I love the first day of school.
All the students with their wide eyes and nervous smiles.
Their backpacks full of brand-new school supplies.
My students came in this morning bearing Wal-Mart bag after Wal-Mart bag, filled to the brim with new crayons, number 2 pencils, wide-ruled paper and soon to be snotty Kleenex.
As I was going through the students bags and organizing supplies, I realized some of you have been out of school so long you might not remember what a 2nd grade back to school supply list includes.
Even I, who has been at this for 3 years now, was surprised to see what had made the list this year.
Javier's school supplies:
Hope mom isn't too upset when she has to substitute Elmer's for veggies tonight.