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Today we are going to school

My story helps to prepare the child for school, as he/she reads about the fun activities that centers around this experience.

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Today we are going to school

To learn the golden rule

We must obey and do what’s right

Listen and learn with all our might

We all can bring our toys

Even ones which make lots of noise

We all will play and have some fun

When the teacher sings, we sing along

Today we are going to school

To learn the golden rule

We must obey and do what’s right

Listen and learn with all our might

Let’s count to ten

Again and again

Today we will learn our A B C

Today we will learn from A to Z

Today we are going to school

To learn the golden rule

We must obey and do what’s right

Listen and learn with all our might

Bright, bright nose

Clean, clean clothes

That’s how we gooooo!

To school, ready to learn

We watch a puppet show

We exercise and touch our toes

We even get to feed the birds

Today we are going to school

To learn the golden rule

We must obey and do what’s right

Listen and learn with all our might

When it’s time for lunch

We gather in a bunch

When the school day ends

I have to leave my friends

The sun will set and rise again

Tomorrow I will see them again

Today we are going to school

To learn the golden rule

We must obey and do what’s right

To listen and learn with all our might



Describe the intended vision for your early childhood book manuscript in 1-2 sentences

I would particularly want every child and caregiver who reads this story, to enjoy it as this would develop a love of reading for the child. I envision it being read both at school and at home, to encourage the love of school in the child.

Share your suggested book title

Today we are going to school

PLEASE USE THE VERSION OF THIS QUESTION AT THE TOP OF THE SUBMISSION FORM: Share a draft of your manuscript (250 word limit, not including title).

Today we are going to school To learn the golden rule We must obey and do what’s right Listen and learn with all our might We all can bring our toys Even ones which make lots of noise We all will play and have some fun When the teacher sings, we sing along Today we are going to school To learn the golden rule We must obey and do what’s right Listen and learn with all our might Let’s count to ten Again and again Today we will learn our A B C Today we will learn from A to Z Today we are going to school To learn the golden rule We must obey and do what’s right Listen and learn with all our might Bright, bright nose Clean, clean clothes That’s how we gooooo! To school, ready to learn We watch a puppet show We exercise and touch our toes We even get to feed the birds Today we are going to school To learn the golden rule We must obey and do what’s right Listen and learn with all our might When it’s time for lunch We gather in a bunch When the school day ends I have to leave my friends The sun will set and rise again Tomorrow I will see them again Today we are going to school To learn the golden rule We must obey and do what’s right To listen and learn with all our might

How has this book been informed by early childhood language development research and evidence? (response minimum 250 Characters)

The song like quality of the story will certainly catch the attention of the child during reading. Research shows that children learn better through songs and rhymes. As children are active learners in their environment, the story creates images in the child's mind of the positive aspect of school, a place that may tend to be scary to children who have not started school. It will also reinforce positive behaviors of those already attending school. The story can enhance discipline and help to build character. The story can incite conversations between the caregiver and the child, as they discuss activities that are done at school.

Please describe any familiarity you may have with Philadelphia and its residents? (optional question)

NONE

How have you crafted this manuscript to resonate with and/or reflect the experiences of those living in urban contexts? (optional question)

Every child in an urban area will be able to relate easily to the story because the activities mentioned are familiar. The reader will anticipate going to school, and the reader who already attends will be reminded of why they enjoy school.

Location: Country

Saint Lucia

Location: State or Department

Bexon

Location: City

Castries

Provide an example visual identity for a look and feel you might like to achieve. ( (optional question, 3-5 visuals)

Multiple Choice - Have you been previously published (online, self-published, and print included)?

  • No

Do you have an agent?

  • No

How did you hear about the Challenge? (optional question)

  • Someone in my network (word of mouth)

What best describes you? (optional question)

  • I am/we are creatives, writers, or artists

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