Article Title

The Day You Begin


Karen Abbott


Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, First Day of School, Fear, Nervous, Fitting In, Feeling Welcome, Making Friends, New Things

Document Type

Book Review


A little girl feels trepidation on her first day of school. She desires to fit in and make friends and get everything right. Her first assignment is to share her summer with the class. She feels inadequate because while everyone else traveled to different places, she stayed at home and watched her little sister. She read a lot of books, however. So when it is her turn she turns her reading into travel. She is soon making friends and finding that she is right where she belongs, as long as she is not afraid to be herself!