Any NEW ideas regarding great first day of school read alouds? I've done Giving Tree, and Rainbow Fish. I have the same group as last year (I'm the one looking for any cool looping ideas too) so those two won't work. I have heard good things happen when 'Little engine That Could' is used. It may be too young for my 3rd graders. Anything you guys have seen? By the way... Is it too early to start thinking about the first day of school!! UHG!!!