What is you favorite back to school book?

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  1. CFClassroom

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    I always start the year with First Day Jitters and then (because I teach 3rd) Judy Moody.

    What is your favorite book to read at the start of the new year?
     
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    i teach preschool, so i like The Kissing Hand & Wemberly Worried!
     
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    My last group of kiddos had the reputation of being yappers, and they also had a pretty clear divide between the boys & girls. As our first read aloud, I decided to read No Talking by Andrew Clements. After a few chapters one of my kids said "wow, this is a perfect book for us!" :lol:
     
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    Last year it was Mrs. Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, but this year I'm teaching third so I'm looking for something different.
     
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    A Place Called Kindergarten--the animals on the farm don't understand what the kid means when he says he's going to 'Kindergarten'. Many of my students don't really understand what it's going to entail either-so it's a good way move into that introduction! ;)
     
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    I start with a mouse theme, so we read Chrysanthemum, Lily's Purple Plastic Purse, 7 Little Mice Go to School, If You Take a Mouse to School, Mouse Shapes, and others that I can't remember off the top of my head.
     
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    I Like Me... I had circles made up and a mirror to have the students draw their own pics of themselves and hang them up!!!
     
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    I love David Goes to School and Ish. But this year, I'd like to begin with Alvin Ho. I read Alvin Ho: Allergic to School, Girls and Other Scary Things this summer and I absolutely fell in love with the main character.
     
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    Last year my class loved a mouse book about "Wolfgang Ammadeus Mouse" -cannot remember the title, tho.
     
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    I had fourth graders so last year we delved right into a chapter book, Pippi Longstocking. The kids loved it so I'm thinking of maybe starting with the same book this year. It's not too long so we'll finish it quickly. Definitely something silly/funny. The Sandwich Swap is another one that will definitely get read some point in the first few weeks- one of my all time favorites!
     
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    First Day Jitters and Wemberly Worried

    I think I'll always read those on the first day!!! :D
     
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    Harry Potter

    I love how Professor McGonagall is the perfect mix of tough, flexible, and loving. I aim for that every year. Re-reading the books is a good reminder to myself about how I strive to be.

    (But secretly I'd love to be like Professor Snape. Many of my students probably think I'm just like him. Muahahahaha!)
     
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    We all have our Professor Snape days, Caesar! ;)
     
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    What can I read to 6th graders? On the first day...or ever? :unsure: :eek: ANXIETYYYY!
     
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    I love reading Elmer. We talk about how everyone is unique, and then the students make their own Elmers, glue them to colored paper, and name them. They can design the elephants any way they want to, so that they are all different. They always turn out so cute, and look great hanging in our hallway. :)
     

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