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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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I love this book. I think it's great for kids to see that even adults get nervous on the first day at a new job, not just them. It is also good for kids who have just moved to a new school and who may not know anyone. ( )
  the1jag | Jan 14, 2016 |
teachers and students in kindergarten and first grade would like this book because it would be a great way to break the ice on the first day of school.
  whitneyosborne | Jan 11, 2016 |
This is a fun book to read during the first week of school. The character is nervous and doesn't want to go to school. This is something that students might relate to. There is a surprise at the end when the reader finds out the the main character is a teacher and not a student!
  carldgibson | Dec 16, 2015 |
First Day Jitters is a book that all teachers can relate too. This book follows Mrs. Hartwell on her first day of something. We see our main character become screed, and frightened over the first day of this mystery event. The illustrations in the book are very comical since the characters in the story are drawn very well we are able to seed the emotions on each characters face. This helps us relate tot ehway the characters are feeling. This book is very relatable to any teacher, or student who has ever been nervous for a first day. This book helps give good tools, and ideas in order to beat the first day jitters. This could be a good book for children in kindergarten through fourth grade who are nervous to start a new adventure. This is a book that teachers could read on their first day of class to show that it is okay to be nervous, but we all must face our fears at some point. ( )
  cross67 | Dec 3, 2015 |
I really enjoyed this tradebook. This story starts off talking about the main character. She is very nervous to start her new school, and doesn't want to go or get out of bed. When she does, she talks about how clammy her hands are and how anxious she is getting. At the end, you end up finding out it was a new teacher who was nervous. I gave this story a five out of five stars, because I think it shows that everyone is nervous. Even older people can be nervous. The illustrations looked like they were done in water colors. I thought the illustrations were interesting because you never saw the main characters face until the end. It made the story more interesting, because you wanted to know what she looked like. I would use this in a classroom the first week of school. It is okay for everyone to be nervous, because even older people get nervous. ( )
  j.swancutt | Nov 29, 2015 |
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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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