Published : Saturday, September 8, 2012 | 2:02 AM
The morning of the first day of school is always filled with animated conversation as students connect with one another and their teachers through sharing; this year was no exception. As I walked through the playground and visited classrooms yesterday, I listened to students from young kindergarten through twelfth grade share about summer travel, past school experiences, books read, pet stories, first jobs, and favorites of all sorts, from holidays to rooms in the house. By the afternoon of the first day of school, conversations shift to the present and the task of learning now at hand; it happened yesterday as it always does. Having connected through the telling of their separate stories, the students began the work of creating the school year, nine months that they will share.