While UPK or universal preschool has had a bumpy start for some adults, many of the kids could give a hoot about that. CPR education reporter Jenny Brundin had some parents conduct interviews with their little ones before and after that first day of preschool. What follows is a snapshot of what the first day of school is like from a 4-year-old perspective.
Listen to the radio story here
Listen to Rune talk about the first day of school
Rune's mom: Did you learn anything today?
Rune: I don't know.
Rune's mom: You don't know?!
Rune: Mom, what's it called again?
Rune's mom: What is what called again? What you learned?
Rune's mom: I wasn't in school with you. Did you learn about astrophysics? Oh, rocket science, right?
Rune's mom: Oh. Did you maybe sing a song?
Rune: I did. It was a scarf song.
Rune's mom: A scarf song! So, you got to scarf dance at school?
Listen to Sarafina talk about the first day of school
Sarafina's mom: What'd you have for lunch?
Sarafina: We had banana and cucumbers and ketchup.
Sarafina's mom: And ketchup?! [laughs] That sounds like an interesting lunch.
Sarafina: And cucumbers. That's all we had.
Listen to Sully talk about the first day of school
Sully: I learned about soccer.
Sully's mom: Oh, you learned about soccer today?
Sully: Then run super hard. Then take the watch from my friend. Then door to door, then hooray!
Sully's mom: Oh, good job! That's what you do when you play soccer?
Sully: And play on the playground and play with the wood chips.
Sully's mom: Oh, you played with the wood chips today too?
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