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It's natural for young students to get nervous about the first day of school. My colleague Elizabeth Kennedy recommends a list of Children's Books for the First Day of School that will help alleviate your young students' anxieties.

My favorite book to read on the first day has long been First Day on a Strange New Planet. My third graders have always loved the lighthearted, whimsical nature of the story, and I've enjoyed the way it sets their minds at ease on day one.

What book do you read with your students on the first day of school?


July 23, 2008 at 7:01 pm
(1) Trey says:

I read First Day Jitters.

July 25, 2008 at 6:22 pm
(2) Ashley Poland says:

I read Kevin Henkes book entitled, Wemberly Worried! Perfect for my 2nd graders!

August 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm
(3) Jan Panos says:

I read Cleversticks; chrysantemum; Tikki Tikki Tembo; Brave Irene;Oliver Button; the kissing Hand to name a few first week read alouds

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