Sunday, August 13, 2017

Back to School...Again

Back to School

This year I did not take tax-free weekend, all those television commercials, or department store fliers seriously. Even the parents who came in to register their children for school online didn't give me a clue. Unlike all the students who made the journey back to school this week, the new school year literally crept up on me. I kept seeing children throughout the day in the library and I thought the opening of the school year was weeks away. Every year it gets a little earlier. The Facebook photos of people's children going back to school really should have tipped me off.

As a student, I personally did not enjoy going back to school. It meant the end of my opportunity to sleep late every morning, particularly as a teenager. My grandmother was up every morning at first light and it drove her crazy how long I wanted to stay in bed. She would start banging pots and pans in the kitchen to wake me up, but it didn't phase me. Finally, she would simple yell upstairs for me to get up. My grandmother didn't have any specific chores for me to do, she just wanted me out of bed. I am still not a morning person, but I manage to make it to work on time each day. I admire the discipline it takes for students to drag themselves out of bed, get ready for school, eat, and perhaps walk to school or the bus stop. Students of America, I salute you. Now put the phone down and try to learn something.

During the school year, we will see many students and parents here in the library. We have an abundance of resources to assist students with their schoolwork. In addition to resources that assist with coursework (books, DVDs, databases, downloadables), we also have materials on study skills, time management, test-taking skills, coping with stress, and academic achievement. Furthermore, the library offers an online tutoring service through Tutor.com which provides free tutoring for students in a variety of academic subjects. They also provide AP, PSAT, SAT, and ACT test prep. Please take advantage of the many resources available at the library and I hope you have a great school year.

1 comment:

Wells said...

Kudos to the author for writing this article. The style is conversational and entertaining. I LOVE the nostalgic description of the grandmother's pot-banging and the author's wish to sleep late - ha! Thank you for using this style of writing, which allows me to form my own visuals to accompany the story... itbis a very colorful writing style! Thanks again!

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