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A New Beginning

Emma woke up to the aroma of pancakes. Today was her first day at Pine Tree Elementary!

Girl with curly brown hair and bright green eyes, wears blue dress waking up, excited for first day of school.

She put on her favorite blue dress and white sneakers. She was ready for an adventure.

Girl with curly brown hair and bright green eyes, wears blue dress dressing up in her favorite clothes.

At breakfast, Emma's mom asked if she was nervous. 'A little,' Emma said, 'but also excited!'

Girl with curly brown hair and bright green eyes, wears blue dress and her mom talking at breakfast.

Her backpack was packed with pencils, a notebook, and a sandwich shaped like a star.

Girl with curly brown hair and bright green eyes, wears blue dress's backpack with school supplies and lunch.

The school bus rumbled up. Emma climbed aboard, waving goodbye to her mom.

Girl with curly brown hair and bright green eyes, wears blue dress boarding the school bus, leaving home.

On the bus, a friendly boy named Alex sat next to her. 'I love your sneakers!' he exclaimed.

Girl with curly brown hair and bright green eyes, wears blue dress meeting Boy with short black hair and brown eyes, friendly smile on the bus, exchanging greetings.

Emma's new classroom was bright and colorful with a huge bookshelf full of stories.

Description of Girl with curly brown hair and bright green eyes, wears blue dress's new colorful classroom.

Ms. Willow, her teacher, had a warm smile. She welcomed everyone with a cheery 'Good morning!'

Introduction to Girl with curly brown hair and bright green eyes, wears blue dress's teacher, Teacher with long blonde hair, blue eyes, and glasses.

During recess, Emma and Alex played on the swings, chatting about their summer vacations.

Girl with curly brown hair and bright green eyes, wears blue dress and Boy with short black hair and brown eyes, friendly smile bonding during recess.

Lunchtime was fun. Emma shared her star sandwich with Alex, and he shared his cookies.

Lunchtime, sharing food and stories.

In art class, Emma painted a picture of the sea. Alex painted a spaceship zooming past stars.

Art class, expressing creativity through painting.

The day ended with a new book to read. Emma couldn't wait to tell her mom about everything!

End of the school day, excitement for reading and sharing.

Reflection Questions

  • How do you think Emma felt on the school bus and why?
  • What does sharing lunch items show about Emma and Alex's friendship?
  • Why is it important for Emma to share her first day experiences with her mom?

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