I found this wonderful book about how students prepare to go back to school around the world, and thought I would share some of the contents with you.
I think the information provided in this book is for school-age children, so I have also provided links for preschools in those specific countries.
Note from the Author: "I have tried to capture the diversity of school experiences."
This would be a great book for social studies; talk to your students about how each student's class is different in comparison to their own.
Children in Kenya
The students either share a desk or sit on a straw mat, they go to school from January to November.
Children in Japan
Japanese children begin school in April, and attend school five days a week and two Saturday mornings.