"I was a little concerned with him feeling confident and raising his hand," said mother Kelli Campbell.
This is just one of many concerns that parents of soon-to-be Kindergarteners have.
Campbell tells me that she wants to prepare her children the best that she can. "At home we read lots of stories. We do puzzles together, we're constantly talking."
News 5 WCYB went to Woodland Elementary School and spoke with Principal Dr. Tracey Crowe. Crowe said that it's important to teach your children different skills to help them get ahead of the game. "Kids that have not had any prior knowledge or prior experiences, they are starting at ground zero."
But it's important that parents realize that it's not just about their academics. Students should also learn their social and emotional skills, so they know to share and learn to play well with others.
Now experts say, in an effort to prevent anxiety in your child, you really should bring them to the school, walk around and show them key places; like the library, cafeteria and even the bathroom.
It's also important to go over where you will be picking up your child at the end of the day.
A few other items that might be required are their birth certificate, social security card, immunization records and, at some schools, even proof of address.
We spoke with leaders at the Bristol Virginia Public Schools system and they have the same requirements.
Parents like Campbell tell me that the experience of helping prepare her son is changing her view on how she will prepare her daughter for school.
"I feel like I’m doing more with her than I did with Logan because I’m seeing how important it is to work with your child at home," says Campbell.
For dates on when schools start and when you can take your Kindergartener to tour the school, call the school they will be attending.