I came to visit you today. My mom came with me…and she stayed. I know that one day she won’t be able to stay. But, for now, when we visit, she can stay with me.
When we got to kindergarten, I met my teacher, Mrs. S. She liked that I wore my panther shirt. I’m glad my mom asked me about wearing it. Mrs. S was happy to see me. I could tell by her smile and her eyes. We have been talking about emotions at my school. Emotions mean how you feel. I am learning how to know what people are feeling just by looking at them.
When I saw all the stuff in kindergarten, I was surprised. I saw words on the wall, and I got to read them to my mom. I saw some toys, too. Like trains…those are my favorite. I also saw toys for building. One of the boys was playing Starfall on the computer. I love Starfall!
My mom and I walked around the classroom. I held her hand. My hands felt funny, so I needed to do something with them. With one hand I held my mom’s and the other I put into a fist and touched my nails with my fingers. It helped me feel better.
When we left kindergarten we looked at the playground. There were numbers and letters on the ground. Also, there were bikes…six of them. Outside of the classroom were all the kids’ backpacks. I saw a Thomas backpack and it was big. My mom said that when I go to kindergarten, I will get a big backpack too. I don’t know which kind I will choose.
After our visit, my mom said she was proud of me, because I went to kindergarten, even though I was scared. I told her I wasn’t scared, just worried. I worry mostly about the other kids. They don’t know me. They don’t know that they talk too loud or get too close. They don’t know that I need time. I need time to get used to who they are before I can talk to them.
I worry about what the classroom will look, smell and sound like, too. Now, I know a little bit about those things.
I know I will come back to visit you again, kindergarten. Thanks for letting me come today with my mom.