Karen sat down at her desk on the very first day of grade one. She was nervous to meet her new teacher and her new classmates. This was her first day at this school. She had been to four different schools in three years as her mother was a warrant officer in the army and had to move a lot for work.
As Karen always did when she was starting at a new school, she took out her belongings and made her desk look perfect. Her notebooks went inside her desk, her water bottle was placed at the top left hand corner, on the right she placed her pencil case.
Karen unzipped the sequin covered case and checked it for the fifth time that morning to make sure everything was there that she needed. 2 new white erasers, a pack of 24 freshly sharpened pencil crayons, a purple pencil sharpener and 3 new pencils. These were Karen’s pride and joy. They were blue and covered in flowers. Right under the eraser her name had been printed on the side. These too were freshly sharpened and ready for whatever the day would bring.
As Karen surveyed her belongings, and straightened up her belongings, the classroom started to fill with other students who nervously sat down where their name tags were. Karen took a deep breath and looked around at her new classroom and her new classmates. It was going to be a great year at her new school.
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