First day for students at Oak Park Elementary

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Calcasieu Parish schools are back in session as of Wednesday. Often times, it can be hard for students to adjust from a summer time, fun schedule, to more of a routine. Teachers at Oak Park Elementary say the key to getting kids to be alert in class is to make class time fun.

"We make it fun so they want to come back. We don't want any child to feel like school is torture. They don't even know they're learning half the time. They think it's all play, but in playing they're learning," said Oak Park Elementary Kindergarten teacher, Joanna Guillory.

The first day of school is always somewhat hectic, and that was no different at Oak Park Elementary. It took a lot of work to get ready for the students.

"During the summer they were preparing, and planning, and of course decorating the classrooms to make it inviting, colorful, and just enriching for the students," said Oak Park Elementary Principal, Melinda Hardy.

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