By Cameron Crane
Last month, our interview with children about the Universe was so entertaining, we decided that it would be the perfect way to wrap up each monthly theme. We have spent this August discussing transitions, and more particularly, the transition of going back-to-school after summer vacation. Here is what kids had to say about their experiences going back to school, and why they go in the first place:
So you are back in school. How is that?
Mark (8 years old): “All my friends are there in my class. I saw a lot of them over the summer, but not all. And I sit at a table with Matty. That’s good because he’s my friend. My one friend doesn’t sit with any of his friends, so I’m glad that’s not me.”
Isabella (6 years old): “I really like it.”
Jacquelyn (6 years old): “I’m going to school again now. I didn’t go all summer long. We went to Montana, and rode bikes.”
Katie (8 years old): “Well…it’s not great.”
Do you like your teacher?
Mark: “I guess I like her. She is the teacher.”
Jacquelyn: “She’s really nice. She has a new baby, so she told us all about her baby.”
Katie: “I really like my teacher. I think she’s my favorite and she looks just like a teacher from a movie. She really likes me too.”
What’s your favorite part of school so far?
Mark: “My favorite part is lunch, because I get hot lunch this year. It’s my first time getting it. They give you pizza. And I like the bus. A lot of kids don’t like it, but I do.”
Isabella: “Circle time.”
Jacquelyn: “I don’t really have a favorite. I like it all, really.”
Katie: “I liked making name-tags for our boxes. We got to used stickers and what ever we wanted. And we wrote three things about ourselves. I wrote my name in cursive, and I was the only one who wrote my name in cursive.”
Why do you go to school anyway?
Mark: “I go to school because I want to get a job. When you’re grown up you don’t get to go to school because you have work. But you have to go to school to get a job, so I go now. Because nobody wants to be in school when they are old!”
Isabella: “That’s just where kids go! Don’t you know that?!”
Jacquelyn: “I go to school because I like to learn. Most people who go to school get to be smart. And I want to be smart when I grow up, so that’s the way. Actually, I want to be a singer when I grow up, but I want to be smart too.”
Katie: “I want to go to college. So it goes school, high school, college. Right now, I am in school school. My friends are there too, so everybody goes.”