First Day At School Poem – When Will You Be Back ?

First day at school is really exciting and daunting.

You will find some little tips at the end of the poem.

Just make sure to enjoy it and by the way…

When Will You be Back?

This is a special poem I wrote for all the Mums and Dads with little ones setting off to school for the first time.

Get the tissues ready. Enjoy the day and be sure to make lots of lovely memories.

It’s a lovely poem to share with your children too …

I’m ready Mum

I’m all set up with my schoolbag neatly packed

I really am excited


Ooh! I’m so excited

It’s finally arrived

I wonder what school will be like

Can’t wait to get inside

I know what I’ll be wearing

We’ve been planning for a while

You can take plenty of photos

I’ll wear my biggest smile

My lovely shoes are ready

That’s the left & that’s the right

Ooh! they are so comfy

I can run in them alright

I can put my pencils in my bag

And my little rubber too

Do you think I could bring Teddy?

Oh! I need to pack the glue

I love my brand new lunchbox

With my name right on the side

I can’t wait to open it

Bet there’s lovely things inside

Oh I’m so excited

I’ll see other girls and boys

Have great fun in the playground

Learn to share the lovely toys

There’s a special place to hang my coat

And then I’ll find my seat

Oh I’m so excited

I wonder who I’ll meet

We might sing songs

And say some rhymes

& hear a story too

It’s going to be so much fun

I’ll be learning new things too

When we get there Mum

I’ll hold your hand real tight

When you meet my lovely teacher

You’ll know I’ll be alright

I’m ready Mum

I’m all set up with my schoolbag neatly packed

I really am excited


By Michelle Woodswaldron © 2017

Be sure to chat to your children about what may happen and give them a little timeline of how the day may go in advance. Not too complicated just very simple …. when you get up we can have lovely breakfast & then get ready, perhaps have a little play, mention what time you will be leaving and a couple of things which may happen, give them the time when you or whoever is picking them up will be there. It is important that they know and it is really  reassuring  for them to know you will be coming back.

Oh! by the way …They can listen to my album on the way. It’s great for school run and it’s on special now.

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