Danny is checking off the list of everything he needs for school. Let's see, what has he missed?
Backpack, check! Glue stick, check! Extra pair of underwear, check! Extra pair of socks, check!
Huh? Mom says to put those things back. She says that Danny won't need that stuff. She promises school won't be too rough. Danny hopes she's right. He really does.
"I hope she's right," he said to himself. He was starting to get a little nervous, he just didn't know if kindergarten was going to be as easy as his mom made it sound. "But what if I need that stuff?"
He put the extra pair of underwear and socks back into his dresser drawer, and then looked around for his backpack. He found it on the floor in the corner of his room, where he had left it before. He picked it up and looked inside, making sure that everything was there.
"Aha!" he exclaimed as he found a pack of glue sticks that had fallen behind the backpack. "I guess I just need one more thing."
He grabbed a glue stick from the pack and quickly put everything back into his backpack, then ran downstairs to tell his mom that he was ready for kindergarten.
The kindergarten would start tomorrow, and he was so excited. He couldn't wait to show all his new friends all the cool stuff he had in his backpack.
He had spent the whole day packing it. He had made sure to pack extra pencils, extra glue sticks, and even an extra pair of underwear and socks just in case.
The next morning, he jumped out of bed excited to go to kindergarten. "I'm going to be the best new kindergartener ever!" he exclaimed as his mom helped him get dressed for school.
"You're going to be the best new kindergartener ever," she told him as she put on his shoes. "Now, hurry up before you're late."
He quickly ran down the steps with his backpack bouncing up and down on his back as he went. He grabbed a granola bar from the kitchen counter before running out of the house.
As they got closer to the school, they heard people laughing and talking outside. The closer they got, the more people they saw gathered around.
"Mommy! Look! It's so many people!" He yelled as they got closer, excitement building in his chest at seeing so many kids his age waiting for them outside of school.
"Kindergarten is going to be so much fun!"
He was happy that he had packed his backpack with all the things he would need for the day. He was so excited to show everyone all the cool stuff he had in his backpack.
The school bell rang, and everyone lined up to go inside. "This is it," he said nervously as he walked into their new classroom.
The teacher greeted them and told them where to find their desks, then she gave each student a crayon and paper for drawing on. "You can take out your backpack now," she said as she pointed towards a table in the corner of the room that was full of extra supplies for students who need them.
"I'm glad I put those extra clothes in my backpack," he said to himself as he reached down and grabbed his pencil box off the bottom of his backpack.
He took out one pencil and a glue stick, then set everything else back into his backpack before putting it back on his desk, just like the other kids. Now with crayons in hand, the kids were ready to draw whatever they wanted on their paper while waiting for class to start.