Hello, I taught 3rd and 4th for 7 years, and always used read alouds during the first week to get the kids talking about themselves and to make them feel comfortable. Some examples of books that I used were: "Today I Feel Silly" by Jaime Lee Curtis "The First Day Jitters" "The Brand New Kid" by Katie Couric Are these too young? I would loooove any suggestions for read alouds for these 6th graders, preferably to open discussion about being afraid, or being lonely, or having good character, or following the rules. Thank you in advance! This 6th grade thing is super scary. I don't even know if these kids will be too big for read alouds. Help!