It is amazing to see the differences between the urban school district where I spent my teaching career, and the suburban school district where I current sub. In the urban school district it seems that there was a great deal of concentration on social norms and school norms that the suburban children seems to come to school knowing. Walking in the hall is a different experience in the suburbs.
The suburbs seem to have a great deal of diversity and proof that their taxpayer money is well-spent. The children are generally the same no matter where you go, but the accommodations that are provided by the suburban school district for their children are wonderful.
One day I may have my own classroom full of kids again, but I am enjoying my small snippets with kids.
I actually ran into one of my students that I had in Kindergarten last week. He is now in the third grade and seems to be doing well. Good for him!