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First Day Jitters

by Julie Danneberg

Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just...

Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending.

Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. FIRST DAY JITTERS is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has ever anticipated a first day of school.

Suggested by Ms. Poe (teacher)
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Paperback - 32 pages - $7.95
ISBN: 158089061X (ISBN13: 9781580890618)
Published Feb 1, 2000 by Charlesbridge
First published 2000

why I requested this book

This book will help my students feel more comfortable on the first day of school.

This book will help my students feel more comfortable on the first day of school.

the class

We are a very diverse class with all different reading levels! We love learning about new things through books and conducting book study's and book reviews!

We are a very diverse class with all different reading levels! We love learning about new things through books and conducting book study's and book reviews!

the school

Lincoln, Springfield, MA

public | K-5 | 417 students

Economic status:  High Poverty

732 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA
Phone:  (413) 787-7314 Fax:  (413) 787-7364
Springfield School District

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