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"My First Day At School"
Courtney Lynn Cross, from Springfield, MA, woke up bright and early. Today is a very special day. It is the first day of school at St. Mathhew's Elementary School.
Courtney quickly jumped out of bed and checked her brand new backpack Mom and Dad had given her. This would be the backpack Courtney would carry to class every day.
Wonderful smells were coming from the kitchen. Courtney hurried to the breakfast table where her favorite cereal was ready. Courtney ate heartily while thinking about the classroom adventures that would take place today.
Courtney, followed by Mom and Dad, hurried to the corner to wait with the other kids for the bus. They talked about the fun things they were going to do today. The sound of the bus drew cheers as it stopped at the curb. It was time to go to school.
After a short ride, the bus pulled up at St. Mathew?s Elementary School. It looked very big to Courtney. All of the children were filled with wonder as they got off the bus. Entering the front door of the school was exciting.
Courtney and all the new students took their seats in the bright and colorful classroom. The teacher introduced herself. She talked about the many fun things that they would be doing in her class.
"We will read everyday," said the teacher. She picked up a book and read a funny story. Courtney and the whole class laughed. "Before long," said the teacher, "all of you will learn to read very well."
"We start with learning our letters," said the teacher. "There are 26 letters in our alphabet. Repeat after me. . .
"Next, we learn our numbers. Numbers are for counting," said the teacher. "Let us count to ten."
All the children loved lunchtime in the school cafeteria. Everyone is free to talk as long as they don't get too loud.
After lunch there is free time to go to the playground and run and play games.
The afternoon was set for an art project. Everyone was given crayons and paper.
As the school day was coming to an end, each student chose a picture book from the classroom shelf. Courtney chose a story about Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Then, the school bell rang. It was time to go home. Courtney said goodbye to her teacher. What a busy day it had been with so many things to learn and do!