By John Glidden
Kristianne Daos walked around her classroom Tuesday morning, placing a schedule and other educational materials on the wall of room 9 at Steffan Manor Elementary School. Much of her preparation work had been completed already, as tiny desks had been placed in clusters of four. At each desk was a name tag on a string lanyard and a paper announcing a classroom scavenger hunt.
Everything needed to be in place as Wednesday would be a first day for everybody in room 9.
The first day of kindergarten is usually marked with tears, uncertainty and nervousness, as many students find themselves in a new and strange place: School.