First day of school isn't just for kids

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) - Summer has officially come to an end for kids in Berkeley County.

The scurrying of feet could be heard through hallways of Sangaree Intermediate School once again- which could only mean one thing- school is back in session.

Third, fourth, and fifth graders kicked off the new school year early Monday morning.

"I was really excited like I couldn't wait to see who was all in my class and who I can be friends with," fourth grader Peyton House said.

Peyton says she is ready to begin the 2012-2013 school year, but did admit she had some worries about the first day of school

"I thought maybe there would be things I wouldn't know that the teacher would ask me," she said.

A little nervousness is not abnormal for the first day of school, including for a 4th grade teacher down the hall.

"I didn't get much sleep last night," Courtney Coker said. "Of course when I woke up I was probably just as anxious as the children to get here."

Coker is a new teacher at Sangeree Intermediate, and Monday was officially her first day teaching.

"Just reminded myself to be calm," she added.

The recent College of Charleston graduate says she's so happy to get the opportunity to teach and do what she loves.

"I'm excited to put what I learned in college for the past 4 years to use and just be exploring with them and helping see the light bulbs come on and help them achieve their full potential."