FIRST DAY JITTERS
AREA: Understanding and accepting myself and others
GRADE LEVEL: FIRST GRADE
OBJECTIVES: - Identify different feelings
someone may experience on the
first day of school
- Acceptance of change (friends,
- Gain independence
- Utilize problem solving skills
BOOKS: First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
First Day of School: Lunch Bunch by Judy
Pencils and Paper
DISCUSSION: This lesson should be done the first week of school.
Ask children how they felt on the
morning of their first day of first grade
Have children express the different
feelings/ Does everyone feel this way?
Tell children they are going to listen
to a story about a boy and girl that may
feel just like them
READ: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: LUNCH BUNCH
Discuss how Matt felt in the morning and
then as the day went on
How did Matt overcome the obstacles?
Who helped him get through his nervous
What would you put on your list if you
made one like Matt's?
READ: FIRST DAY JITTERS
Have you ever felt like Sarah during the
first week of school?
What did the author want us to believe
about Sarah until the end of the book?
What was the surprise ending?
Did you know that teachers can be
Have children brain storm the things
they like so far about first grade
Create a list on the chalkboard of their
answers like Matt did with his mother
Have students create their own personal
lists on a sheet of paper to hang up