I won't let these tykes down.
Good for you.
I think the pictures are adorable, but it seems to be a little irresponsible for CNN to be posting the kid's first names, parent's full names, and town they live in. Call me crazy, but I wouldn't dare send in my kids' photos to something like this in these times...
Wow, good point! I didnt even think of that. Yeah what is CNN thinking?? First name, last initial and maybe the city they are in, but not all that info.
you are being paranoid. i don't think anyone would take the time and trouble to track any of these kids down. Criminals are opportunistic and prefer easy crimes to get away with.
Oh brother...Every time I think American parental paranoia has gone too far, someone manages to raise the bar a little more.
Adorable pictures. Great idea for an article. For those with the hate filled comments, you very clearly do not like children yet you chose to read and comment on an article with children as the primary focus. This leads me to believe that you are a rather sad and pathetic human being...
My two little ones were so excited their first day, kindergarten and second grade. They love school and learning. Cherish times like this because you only get them once.
Go get 'em Brian. Good luck, and God bless. You can be anything you want, and don't let anyone tell you different!
You want 13 great photos,show the bus driver faces.
I agree. LOL
I am so glad to see Jordan represent St Augustine FL !! What a great pose and I wore the same uniform 40 years ago!
I love Benjamin and Zach's picture that is priceless. LOL
Glad the little animals are back in their cage. Please keep them there year round.
I totally agree! School year-round would be a definite improvement for the neighborhood!
Maybe it's the other way around for you.
Kind of tells me you those kids don't like you too much. Being a bit nicer might help.
Kids are NOT animals who need to be caged! What gets me are people like you who have something bad to say about kids! I think kids are better to deal with then most adults...or so they call themselves adults! I hope you NEVER have children and if you do.....God Help THEM! Let me guess....you don't have a job?
HAHAHAHA im sure he is also single..
That sound you here is a troll snare, whipping another victim up into the treetops. Cut yourself loose, Lizzy, before you pass out from hanging upside-down up there!
How is it relevant to this subject if the guy is single or has a job? And you call yourselves adults when you're acting like kids.
You should head up the 'raise our taxes to pay for year-round school' committee.
Poor Isaac (pic #13). His highly obnoxious grandmother is constantly invading their privacy to get their pictures put on CNN since she has nothing better to do.
lol, i know which crazy i-reporter you are referring to. the decrepit old one that is on line 24/7. i feel soooo sorry for that beastly woman's grandchildren! always posting her private business on cnn
I find these photos very awesome ^^ Im starting the 7th grade on the 4th of this month and im gonna get a picture to upload here on this website! Im so excited
MITTENS You have My Vote : )
Just an FYI, not all schools began before September 5. Our first day actually is September 5 this year and we go well into June.
It started July 16th here and goes through May. And it's not year-round school.
State law that schools can't start before Labor Day. Private schools follow the same schedule, since they pay to use the public school buses. It's a great law, our state is very dependent upon tourism, need every penny of tourist money right up through Labor Day–besides, most of our schools are not air-conditioned.. Colleges can start whenever they want, fortunately the start dates are staggered. Got three in state colleges just now, would hate for them to all move back on the same day.
Great first day for me too! I have taught computer science to grades 7 to 12 these past 20 years and this year I have a class full of 6th graders. I love it!
There's a huge need for teachers like you. Keep up the love of your work as it shows in your kids.
CNN’s Schools of Thought blog is a place for parents, educators and students to learn about and discuss what's happening in education. We're curious about what's happening before kindergarten, through college and beyond. Have a story to tell? Contact us at email@example.com