Mom, I'm so nervous for my first day of class. What if I don't make any friends?
You shouldn't be worried about that. You have one built in friend: your teacher
There's so many people, how is my teacher ever going to notice me?
I'm only one of 18 students, how will I stand out?
What I didn't know, was that 18 students is an extremely small classroom. The other elementary school in my district had 2 classes of 35 students. I was lucky, it would be easy to create a relationship with my teacher.