From the minds of kindergartners: New-to-school kids share observations about what to expect

Amalie Provoncha, 5

How do you feel about starting kindergarten?

I don’t know.

Are you excited? What are you most excited about?

Yeah. Playing on the playground.

What do people do in school?

Math … reading … the Pledge of Allegiance.

Channing Sepulveda, 5

How do you feel about starting kindergarten?

Excited.

What are you most excited about?

Reading books. (His favorite is “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.”)

Do you think it will be different than preschool?

I think it will be harder.

Connor Bettis, 5

How do you feel about starting kindergarten?

Good … excited.

What are you most excited about?

Learning to read!

What do you think kids do in school.

Math … make new friends.

Deacon Dipzinksi, 5

How do you feel about starting kindergarten?

Scared.

Are you excited?

No.

What are you scared of?

I just like my old school.

What are some things you think you’ll do in kindergarten?

Math … play games … homework.

Jacob Daniels, 5

How do you feel about starting kindergarten?

Good!

What do you think it’ll be like?

Goodness, goodness.

What are you most excited about?

Playing outside.

What are things people do in school?

I don’t know … sit.

What are you most excited to learn?

How to be smart.

Naomi Sawhill, 5

How do you feel about starting kindergarten?

Nervous.

What are you nervous about?

Meeting new friends.

What do you think kindergarten will be like?

I don’t have an idea right now.

What are things you think you’ll do?

Paint.

By Laura Guido

lguido@whidbeynewsgroup.com

Naomi Sawhill, 5 How do you feel about starting kindergarten? Nervous. What are you nervous about? Meeting new friends. What do you think kindergarten will be like? I don’t have an idea right now. What are things you think you’ll do? Paint.

Jacob Daniels, 5 How do you feel about starting kindergarten? Good! What do you think it’ll be like? Goodness, goodness. What are you most excited about? Playing outside. What are things people do in school? I don’t know … sit. What are you most excited to learn? How to be smart.

Connor Bettis, 5 How do you feel about starting kindergarten? Good … excited. What are you most excited about? Learning to read! What do you think kids do in school. Math … make new friends.

Channing Sepulveda, 5 How do you feel about starting kindergarten? Excited. What are you most excited about? Reading books. (His favorite is “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.”) Do you think it will be different than preschool? I think it will be harder.

Amalie Provoncha, 5 How do you feel about starting kindergarten? I don’t know. Are you excited? What are you most excited about? Yeah. Playing on the playground. What do people do in school? Math … reading … the Pledge of Allegiance.

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