My First Day Of School Essay

791 Words Jul 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
I clearly remember the day I took my daughter to school for her first day of kindergarten. In her pressed white shirt and blue plaid skirt, she looked like she was ready for school but inside she was a bundle of nerves. Over the summer she had been bubbling over in excitement but as the first day of school approached she became more and more anxious. Like many first time parents, I was not sure how to help her; so we read books about going to school, met her teacher, visited the classroom, collected school supplies and went shopping for school clothes. We talked about what would happen at school, where I would drop her off and when I would pick her up. These things helped her mentally prepare for her first day. We made it to school on that first morning with her bouncing up and down with excitement and clinging to my arm, at the same time. I tried hard not to let her see my own emotions as I struggled with sending my baby girl off to school for the first time. I was overcome with pride and joy that she was growing up but sad that she would no longer be my "little" girl. When we made it to the kindergarten door, I gave her a quick hug, told her I loved her, and then I walked away--pretending this was an everyday occurrence. I managed to hold it together until I made it to the car, where I promptly burst into tears.
As the end of August approaches, many children and their parents will have a similar experience preparing for the first day of kindergarten. It is a…

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