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I think the Berenstain Bears Go to School is a great book to have in the classroom. I like this book for two reasons. First, I’ve noticed that all Berenstain Bears books open with a nice riddle on the first page. For example “When summertime ends, and the weather turns cool, most little bears are ready for school…..” I like that these sentences typically rhyme but also have to do with the theme of the book. Second, I like how real this story is presented. For example, sister is nervous to start school and on her first day she felt intimidated on the bus. When she arrived in the classroom everyone started playing but there were kids fighting over toys and kids making big messes, and other bears (students) who were scared to be in the classroom. I thought this illustration as well as story goes along great with an actual first experience at school. Some students are nervous, some are overly excited, and some don’t fully understand the concept of school and sharing and quiet time, etc. The purpose of this book is to introduce the concept of school to the youngest Berenstain bear, and explain that although school can be frightening, it is also very fun. ( )
  aseipp1 | Mar 19, 2016 |
I liked this book for many reasons. First off, I thought the characters were very believable and the roles they took on were very realistic. The younger sister, who is just starting kindergarten, is portrayed as being very worried and afraid. This is often the way people act when trying new things. However, after being reassured by her mom, brother, and teacher she realizes that school is not scary at all and that she actually likes it a lot. I also, liked the illustrations in the book. They were very detailed and portrayed a clear picture of what was happening in the story. While there was a lot going on in the illustration of Sister’s first day of school, I liked that is showed all the different and fun things children can do in kindergarten. The central message of the story is that it is okay to be a little nervous when trying new things but it is important to realize that without trying new things you could be missing out on something really great. ( )
  acasca1 | Sep 20, 2013 |
It's just another year for Brother Bear, but Sister is heading to her first year of kindergarten, and she is not as excited as her brother. She likes her time at home with Mama and Papa bear, and her own way of doing things. Her fears are a little alleviated when she meets Miss Honeybear, her upcoming teacher, but the morning of her first day brings all the worries crashing back. And everything turns out just wonderful. She meets new friends, plays games, reads stories, and even has snack and nap time. In a few days, Sister Bear is the one dragging Brother to the bus, excited to be off for another day of school.

This story is one of the first Berenstain Bears books, and a good one. Children of school age will definitely relate to the story, and the text is descriptive but simple, not overloading young readers with too many words. Dialogue and humor spice up the narrative. The illustrations in this series have stood the test of time; they are cartoony, friendly, and comforting. This is a wonderful choice for early readers, and especially appropriate for children who are about to start school for the first time. ( )
  nmhale | Aug 27, 2013 |
This early/beginning reader book is perfect for Kindergarten and 1st grade. It's Sister's first school experience, entering Kindergarten. Before her first day, Sister and Mother visit the school. The visit eases Sister's nerves, but only temporarily. The morning of her first day, Sister is a bit anxious, and worries she might not like school. Luckily, she enjoyed Kindergarten very much and had a great first day. She learns that Brother was right when he told her that school is fun. This book is perfect for early readers at a 1st grade level. The story line and sentence structures are simple, and the text is made up of recognizable words. Children would also appreciate the lively illustrations which aid the story and give context clues in case they have trouble with the text. This would also be an excellent book to read aloud at the beginning of the school year, and could easily open up a discussion on first day jitters and experiences.
  dmarie8 | Oct 16, 2011 |
• I like this book the first day of school is always exciting.
• Sister and Brother rode the bus to school on the first day. The school was newly painted and the classroom polished. There was a new teacher named Ms. Polly. They play on the playground and learn some new things in class. At the end of the day they rode the school bus home. They couldn’t wait to tell Mama and Papa about their first day at school.
o This book can help children who are scared on the first day.
o And they can learn about some things that go on at school. ( )
  Laterra | Jul 28, 2011 |
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Illus. in full color. A sympathetic story about Sister Bear, who conquers her fear of starting kindergarten.

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Sister Bear, nervous about entering kindergarten, overcomes her fears when she discovers that school is really fun.

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