Routine is an important part of the day for these children. It starts with disembarking from the bus, entering the classroom and hanging up backpacks and coats. The teachers then check each back pack to see if the child has brought homework, signed notes, or anything else needed for school.
We have found some interesting things in backpacks.
Here are just a few of the items we've discovered during our searches:
Prescription pills (not sure of the street value)
Week-old hard-boiled Easter egg (We sniffed that one out!)
Weapons (usually toys)
I'm sure parents are horrified when they discover what their child has brought to school!
We always want the parents to check for important papers when their child comes home from school. It would be a good idea for them to check backpacks BEFORE the children leave for school!
I'm grateful I don't work in a secondary school and have to check backpacks. I suspect I'd find the same types of contraband but instead of coming from the parent's drawers, medicine cabinet, and toy box, it would be the student's own stash!
What's in your backpack?