The New Frontierers

Jan 29, 13 The New Frontierers

 

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First Day of School …in the Hall!

2 January 2013

It’s school time again! Our long break is coming to an end, and we were feeling excited. Some of my friends felt nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things: new teachers, new friends, and a new school. I was looking towards coming to school, even though I was a little concerned. Will my teachers be fierce? They say primary school teachers are fierce, not like my kindergarten.

My mom told me that she would be taking me to school on the first day. I told her no need, but in my heart, I was glad that she was. I felt safer that mom was coming instead of the school bus, which would be my regular transport.

When I first reached school, all the children were brought upstairs to the hall! This was because the weather was wet. There were already many children upstairs when I got up, and also many parents. I observed my classmates, and they look in awe too. I was getting nervous until I saw a little boy nearly in tears because his parents were about to leave. I went to talk to him and asked him if he watched any cartoon. Then, both of us started talking and we forgot our anxiety!

 

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Taking Our Pledge!

 

Soon, we took our pledge and sang the national anthem. The P2 are really good. They could sing and they everything that the teacher addressing us asked for. I hope we, the new Frontierers, would be able to do that soon. There was one funny moment though. The teacher announced that P1 Joy was to stand up. The P1 Joy pupils stood up, but so did P2 Joy! I think the adjustment is not just restricted to the P1. The P2 are also getting used to the idea that they are no longer P1 pupils!
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Parents taking pictures of their children

 

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Don’t Worry, you will be fine!

 

We were soon led to our classrooms, and we bid our parents bye bye. I was feeling comfortable and excited. My mom was taking pictures of me! She shared that she would show the pictures to my children next time! Yikes!
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Going Back to Class

My teacher kicked off the school year by introducing herself and shared about all the stuff we’ll be doing this year. She even gave the us a chance to tell something about ourselves to the rest of the class. the teacher also went over classroom rules so we know what’s allowed and what’s not. She said: “Pay close attention so you’ll know if you need to raise your hand to ask a question”.

 

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Put up your hands when you have a question or an answer!~
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Our masterpieces!

We did art that day. We shared about family. In a way, we now have a “new” family — our classmates as we do many things together. By the end of the day, I made a lot of friends. My advice to all my friends is try to say hello to kids you know and new ones that you don’t. Make the first move and you’ll be glad you did and so will your new friend!

 

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Teacher, I do not know how to do this …

I talked to my teachers that day. I need to tell my mom and dad that the rumours about primary school teachers being fierce… they are not true!

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My Teacher …