First Day Jitters interesting book about the first day of school
First Day Jitters is a book written by Julie Danneberg. Everyone knows the mixed emotions of the first day of school – especially if it’s the first day at a new school. Children and adults alike enjoy the surprise ending at the back of the book, where they find out that the little girl who had been missing is indeed at school, and her teacher knows everything!
Book gives new meaning to this expression: about one third of the way through, right before bedtime, have your children reread their favorite pages – or even those they’ve forgotten. Also, it’s fun to discuss in small groups if each child has a favorite part, who had to wait for it so long (which was usually the case), and what overall message they can get from reading this book.
The plot of the book is about a little girl named Charlotte who gets a new teacher and how her day goes. The beginning is that she wakes up and gets ready and then she has to go to school. She doesn’t want to go, so her parents have to take her. She sees her friends from last year and then the day starts for real. Her teacher is Mrs. Johnson, who’s really nice and sweet. During lunchtime, Charlotte asks Mrs. Johnson if she can sit at a different table and she says yes because all the kids eat lunch with their friends on their first day of school. At the end of the day, Charlotte is happy to see her parents, but she also didn’t want to see them. When she gets home, her parents take her to a new school that was so big. Her teacher was Mrs. Johnson and they made friends with everyone and everything was just fine because they were in a new school where no one knows them.
In First Day Jitters, the main protagonist is a little girl who doesn’t want to go to school because it’s her first day of school and she doesn’t know what will happen next. Almost throughout the whole book, she doesn’t like it with all of her heart but at the end she does because it gets better and better every second.