Changing grades or going to a new school for the first time is exciting, but it can also cause stress and anxiety for children. Talking about the new grade or school and what things will be like there helps ease that anxiety. Students entering Kindergarten have the opportunity to visit the school several times starting the year before they enter Kindergarten. Students who are going to grade 5 at Marshview usually visit the school in the spring with their teacher. You might find the stories below helpful to read over the summer months to prepare your child for the next grade. Please feel free to download and print the stories!
Social stories can be used to introduce students to and reduce anxiety about new situations and events that they may encounter. In addition they can be used to teach new social skills. You will find below social stories about some of the common events that cause anxiety and also common social skill development.