Tracey was very unhappy and scared. She was starting a new school.
“I ___DO NOT WANT___ to go to school today,” Tracey told her father.
“I understand, Tracey,” he said. “Starting a new school can be very difficult. But you have to.”
A month before ___THEIR___ family had moved to a new town and everything was still new and strange for Tracey. Dad smoothed Tracey’s hair down and ___GAVE___ her a little hug,
“When your classes ___ARE___ over, I’ll pick you up, ok?”
When Tracey got to school and looked at the big building, she thought, “I wish I ___COULD___ run away,” but she knew it was impossible. She took a deep breath and walked up the steps to school. She went straight into her ___FIFTH___ grade classroom.
“That must be Tracey,” “Hello, Tracey!”, “Welcome, Tracey!” the ___CHILDREN___ in the room welcomed her.
Everyone seemed friendly and Tracey felt a little ___BETTER___.
The father picked her up after school.
“How was your day?” he asked. To his surprise Tracey answered that she ___LIKED___ her new school.
“You are a brave girl,” her father said. “I’m proud of you.”