It can be hard to get our kids to talk about their days at school, how they’re feeling about things that go on when you’re apart, and, well, anything in at all. So when Romper asked parents to sit down and ask their 5 and 6-year-olds what they wanted us to know about that scary first year of school, the answers were gold.
#10. “You make lots of friends and learn how to spell bad words.” – Nick, 6
Someone still thinks honesty is the best policy, I see.
#9. “At school, you could see me writing and reading, but there’s not anything I wish you could see.” – Bennett, 5
Well, fine for you Hot Stuff.
#8. “Peanut butter sandwiches are OK in my class, so you can send me those now. No more bologna, it smells funny. Like mustard.” – Liam, 6
#7. “I love kindergarten, because they have computers to play on and we get to learn things. I want you to know that the best part of kindergarten is learning, because I love learning. Especially about holidays.” – Rosie, 6
Rosie here is going places.
#6. “We have to wait all of the time. It’s so hard. And math is hard, too, when I don’t know the answer. It’s really hard to sit still all day at school, and we can yell loud and get all our sillies out during recess, which makes it better. Recess is my favorite part, because we can run and play games.” – Ian, 6
This makes me sad.
#5. “At school there is science! And you get to watch videos on the white board!” – Anonymous
There seems to be hope for the future yet.
#4. “School can be really mean, so you should try to be nice. It’s really hard to sit still and listen all day.” – Anonymous
#3. “At school it’s important to always be kind and to not wait to go to the bathroom. You also need to learn to do the pledge right.” – Veronica, 6
It’s a complex situation, y’all.
#2. “I love art the most. We are learning about how Thanksgiving was made. I didn’t know that before, and we get to make art projects about it… and about turkeys. It’s so fun. The only part that is sad is when we do math wrong, and our teacher gets mean.” – Bryce, 5
Learning is awesome.
#1. “School is fun. I love math. I need to go back to playing my video game now, mom.” – Sofia, 6
Some were sad, some funny, and a bunch were nonsense in between (hello, young children) but we can all agree that a talking kid is a good thing!