SUCCESS, Mo. -- The extended Christmas break finally ended Monday for tens of thousands of students across the Ozarks.
The extra week off from arctic weather might've been fun for the kids, but now they're getting a crash course in catch-up.
"I really didn't want to come back to school," Success sixth grader, Shaina Kuhn said.
Most kids admit staying home was good, but...
"It's kind of boring, kind of tired after waking up at eight in the morning," Success seventh grader, Chelsea Shelton said.
Now, it's back to reading, writing and.... what's that other thing...
"Whenever we did math, it was hard doing the multiplication since we haven't been doing it," Success seventh grader, Bailey Earp said.
In first grade, Metrina Barton's trying to get the young brains back in the learning mode.
"It's a bit of a challenge," Barton said.
The challenge for the older kids, getting them ready for the MAP test in the spring. At Success, they say they're right on schedule; it should not be a problem as long as they don't miss any more snow days.