LAUREN WOOD / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Christie Berkley sets up number tags on the whiteboard in her first-grade classroom Thursday afternoon at Ferriday Lower Elementary School. Berkley changed to start teaching first grade this year after teaching second grade for eight years.

PHOTO FEATURE: Preparing for the big day

Published 12:04am Friday, August 10, 2012


ROD GUAJARDO / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Kate Neal writes out nametags for her twenty kindergarten students as she prepares her classroom Thursday afternoon before the first day of school at the Concordia Parish Academy of Math, Science and Technology.