My mother accompanied me to school on the first day. Other parents
accompanied their children as well. We all waited in front of the school
Soon a teacher came and led us to some classrooms. There we were put into
four separate classes. This was when some children began to cry as the
parents were not allowed into the classrooms. I did not cry because I had
been to kindergarten before. Actually my mother went home soon after for she
knew I would be all right.
It was an enjoyable time for me as I got to know my new classmates. The
teacher was very busy writing down our particulars so we had plenty of time
Meantime some children continued to sob
while their parents looked in anxiously through the windows.
Soon recess came. Some of us headed for the
tuck-shop while the rest headed for their parents. I bought a
drink with the money my mother gave me. Getting to know my new friends had
made me thirsty.
After recess we went back to out classroom and my new friends and I
managed to coax two boys to stop crying.
In fact, soon we were laughing and playing together. Once in a while the
teacher had to tell us to keep quiet as we were making too much noise.
Still some parents looked in anxiously through the windows.
Finally the bell rang for us to go home. Some of us were very relieved to
be reunited with our parents. I too was glad to see my mother waiting for me
at the school gate. I had made many friends. It had been a wonderful first
day at school.