First Day Jitters is a wonderful story written by Julie Danneberg. It is about a teacher who is going to a new school and is so nervous her husband has to make her go. It is not revealed that she is a teacher until the end of the story...making for a fun twist!
This book companion is full of activities related to the story and perfect for the first few days of school! Many of the activities are perfect for morning meeting discussions.
Included in the book companion:
-Suggested Read Aloud Lesson (Making Connections), Guided Questions for before and after reading
-Activities for before reading: Quick Write, Anticipation Guide, Vocabulary Cards
-Activities for during/ after reading: 2 circle maps (jitters/ calm), Vivid Verbs Activity, Text-to-self Graphic Organizer, Compare/ Contrast Venn Diagram with correlated writing prompt, Story Elements Graphic Organizer, Reading Response Prompt
-Fun First Week Activities: The ABC's of Me (get to know your students), First Week of School Fun Tracker, First Week of School Fun Mini Book