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ZOOMers Zestfully Zing Through Zummer!

In this ZOOMsurvey, we asked you what you like best about going back to school. Here are some of your responses.

Kelsey V., age 10 of Newton, IA wrote:
Wearing new back-to-school clothes.

Kayla C., age 13 of Martinez, GA wrote:
Seeing all of your friends that you missed all summer.

Becky A., age 14 of Federal Way, WA wrote:
I am homeschooled so I love it.

Kyley R., age 5 of Coral Springs, FL wrote:
New school bag.

Ty B., age 7 of Baltimore, MD wrote:
I'm going to be in the third grade and get to be more experienced with computers.

Nicole H., age 12 of Kankakee, IL wrote:
Since I'm going to junior high I like the surprise.

Amie F., age 11 of Omaha, NE wrote:

Decpra P., age 12 of Paragould, AR wrote:
Being in a different grade.

Kellen M., age 10 of Anchorage, AK wrote:
Seeing my friends everyday!

Ariel J., age 10 of Mancos, CO wrote:
Meeting new friends at my new school.

Stephanie T., age 11 of Mableton, GA wrote:
Going to middle school.

Synde Y., age 10 of Lexington, KY wrote:
Science projects.

Amanda C., age 12 of Arp, TX wrote:
Moving up a grade.

Stefan R., age 8 of El Paso, TX wrote:

Sarah I., age 11 of IL wrote:
The teacher that I get is a new teacher and she is so nice.

Sonia J., age 12 of El Paso, TX wrote:
That I am moving and having a chance to meet new people.

Kristen A., age 9 of Highland Park, NJ wrote:
I will always have something to do.

April G., age 11 of Las Vegas , NV wrote:
I really love to do math in class.

Sajan I., age 13 of India wrote:
Getting to talk about my Indian heritage that I am very proud of!

Alisa and Sarah P., age 15 of Corpus Christi, TX wrote:
Looking forward to talking with the teachers.

Angelyn L., age 14 of Wakefield, MA wrote:
I get to start high school.

Kristina A., age 14 of Elk River, MN wrote:
We're homeschooled, so cozy days doing math in front of the fireplace.

Madison S., age 7 of River Edge, NJ wrote:
I like my Computers class and my Gym class.

Jordan R., age 7 of Bowling Green, KY wrote:

Joel, age 12 of Nashua, NH wrote:
Going to history class.

Christina M., age 10 of Hopkinton, MA wrote:
I can sit whereever I want at lunch.

Lindsey L., age 13 of Milwaukee, WI wrote:
Getting a new start at grades.

Nathan, age 11 of Cape Elizabeth, ME wrote:
Checking out what everyone is like after summer and comparing what we did in the break.

Eric B., age 5 of Dothan, AL wrote:
Going to a new classroom.

Adam R., age 8 of Yonkers, NY wrote:
You get to do math.

Jamie C., age 12 of Portsmouth, NH wrote:
Buying school supplies.

Ashley J., age 9 of Aurora, IL wrote:
Spelling tests.

Kelsey P., age 6 of Boscawen, NH wrote:
Seeing all my friends and learning lots of neat things!!!

Peter C., age 9 of Portsmouth, NH wrote:
Buying school supplies and going to the school picnic.

Mayuri K., age 12 of Burnaby, BC wrote:
Well for me, it's a new and much bigger school, so there are more people to be friends with.

Summer B., age 6 of Evergreen Terrace, AK wrote:
Bringing spinach in my lunch bag to eat during school and lunch and recess.

Rosalind W., age 12 of Rocky Mount, VA wrote:
I can't wait to meet my teachers and get into plays at school and do homework.

Emma K., age 12 of Raymond, MN wrote:
Going into juinor high.

Kevin G., age 10 of Boston, MA wrote:
Seeing friends and recess.

Max S., age 11 of Redwood City, CA wrote:
I like going to new enviorments and having new challenges.

Spanky L., age 8 of Miami Beach, FL wrote:
I'm homeschooled, but I love all the field trips and science projects.

Amanda B., age 8 of Richfield, MN wrote:
I will get to go to the third grade!

Taria D., age 10 of Clarksville, TN wrote:
Gym class.

Megan W., age 13 of Effingham, KS wrote:
Playing sports.

Abigail G., age 6 of Westfield, NJ wrote:
I get to be inside.

Kimberly B., age 14 of Charlotte, NC wrote:
I will be entering High School. It will hopefully be fun and exciting.

Chrissy T., age 12 of Wakefield, MA wrote:
My favorite teachers and dancing.

Savannah F., age 13 of Fort Dodge, IA wrote:
Laughing at lunch!!

