It’s back to school for Brooklyn kids!

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Bashful: First grader Anya Biggs was less excited than other youngsters to start her first day of school at PS 146, The Brooklyn New School.
Happy campers: Omri and Ella Yaniv couldn't wait to start off the new year at PS 146, on Henry Street between Third and Fourth places.
Bravely going: Thousands of Brooklyn youngsters marched back to school on Monday morning, kicking off the new school year.
Garden of Learning: Third-grader Alisha Ortega happily enters PS 312 in Bergen Beach on her first day back to school.
Together again!: Eight-year-olds Alisha Ortega and Nicole Blenman became friends in kindergarten, and were happy to reunite on the first day of third grade.
Dad’s the best: Matthew Fromer’s dad double checks to make sure he’s got all his learning tools for the first day of classes at the Avenue T school.

Sharpen those pencils and get ready to hit the books — school is back in session!

Thousands of Brooklyn children said goodbye to summer and hello to the new school year with decidedly mixed feelings as they filed into classrooms across the borough on Monday morning.

Some kids were eager to meet their new teachers and greet old friends, while other youngsters needed reassuring words from their parents to work up the courage to walk through the door and begin this new chapter.

Reach reporter Natalie Musumeci at or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her at
Updated 10:14 pm, July 9, 2018
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diehipster from Actual Brooklyn says:
I wish all the real Brooklyn Kids a great first day of school. The rest? cry.
Sept. 9, 2013, 11:42 pm

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