Story 2 - Jenny’s Big Question
This year Jenny would finally be going to school, just like her big sister Emma. Jenny was excited for the first day of preschool. Her mother had bought her a brand new red jumper with a bow on each shoulder. She had two more red bows on the sides of her head, right at the tops of her pigtails, but she had one big question. What do you do in school?
“What do you do in school?" Jenny asked her mother.
“You learn how to read," answered her mother. “How to write your name, how to count to a hundred, and how to do all sorts of things."
Jenny frowned. “But I don’t know how to read yet," she said. “What if they don’t let me go to school?"
“Oh, they will," said Jenny’s mom. “Nobody knows how to read at the beginning, but then the teacher helps you. You do know some of your letters, don’t you?"
“I do," answered Jenny. “I can even sing the ABC song."
“Then you’ll do fine," her mother said, smiling, but Jenny was still nervous. She still had a big question: What do you do in school?
Jenny turned to her big sister Emma. “What do you do in school?" Jenny asked Emma.
“You play!" said Emma. “All day long. You play games, you hear stories, you eat lunch, and sometimes you even get to plant flowers in the school garden."
“That sounds like fun," said Jenny. “But I get to do all of those things at home with Mom. Why should I go to school?"
“What do you do in school?" Jenny asked her stuffed Dog, Rover. Rover just looked at her. He didn’t answer. Jenny thought and thought. Then she had an idea.
“I know!" she said. “I’ll just wait until tomorrow. When I come home from school, I’ll have an answer to my big question. I’ll know just what you do in school, because I’ll already have been there!"