First Day Jitters

First Day Jitters

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Overview

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg, Judy Love

Sarah Jane is worried about going to a new school. She refuses to get out of bed because she keeps imagining all the bad things that can happen. Readers will understand and sympathize with Sarah's feelings and laugh when they discover the surprise ending to this delightful story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580890540
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Series: Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures Series , #1
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 104,138
Product dimensions: 8.31(w) x 10.31(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

As a kid, when Julie Danneberg daydreamed or played at being grown-up, she never imagined herself as a writer. Instead she dreamed of being a famous girl reporter, a secret agent, and a teacher.

Julie Danneberg is the author of several books for children, including FIRST DAY JITTERS, FIRST YEAR LETTERS, LAST DAY BLUES, COWBOY SLIM, and FAMILY REMINDERS. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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"Sarah, dear, time to get out of bed," Mr. Hartwell said, poking his head through the bedroom doorway. "You don't want to miss the first day at your new school, do you?"

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First Day Jitters 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
NCSan More than 1 year ago
What a marvelous book for teachers and students alike...love the surprise ending!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a teacher, I use this book to help calm my class of their 'first day jitters.' It does the trick and they love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my preschoolers each year on their first day of class. It's a great ice-breaker and lets the children know that just because their teacher is older and supposed to act like a grown-up, he or she is experiencing much of the same 'jitters' that they are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was read to me at a workshop three years ago. This year I decided to start the kids in my class off with a short story to get them talking and I immediately thought of this one! I can't wait to see their faces at the end!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter came home from school and couldn't stop talking about this book. I think it was the first book that ever 'tricked' her and she was amazed by the ending... She LOVED it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the suprise ending
DorothyBell More than 1 year ago
This book is a must have for teachers to read on the first day of school, no matter what grade they teach.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book hits the nail right the head. Students want to know teachers have anxieties to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You'll be surprised and ask yourself, 'Did I read this right?,' at the end of 'First Day Jitters.' The book is funny too, with the character not wanting to go to school on the first day. Everybody will like this book!
Nicole De Jonge More than 1 year ago
I read this book in school and loved the cool surprise ending
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
I love this story. In First Day Jitters, Sarah Jane Hartwell doesn’t want to get out of bed to go to school on the first day. Mr. Hartwell finally convinces her to get up, have breakfast and head off to school. He drives her and she is met by the principal who takes her to her classroom. The author, Julie Danneberg, writes this book in a way that leaves the reader surprised at the end of the story when it is revealed that Sarah is actually the teacher. The illustrations by Judy Love, are also done in a way that Sarah’s face is never revealed until the end of the book when she is introduced to the class. I loved the illustrations, they are colourful, full of action (the pets trying to get her out of bed are wonderful) and kids will relate to them well. Children of all ages would enjoy the surprise at the end of the story. I am a retired teacher and I know that my colleagues would enjoy the humor of this book, and relate to it more than we know. This would be a great read aloud book to share with students on the first day of school. It would give teachers the opportunity to share their worries and concerns about the first day of school. This gives students the chance to see their teachers in a different light, we don't live in or sleep at the school, and we have similar feelings at the beginning the new school year. This is a great book to be in all school libraries as well as classroom libraries or teacher resource rooms. A great opportunity to talk about emotions and ways to deal with them. I received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
catloverAD More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great little story. It shows that everyone can be nervous on thier first day of school! It has a fantastic surprise ending!! The story is illustrated beautifully!
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