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Making Friends

“I’m worried about making new friends in my class. What if no one likes me or wants to play with me?”

It’s normal to feel nervous about making new friends. Remember, everyone is in the same boat, and many children are eager to meet new people. In your class you’ll do activities that encourage everyone to get to know each other, and we’re here to help you connect with your classmates.

Homework and Tests

“I get nervous about doing homework and taking tests. What if I don’t understand the questions or get a bad score?”

Tests and homework can feel overwhelming, but remember, they’re a way for us to learn and grow. If you’re struggling, don’t hesitate to ask for help. We’ll work through things together, and we’ll make sure you understand the material and remember all we ever have to do is beat ourselves and be better than we were yesterday.

Bullying or Teasing

“Sometimes kids tease me or are mean to me. I don’t know what to do or who to talk to about it.”

Nobody should have to endure teasing or bullying. It’s important to talk about it, with your teachers, friends and parents. You can always come to me or any trusted adult if someone is being unkind. We’ll make sure the situation is addressed and that you feel safe.

Fitting In

“I feel like I’m different from everyone else. I worry that I don’t fit in or belong with my classmates.”

Each person is unique and special. Our differences make our class interesting and vibrant. Embrace who you are, and remember that kindness is what truly matters. We’re like a puzzle, and every piece fits together to create something wonderful.

Teachers and Asking Questions

“I’m scared to ask my teacher questions because I don’t want to sound silly. What if they get upset with me?”

We’re here to support you, and we encourage questions! Asking questions is a sign of curiosity and a desire to learn. There are no silly questions. We’re always happy to help clarify things, and your eagerness to learn is fantastic!

Change and New Things

“Whenever things change, like a new teacher or a different routine, I get really anxious and don’t know what to expect.”

Change can be scary, but it’s also an opportunity for growth. We’ll go through new things together, step by step. I’ll make sure you’re well-prepared for any changes, and we’ll explore them together as a class.

Lunchtime Worries

“I’m nervous about lunchtime because I don’t know where to sit or who to talk to. What if I’m all alone?”

Lunchtime can be a bit overwhelming, but it’s also a great chance to make new friends. We’ll make sure to help you find a friendly group to sit with, and we’ll have activities to help everyone get to know each other. If you are ever unsure speak to one of our lovely lunchtime staff or teachers.

Getting Lost

“I’m scared I’ll get lost in the big school. What if I can’t find my classroom or the bathroom?”

“Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you’re familiar with the school layout. We’ll have guided tours, maps, and older students to help you find your way. If you ever feel lost, just ask any teacher or staff member, and they’ll be glad to assist you.”

Being Different

“I have a different culture and background than most kids. What if they don’t understand or make fun of me?”

“Our school celebrates diversity, and everyone’s experiences are valuable. Your background makes you unique, and it’s something to be proud of. We’ll have discussions about different cultures, and we encourage respect and kindness. Remember, our differences enrich our school and classrooms.”

Missing Family

“I’m worried about being away from my family all day. What if I feel homesick?”

“It’s natural to miss your family, especially at the beginning. But as we spend time together, you’ll start making friends and feel more comfortable. We have activities and routines that will help you feel like you’re a part of our school family too. You can also bring a small comfort item from home if it helps.

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