Here is Britt on her first day of Kindergarten 12 years ago!
And here she is her first day of 12th Grade!
I can't let the first day of school go by without a shout out to two of my favorite teachers, Miss Brewer and Mrs. Shea.
Miss Brewer was my First Grade teacher (1968-1969) at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster, N.Y. She will always be my favorite teacher. She paved the way for my love of learning and reading and teaching. Mrs. Shea was my daughter's wonderful First Grade teacher and I had the extreme pleasure of working with her in Pre-K last year. She taught me so many wonderful and valuable things about teaching and life. She is a dear friend and person who I feel extremely blessed to know. The teacher reading to the students outside in the picture below(10th picture down) entitled The Growing Season by John Sloane reminds me so much of Mrs. Shea.
School days, School days
Dear old golden rule days
Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic
Taught to the tune of the hickory stick
You were my queen in calico
I was your bashful barefoot beau
And you wrote on my slate
"I love you, so"
When we were a couple of kids
Photo by Jessie Wilcox Smith
|Back To School by John Sloane|
|First Day by John Sloane|
|John F. Kennedy Elementary School Brewster, N.Y.|
My elementary school ,Kindergarten -5th Grade
|The Growing Season by John Sloane|
|Little House On The Prairie Schoolhouse|
Click below for the entire words and music to School Days by Gus Edwards/Will D. Cobb, 1907