Little Cliff's First Day of School
It's time for Cliff to go to school. He will be starting the 1st grade. All he's been told about school is to be quiet and work... so he's dreading the moment he has to finally go. His great-grandmother, Mama Pearl and great-grandfather, Papa Joe are so excited for him to start school. Cliff really doesn't want to go because he has to leave behind his toys, home, family, and all the things he's familiar with and loves so dearly. When the day comes mam Pearl walks him to school and he reluctantly goes along. He's bashful until he hears laughing and sees kids playing. He thought school was all about being quiet and working hard. He didn't know many of his friends would be there and that they all could play at school. Once he knew that he was much better, more confident and relaxed.
This is a cute story in which all parents with children going off to school as well as school-aged children can related to. This would be a good story to read to a child starting school or returning to school after summer vacation. This book could even be read at school on the first day which could lead into other related first day type games, activities and discussions.