August 31st, 2012
01:45 PM ET

Your first day of school photos

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!

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  1. nicko

    LOL .. and dont forget the fat 'tard from sri lanka

    September 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
  2. Kim

    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!

    September 5, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  3. draft

    And YOU were never a child??

    September 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm |
  4. draft

    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.

    September 4, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
  5. don ventle

    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.

    September 4, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  6. Ella

    But we want to read your moronic post, right?

    September 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  7. CT voter

    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.

    September 4, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
  8. cpc65

    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.

    September 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
  9. Susan

    Love the picture of Ayla. She is such an adorable little fashionista. She's a girl after my own heart.

    September 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
    • Kathy

      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.

      September 5, 2012 at 12:40 am |
  10. 7up

    Hey, "spunik #1", you are the ANIMAL. You are a SICK-O. They should put you in a cage, and throw away
    the key.
    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.

    September 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
    • sputnick1

      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..

      September 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
      • jen

        have fun everyone 🙂

        September 11, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
  11. Leonore H. Dvorkin

    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.

    September 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • Teri

      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.

      September 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
      • Teri

        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.

        September 4, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
      • Shar K

        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!!

        September 5, 2012 at 8:26 am |
  12. Izoto

    Haha, these pics bring back memories.

    September 4, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  13. Whoa Mama

    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.

    September 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
    • Rene

      Good for you.

      September 11, 2012 at 4:11 am |
  14. lollie26

    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...

    September 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
    • SofaKingWeToddIt

      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.

      September 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
    • danny

      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.

      September 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
    • Filioque

      Oh brother...Every time I think American parental paranoia has gone too far, someone manages to raise the bar a little more.

      September 5, 2012 at 9:02 am |
  15. Falk

    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...

    September 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  16. Dad0f6

    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.

    September 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
  17. Thezel

    Go get 'em Brian. Good luck, and God bless. You can be anything you want, and don't let anyone tell you different!

    September 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
  18. werewolf1

    You want 13 great photos,show the bus driver faces.

    September 4, 2012 at 12:57 pm |

      I agree. LOL

      September 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
  19. Meg P

    I am so glad to see Jordan represent St Augustine FL !! What a great pose and I wore the same uniform 40 years ago!

    September 4, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  20. Reshon

    I love Benjamin and Zach's picture that is priceless. LOL

    September 4, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  21. sputnick1

    Glad the little animals are back in their cage. Please keep them there year round.

    September 4, 2012 at 10:05 am |
    • Puckles

      I totally agree! School year-round would be a definite improvement for the neighborhood!

      September 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
      • Boser

        Maybe it's the other way around for you.

        September 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
    • Rick

      Kind of tells me you those kids don't like you too much. Being a bit nicer might help.

      September 4, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
    • lizzy3133

      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 don't have a job?

      September 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
      • Mlbia

        HAHAHAHA im sure he is also single..

        September 4, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
      • SilentBoy741

        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!

        September 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
      • SilentBoy741


        September 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm |

        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.

        September 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
    • CT voter

      You should head up the 'raise our taxes to pay for year-round school' committee.

      September 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
  22. MJ

    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.

    September 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
    • FLAMom

      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

      September 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  23. JustCallMeZeinab

    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

    September 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm |
  24. USA

    MITTENS You have My Vote : )

    September 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  25. mneels

    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.

    September 2, 2012 at 8:24 am |
    • SofaKingWeToddIt

      It started July 16th here and goes through May. And it's not year-round school.

      September 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
    • OvernOut

      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.

      September 5, 2012 at 9:20 am |
  26. TexTeacher

    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!

    September 2, 2012 at 5:33 am |
    • Boser

      There's a huge need for teachers like you. Keep up the love of your work as it shows in your kids.

      September 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm |