Returning to school full-time after two years of online learning was indeed a unique and memorable experience.
On the first day of school, I carried within myself a bag full of mixed feelings – excitement, joy, nervousness, and even some amount of confusion. I was excited to meet my friends after a long gap, while at the same time, I was anxious about what my school had in store for us in this brand new academic year. I was also looking forward to getting to know the new teachers assigned to us, this year.
I arrived early and I sought help to locate my new classroom. There I met some of my classmates and shook hands with them. I was quite thrilled to see some of my friends and the excitement was mutual, indeed.
Then we gathered at the Amphitheater for the assembly hour. Mathangi ma’am sang and introduced us to our new prayer song, in her beautiful, melodious voice. Our teachers were introduced to all of us in class order.
Once back in the classroom, we scrambled for our new seats. Our new class teacher, Mrs. Seema, seemed very sweet and also strict at the same time. She broke the ice by asking us to introduce ourselves and share a few lines about how we had spent our summer holidays.
During the second hour, we played some riddles and dumb charades, and both were super fun. We were also asked to introduce our bench partners. We quickly exchanged notes about ourselves with each other.
The first day ended at 12: 30 in the afternoon. It was a fun-filled day. Most of my friends shared the view that they were happy to be back. I’m looking forward with enthusiasm and eagerness to the opportunities the new year would offer me. And I also wish that the hurdles and challenges posed by the pandemic over the last couple of years, do not show up again, ever.
Wishing both my teachers and my fellow schoolmates a very happy and cheerful school year of 2022- 2023!!