I am going to big-school Kindergarten at Davidson Elementary
Davidson is a very big school. My last school was very small.
My new school has Kindergarten through 6th grade.
I will be in Kindergarten.
My teacher is Mrs. Anderson.
I will go to school Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday just like I did at small-school kindergarten.
School starts at 8 so Mom and I will walk to school by 7:50 each morning.
Mom will walk me to my classroom. Mom is not allowed to come in my room so I will say goodbye at the door.
In the morning my class will have reading, writing and math. The other things I will do during the day are playground, music, center time, lunch and PE. PE is when you go outside and Coach teaches you how to play outdoor games.
Lunch will be in the big cafeteria. I saw this room when Mom and I went to see Davidson. This room will have lots of kids and will be loud. If I am not comfortable, rather than get upset, I can tell the teacher and she will let me eat lunch in the classroom where it is quieter.
After lunch is nap time. Some kids will sleep and others will do quiet activities. Once school starts I will see if I want to nap or if I want to do a quiet activity.
The first couple of days of school are tough for everyone. It might be a little crazy. All the kids are new at the school and it can make them nervous. That is OK to be nervous. If I am nervous I just need to tell my teacher and she can help me.
At 3 p.m. when school gets out mom and Meg will pick me up and we will walk home.
I am starting Davidson school and it is a big-kid school. My school day will be longer than it was at Westminster and the school is bigger. Whenever I feel like I am nervous or not happy I need to tell my teacher.
Just like Mrs. Miles and Mrs. Cheever, Mrs. Anderson is there to help me. My teacher can help me get used to big-kid school. I just need to use my words.
It is very important that I behave at school. Mrs. Anderson likes when I use my words, am patient and am nice to the other kids.
Mrs. Anderson likes good behavior so much that she will give me and the other kids Smile Dollars for being good. On Fridays, those in my class who have earned Smile Dollars will be able to go to the treasure chest to get a treat!
Mom and Dad like good behavior too. Using my words, being patient and being nice to others is the right thing to do. If I have earned Smile Dollars at school Mom and Dad will also let me have a treat.
Wow! Just think of all the exciting things that can happen at big-kid school. I will learn a lot and be around other kids. I am doing big kid things now that I am six.
Note: We had good results with this Social Story. He listened and retained the story so well that the first day of school instead of a nap he told his teacher and said, “I want to do a quiet activity.”
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