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Like many of their counterparts across the state, students in grades 1 through 8 returned to the Salemwood School in Malden Tuesday.

Teacher Emily Weinberg led her class in a discussion of how the children were feeling on their first day of school. Tired, nervous, scared, excited, happy, and good were some of the responses.

In Brockton, school starts Wednesday. At Marvelous Cuts barber shop, a long line of boys waited to get a trim before the big day.

Owner Alexander Daluz said he typically sees about 100 customers walk through the door daily. But he was on pace Tuesday to break a record, with more than 100 customers served before 4 p.m.

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Daluz predicted he would see over 200 by day’s end. “We have a good flow of customers coming in and out,” Daluz said. “But on a busy day like that, it can really really be very jam-packed in here.”

Boston public schools won’t be back in session until after Labor Day next week.

Second-grader Amanda Souza raised her hand during the first day of class at Salemwood School.
Second-grader Amanda Souza raised her hand during the first day of class at Salemwood School. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Second-grader Andre Luiz Domingos, 7, stood at his locker during the first day of class at Salemwood School. Andre said he was a little nervous about going back to school but overall he felt "good."
Second-grader Andre Luiz Domingos, 7, stood at his locker during the first day of class at Salemwood School. Andre said he was a little nervous about going back to school but overall he felt "good." Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Second-graders (from left) Jordan Boulal, 8, Christin Alouidor, 7, and Moses Cormier, 7, danced to a GoNoodle break at Salemwood School. Teacher Alyssa Perrault said the breaks help redirect the students when they are getting "antsy."
Second-graders (from left) Jordan Boulal, 8, Christin Alouidor, 7, and Moses Cormier, 7, danced to a GoNoodle break at Salemwood School. Teacher Alyssa Perrault said the breaks help redirect the students when they are getting "antsy."Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
There was an average 1½-hour wait to get a haircut at Marvelous Cuts on Main Street in Brockton ahead of the first day of school. Boys played a game on a cellphone as they waited.
There was an average 1½-hour wait to get a haircut at Marvelous Cuts on Main Street in Brockton ahead of the first day of school. Boys played a game on a cellphone as they waited.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Leida Almeida from Brockton kept an eye on her son, Derek, 14, as he got his afro cut down at Marvelous Cuts. He will be a freshman at Southeastern Regional Vocational School.
Leida Almeida from Brockton kept an eye on her son, Derek, 14, as he got his afro cut down at Marvelous Cuts. He will be a freshman at Southeastern Regional Vocational School.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Kenneth Senanan, 15, who will be a sophomore at Brockton High School, got his hair cut.
Kenneth Senanan, 15, who will be a sophomore at Brockton High School, got his hair cut. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Marvelous Cuts barber Augusto Daluz, on the job for 31 years, held a mirror for Jordan Teixeira, 12, of Brockton to see his cut. Teixeira will be returning to West Middle School.
Marvelous Cuts barber Augusto Daluz, on the job for 31 years, held a mirror for Jordan Teixeira, 12, of Brockton to see his cut. Teixeira will be returning to West Middle School. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Felicia Gans can be reached at felicia.gans@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans.