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First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
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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
Rating:*****
Tags:first day of school, fiction, nerves, realistic fiction, feelings, school, twist plot, read aloud, anxiety, teacher, students

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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 |
Great book for the first day of school! This book has a surprise ending so you can assess students knowledge of predicting and inferencing. After you have read the book once, go back through the book and write clues that pointed to the teacher being the character. This book also have fun illustrations. ( )
  Laura_Ashley | Nov 10, 2016 |
This book is so cute! It is a great book for the first day in relating their feelings of nervousness with the book and the teacher and knowing it is okay and everyone gets nervous and anxious. This book is great for kindergarten to third grade. It is a great book to talk about your feelings and predicting. ( )
  DinahW | Nov 9, 2016 |
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 |
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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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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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