Read Aloud for the first days of school? Book suggestions?

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  1. lvnlife287

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    Hi All-

    New to being a classroom teacher and teaching 5th grade. I thought it might be nice to do a read aloud on the first day of school... any suggestions for good books to use?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I always read First Day Jitters. Even though they are in fifth grade, they love it!
     
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    I read Miss Alaneus, A Vocabulary Disaster. My fifth graders love it. It's about a girl in fifth grade who makes an embarassing mistake but makes the best of it.
     
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    I was surprised last year at how many of my fifth graders hadn't heard First Day Jitters before. They loved it and I plan on reading it again this year.
     
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    Brand New Pencils, Brand New Books by Diane Degroat
    Picture book, but kids love it anyhow.
     
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    To my 6th grade class I am planning on reading Thank you Mr. Falkner by Patricia Pollacco. It shows them that they can overcome any obstacles that are in their way.
     
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    I agree with First Day Jitters. Kids also love the Black Lagoon series.
     
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    I'm going to read Sideways Stories from Wayside School. :-D
     
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    I am planning to read "Pond Scum". I heard about it in a workshop and it sounds pretty good! It has some really good descriptive text.
     
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    I always read Miss Nelson is Missing on the first day of school. I have done this in fourth and fifth grades. It is a good way to lead off into talking about classroom behavior expectations!
     
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    I'm planning on reading "No Talking", by Andrew Clements. It's a fun book about boys vs girls in 5th grade where they take a bet as to who can keep quiet longest - with various rules included. I love it!
     
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    I also like Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Fifth graders always enjoy this book!
     
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    Started Tale of Despereaux on the first day. They are enjoying it. Some went out and bought it and read the whole thing. I guess they felt I was going too slow.
     
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    I'm going to read Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna. It has a really great lesson about not being able to take back your words once they are said.
     

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