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First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

First Day Jitters (edition 2000)

by Julie Danneberg, Judith Dufour Love (Illustrator)

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Title:First Day Jitters
Authors:Julie Danneberg
Other authors:Judith Dufour Love (Illustrator)
Info:Whispering Coyote Pr (2000), School & Library Binding, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:first day of school, fiction, nerves, realistic fiction, feelings, school, twist plot, read aloud, anxiety, teacher, students

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First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg


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This book was a great read. It reminded me so much of myself when I moved to another city and had to make new friends. I often hated to think about a new school, but I knew I would have to get used to it. ( )
  veehsmith | Jul 20, 2017 |
Very cute book with turn of events. Everyone is nervous about the first day of school. It talks about feelings and what to expect for the first day of school. ( )
  jackiegibson | Jan 14, 2017 |
This is a realistic fiction story great for the first day of school. The main character is experiencing "first day jitters" because she is feeling nervous about going to her new school. In the end, readers are surprised that the main character wasn't a child...but it was the teacher all along! Teachers can be nervous on the first day too!

Teaching Connections: predicting, inferencing, visualizing, asking questions, summarizing, making connections, great for a first day lesson ( )
  EmmaNicolazzo | Dec 15, 2016 |
Ages 3-8. It's Sarah's first day at her new school and she's anxious about going. What will it be like? Will the children like her? There are lots of nerves, anticipation and encouragement as she gets ready for the day. At the end of the book Sarah is introduced to her new class... as their classroom teacher! Children will find this book entertaining, relatable and funny. ( )
  smebbinga | Dec 1, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this book because of the build up it created for the ending. The book is about a girl who does not want to get out of bed and attend her first day of school. Who you think is her father is encouraging her to get out of bed because her class is excited to meet her but she just continues to say she doesn't want to and "what if they don't like her." By the end of the book you come to find out the man is her husband and the girl under the covers is the teacher. The way the author built up the climax really made the ending that much more impactful because the entire book you think it is about a student nervous for her first day, but really it is the teacher who is nervous. We often think that teachers have it all together and they don't get nervous, but in reality it is just as nerve racking for them on their first day as well and it just shows that everyone gets nervous and scared sometimes. I also enjoyed the bright and cartoon like illustrations. The theme of the book is change and how scary it can be sometimes, but it is okay to be nervous because everyone does sometimes. ( )
  tsavan1 | Nov 15, 2016 |
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To Jack and Buddie -J.D.
For Matthew, who never gets "first day jitters" but willingly posed for me anyway, with love -J.L.
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Good book for showing that teachers can be nervous too.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 158089061X, Paperback)

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Sarah is afraid to start at a new school, but both she and the reader are in for a surprise when she gets to her class.

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Sarah is afraid to start at a new school, but both she and the reader are in for a surprise when she gets to her class.

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4 editions of this book were published by Charlesbridge.

Editions: 158089061X, 1580890547, 1580891268, 1580891470

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