10 Fun Back To School Facts

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Story told by Fr. David Convertino, Sep 08 2017

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1. In 2017, American will spend an average of $27.3 Billion on back to school supplies.

2. Around 480,000 yellow school buses carry 25 million children to and from school every day.

3. 2.4% of children worldwide have “Didaskaleinophobia,” aka a fear of going to school.

4. The average classroom pencil can write about 45,000 words or 70 miles!

6. 21 is the average number of sandwich bags the average house hold goes through in one work.

7. Crayola produces nearly 3 billion crayons each year – an average of twelve million daily. Blue is the most popular Crayola color.

8. Before erasers were invented, the best way to erase graphite was with a rolled up piece of white bread. 

9. In the United States, 79 million students carry backpacks. Of those, more than 92% haul more than 10-22% of their body weight (with the ideal range being 10-15%) and 30-50% report back pain because of their backpacks.

10. Before the invention of the paperclip in 1899, papers were fastened by “putting ribbon through parallel incisions in the upper left hand corner of pages”, and later, using straight pins for the same purpose.

11. In 2017, 55.6M kids will be enrolled in pre-k through grade 12.

Students at Christ The King School in Newark, NJ, do not expect any new tech devices when going back to school. To our kids September signals an end to searing stomach pangs, as 40% of them go without school provided meals during the summer months. Help us provide our underserved and struggling kids with 25 new Chromebook laptops this fall. Give the #KeysForSuccess.