DS is 6 and will be starting first grade on Sept. 4. He keeps saying how he wishes he never had to go back to school, he wants it to be summer forever. I always loved summer as a kid (what kid doesn't, right?), so I see it as somewhat understandable, but it's definitely a different attitude than he had about starting kindergarten. He wasn't necessarily chomping at the bit to start K, but he was definitely curious, and maybe a little indifferent. He had a good kindergarten year, but it was full day (9-4, 5 days a week) and it tired him out a little. If I had to guess, I think that constant-ness of Mon-Fri, all day is what he's dreading.
Anyway, I was wondering how other kids are feeling about going back to school? I'm letting DS's "I never want to go back to school" comments ride for now, but is there anything you do to help your child get excited/feel prepared/lessen their anxiety?