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13 Days Of School We Could Hardly Contain Our Excitement For

They seem so long ago, but these days are NEVER forgotten. Target understands that every day at school is important for a child to succeed, which is why they are on track to give $1 billion to education by the end of 2015.

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1. The first day of school!

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Reasons Why It Was The Best Day Ever:

- You finally saw all your friends that you hadn't seen in THREE WHOLE MONTHS!

- You got to show off the awesome shirt you got from your family trip to the Bahamas.

- You got to see who was in your classes (and freak out when your BFFs were in them too).

2. Picture day!

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Reasons Why It Was The Best Day Ever:

- Everyone looked so faaaaancy.

- You got to practice your smile for hours until it was perfect.

- You got a free comb!

3. Your birthday!

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Reasons Why It Was The Best Day Ever:

- You got to wear a special birthday crown for the ENTIRE DAY!!

- You felt amazing because you got to be the teacher's "special helper."

- Oh, yeah, and CUPCAKES FA DAYS!

4. The science fair!

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Reasons Why It Was The Best Day Ever:

- You got to show off your beautiful three-panel poster that took you WEEKS to decorate.

- You got to go around and play with everyone's cool experiments.

- No matter how many papier-mâché volcanoes there were, the sight of one erupting was always so magical.

5. Pizza day!

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Reasons Why It Was The Best Day Ever:

- You got to eat pizza.

- You got to hang with your friends... while eating pizza.

- You still couldn't believe you were eating pizza.

6. Dodgeball day in gym class!

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Reasons Why It Was The Best Day Ever:

- It was NEVER announced, so it was always a surprise.

- Your gym teacher was giving the best play by play on the sidelines.

- Even if your team lost, you still had the time of your life.

7. Valentine's Day!

Reasons Why It Was The Best Day Ever:

- You got to decorate an AMAZING "mailbox" to get all your valentines in.

- You felt the valentine cards you picked really represented your personality.

- You got a valentine from your crush (although they gave one to everyone in the class... but whatever, you knew yours was special).

8. Field Day!

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Reasons Why It Was The Best Day Ever:

- You got to show off your mad potato-sack skills.

- You were outside the whole time!

- The day usually ended with popsicles for everyone!

9. Halloween!

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Reasons Why It Was The Best Day Ever:

- Um, duh, you got to show off your totally rad costume for all of your friends to see.

- You got to see your teacher dressed up, which was BEYOND weird (but so awesome).

- It was one of the only days when eating candy in the classroom was allowed.

10. Field trip!

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Reasons Why It Was The Best Day Ever:

- You got to go to a faraway land for an entire day!

- It was your one chance to sing "99 Bottles" all the way through.

- If they were long trips, you got to watch your favorite PG movie on the bus!

11. Recital day!

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Reasons Why It Was The Best Day Ever:

- All your hard practice in music class became totally worth it.

- It was your first taste of being in the spotlight, and you LOVED IT!

- After, your parents treated you to a fancy kids' meal at the restaurant of your choosing.

12. Book fair day!

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Reasons Why It Was The Best Day Ever:

- Seriously, it seemed like every book that was ever created was suddenly at your fingertips.

- The smell of all those new books put you in a trance.

- It was the first time you ever "purchased" something all by yourself.

13. Show and tell day!

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Reasons Why It Was The Best Day Ever:

- It was the only time you could bring your toys out during class.

- You were excited to see all your classmates' reactions when you presented.

- On special occasions, your friends brought their pets in, which made you lose your mind.

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