UNION COUNTY — Songs were sung and books were read to the 4k students attending their first day of school Tuesday morning.
Schools were closed Monday for Labor Day, but reopened Tuesday which also served as first day of school for 4k or Pre-Kindergarten students at the Buffalo, Foster Park, Jonesville, and Monarch elementary schools.
Tuesday was the third first day of school in the Union County School District with the upper grades having already started school in August.
Monday, Aug. 18 was the first first day of school in the county with students in the first through the 12th grades returning to class.
Wednesday, Aug. 20 was the second first day of school in the county with 5k returning to school.
On Tuesday it was the turn of the 4k students to begin the school year.
The day began with parents and school staffers escorting children to class where teachers waited to help direct them to where they would hang their book bags and where they’d sit in class.
After that it was time for the day’s activities to get under way. These included teachers reviewing with students the rules of classroom behavior. Teachers also lead students in song and read to them as well.