Samantha is having schoolmares. She struggles with fears about returning to school. With help from her mom, she realizes she needs to face her fears and have confidence that new beginnings are rarely as scary as we anticipate. Filled will pages at the end for the owner to record notes about their first day of school/work.
I wrote this for my students many moons ago, and it was published in 2009. I have permission to sell it here in a digital format for the use of teachers and their classrooms. One way my colleagues have used it is to read it without showing the illustrations, allowing their students to draw what they picture. Many also ask students to record their expectations and emotions around starting a new school year. There are so many ways to use this book! I hope you'll share some of your ideas with me as well!