Willow Z., age 12 of Verona Island, ME wrote:
Being surrounded by new ideas every day.

Alexandra B., age 11 of KY wrote:
School shopping.

Matthew S., age 12 of Edmonton, AB wrote:
I will be in grade 7.

Lesley B., age 12 of Turin, NY wrote:
School sports!

Gloria E., age 13 of San Antonio, TX wrote:

Felicia T., age 10 of Pace, FL wrote:
Having homework again!!

Grischa D., age 9 of Las Vegas , NV wrote:
I get to play kickball again.

Ariel Y., age 10 of Lewisville, NC wrote:
The 1st day of school.

Kim P., age 5 of Hamilton, OH wrote:
Playing on the playground!

Anna J., age 11 of Ipswich, MA wrote:
Seeing my friends. Doing the work. Accepting the challenge.

Michael R., age 5 of Endicott, NY wrote:
Making crafts.

Jesse, age 10 wrote:
Learning new stuff about history.

Dallas V., age 6 of Silverdale, WA wrote:
You can make things at school.

Derek D., age 13 of El Cajon, CA wrote:
I like going back knowing that you can always improve, even if you're doing the best you already can.

Randall S., age 7 of Hamden, CT wrote:
We get to learn more stuff and then there's our winter holiday season, which brings all sorts of good stuff!

Sara Z., age 16 of HI wrote:

Chelsea L., age 11 of Citrus Heights, CA wrote:
I do not go to a public school anymore, my mom decided to homeschool us. The feeling that I have is "excited-nevrous."

Audrey C., age 11 of Fairfield, CT wrote:
Well I am starting at a new school this year and that should but cool and fun.

Jessica P., age 11 of Gloucester, MA wrote:
A new adventure.

Shanice W., age 10 of Los Angeles, CA wrote:
I won't be bored.

Sunny W., age 15 of Tallahassee, FL wrote:
I'm home-schooled, so I guess any new books to read projects to do.

Danielle, age 14 of WI wrote:
Everything, execpt history class!

Nicole M., age 12 of Brooklyn, NY wrote:

Colby M., age 11 of Auburn, IN wrote:
I like to see my friends and get good grades.

Anna D., age 8 of Calgary, AB wrote:
I can do more art again.

Mukunda S., age 13 of Cary, NC wrote:
I like learning new things and doings experiments in science class.

Charity G., age 9 of Columbus wrote:
To sing, to dance, to do math, to go outside.

Angie G., age 10 of Austin, TX wrote:
That I can see some of my friends that were gone during the summer.

Allison S., age 14 of MA wrote:
I'll be closer to graduating.

Samantha S., age 4 of Central Square, NY wrote:
It's fun!

Sofia J., age 13 of Washington, DC wrote:
I especially like being in my school play!

Miranda E., age 8 of Cincinnati wrote:
Not very much, except recess.

Rachel M., age 13 of Wakefield, RI wrote:
It's a new year and I can start fresh.

Clark D., age 9 of Morgantown, WV wrote:
I'm going to be older.

Nancy M., age 12 of New York, NY wrote:
I have more responsiblities.

Kristen T., age 5 of Monroe, NC wrote:
Going to school for the first time.

Heidi O., age 9 of Scituate, MA wrote:
I'm doing home school for the first time! I wonder what it will be like?

Joanna S., age 10 of Martinsburg, PA wrote:
My new classroom.

Denny S., age 10 of The Woodlans, TX wrote:
Reading and writing.

Rachel H., age 10 of Pleasant Prairie, WI wrote:
Special subjects like gym, art, music and of course computers.

Brea B., age 11 of Olathe, KS wrote:
New teachers.

Kacie L., age 13 of Mukilteo, WA wrote:
I like not knowing what the day will bring. Who are your teachers? You'll never know until you go.

Saimah S., age 14 of Southlake, TX wrote:
I get to learn and prepare for college and my career with classes designed to enhance my knowledge.

Devon H., age 7 of San Diego, CA wrote:

Jillian R., age 8 of Davis, CA wrote:
Learning more and getting new challenges.

Jenna T., age 12 of Vicksburg, MI wrote:
I will get to learn spanish in 7th grade.

Elaine D., age 11 of Ellicott City, MD wrote:
I get to go to a public school for the first time in my life. The coolest part about it is that it is for middle school!

Jakob W., age 6 of Philadelphia, PA wrote:
I learn and study.

Stephanie G., age 11 of Ludlow, MA wrote:
Everything! (except homework)

Christi S., age 9 of Albemarle, NC wrote:
Feeling older.

Katie B., age 15 of Newport News, VA wrote:
Playing softball.

Raiza F., age 11 of Riverdale, CA wrote:
Art, poems & parties.