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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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Sarah is not excited about her first day of school. it turns out that the little girl is actually going to be the teacher and she is scared of her first day at her new teaching job.
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  TUCC | Oct 24, 2016 |
It is the first day of school and Sarah Hartwell does not want to go. She doesn't want to get out of bed because it is a new school for her and she is nervous no one will like her. She got up, got ready, and made it to school, much against her will. She tried coming up with excuses to tell Mr. Hartwell so she wouldn't have to go, "I feel sick". A teacher named Mrs.Burton greets her and shows her to her classroom. She assures Sarah that everyone is nervous on the first day of school. The teacher introduces Sarah to the class, and SURPRISE! Sarah Hartwell is their new teacher.

I like this book because the whole time readers are thinking that Sarah is a new student and all kids can relate to feeling nervous on the first day of school. But the surprise at the end, when Sarah is revealed as a grown adult teacher, is the best part. It just goes to show that students are not the only ones nervous on the first day of school, teachers are too.

) The award the book received:
- Storytelling World Award

2) An original description of the award:
- Thousands of new and adapted stories are published each year. Storytellers (and story seekers) are looking for "just the right story" for a variety of reasons and occasions. Most professionals just don't have the time to read all of the new publications, so Storytelling World assists in this search through this annual awards program. Our staff publicizes the awards program through this web site, by e-mails to publishers, and through limited mailings. Anyone (individuals or publishers) may nominate resources to be considered for these awards. A staff of professionals proceed through the evaluation/selection process that culminates the following April.

3) The book citation (APA format):
Danneberg, J., & Love, J. (2000). First Day Jitters. 85 Main St., Watertown, MA 02472: Charlesbridge. ( )
  Megan_Ross | Sep 29, 2016 |
I love this book for any grade, especially as a first year teacher or a new teacher to the school. I love that it doesn't show the main character until the end. ( )
  KJoPlante | Sep 11, 2016 |
Love this book shows the students that teachers used to have first day jitters to.
I would read this on the first day of school
  Kendralpayne | Sep 7, 2016 |
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Medium: ink and watercolors
The story starts with a girl that doesn't want to get out of bed to go to her new school on the first day. Mr. Hartwell tries to get her out of bed and she complains. All the way to school she is nervous, and by the end of the book, you find out the girl is actually a teacher rather than a student! This is a good book to read to the class on their first day, because lots of kids might have nerves about coming back to school, especially if they are new. This would be a good conversation starter to talk about nerves, so everyone knows they are in the same boat.
  sophiadale | Jul 23, 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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Editions: 158089061X, 1580890547, 1580891268, 1580891470

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