First Day Jitters

First Day Jitters Sarah Jane is worried about going to a new school She refuses to get out of bed because she keeps imagining all the bad things that can happen Readers will understand and sympathize with Sarah s feeli

  • Title: First Day Jitters
  • Author: Julie Danneberg Judy Love
  • ISBN: 9781580890540
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sarah Jane is worried about going to a new school She refuses to get out of bed because she keeps imagining all the bad things that can happen Readers will understand and sympathize with Sarah s feelings and laugh when they discover the surprise ending to this delightful story.

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  • I love this story. In First Day Jitters, Sarah Jane Hartwell doesn’t want to get out of bed to go to school on the first day. Mr. Hartwell finally convinces her to get up, have breakfast and head off to school. He drives her and she is met by the principal who takes her to her classroom. The author, Julie Danneberg, writes this book in a way that leaves the reader surprised at the end of the story when it is revealed that Sarah is actually the teacher. The illustrations by Judy Love, are also [...]


  • I wasn't entirely sure about the value of this book until I got to the end. This is definitely a cute book to start the school year. The children will get a kick out of it.


  • First Day Jitters is full of interesting, colorful, and vivid illustrations. Sarah Jane Hartwell is a relateable character that decides she does not want to go to a new school on the very first day of the school year. Through discussions and arguements with her father, Sarah is convinced that her attendance is mandatory, despite her fears and hesitations. The fears of Sarah Jane, and many fears other people may have on their first day of school, are described throughout the story and resolved wi [...]



  • I began my 10th year in education today with a new classroom full of eager, excited, and nervous second graders. This story is a wonderful one to connect the feelings of students and teachers alike as a new journey of a school year begins on the very first day. I love connecting the feeling and sentiment offered in this book to my students as we always begin. This is certainly a classic book and a perfect one for any student at the beginning of a new school year.


  • In the book, First Day Jitters, Sarah doesn’t want to get out of bed to go to the first day of school. Sarah’s father finally convinces her to get up and begin the day. After Sarah arrives at school, the reader finds out that Sarah is actually the teacher. The author, Julie Danneberg, brilliantly writes this book in a way that leaves the reader surprised at the end of the story when it is revealed that Sarah is actually the teacher. The illustrations are also done in a way that Sarah’s fac [...]


  • This is an absolutely delightful book about a little girl who's more than a little apprehensive about embarking on her first day at her new school. The illustrations are charming; cat and dog follow their mistress around the house, and even in the car to the dreaded journey to school! The text is caring, showing youngsters that "first day jitters" are normal, and there's a wonderful surprise ending as well. Highly recommended!



  • This is one of my favorite back-to-school books! It's really cute and clever, and does a good job of showing kids that teachers are people, too. :)


  • This is such a fun book because everyone on the planet can relate: a parent, a student, a teacher or a principal understands those emotions completely. The first day of school is exciting but also can be very scary. Everyone finds it hard to sleep the night before and they try to imagine in their head all night long what that first day will look like.Will the teacher be nice? Will the kids accept me and be my friends? Will I miss my bus or . horrors of horrors. forget my lunch on the kitchen cou [...]


  • Summary: Everyone's nervous on the first day of school, right? But that doesn't mean you get to skip it! Follow Sarah in her struggle to get the motivation to get to her first day at school. Evaluation: This simple book is great for lower grades. It is easy to add voices and use appropriate tone. It can easily be used as a book to practice student reading fluency because the words aren't too hard.Teaching Idea: You could use this text for lower grades to help teach summarizing stories in the sim [...]


  • This book is about Sarah, who is very nervous about her first day at her new school. Sarah's father has to make her get out of bed and get ready so he can drive her to school. He tries to comfort her as she explains that she hates her new school already because she does not know anyone. At the end of the book, once Sarah gets to school, she is introduced as a new teacher.I really enjoyed First Day Jitters. The illustrations are very colorful and interesting, and Sarah is in many of the pictures, [...]


  • The first day at a new school is always a frightening experience. In this story, Sarah does not want to go to school. Mr. Hartwell eventually gets Sarah to get out of bed, eat breakfast, and go to school. With the beautiful illustrations, the pictures do not tell how old Sarah is. It is revealed at the end of the story that Sarah is the new teacher. First Day Jitters shows children that they may not be the only ones nervous about a new school or the first day of school. The teachers often are al [...]


  • This story is about a character named Sarah who is terribly nervous about the first day at her new school. She worries about not knowing anyone and the challenges that lay ahead. With much support though she is finally ready for her first day. I loved this book. It was so cute and the ending was fantastic. I will definitely have this in my class library. I can see this book being used on the first day of class to calm the nerves of not just the students, but the teacher as well. It's a good way [...]


  • This book is a great book for people all ages. Once you read this book your inside book lover itches to read it again.First Day Jitters will make you feel more confidint if you are trying something for the fist time.


  • 1. Awards received: This book has won the 2001 Storytelling World Award.2. Appropriate grade level(s): This book is appropriate for kindergarten to grade 3.3. Summary: Sarah Jane Hartwell has to face a fear that most of us have had to experience—starting over at a new school. Mr. Hartwell is trying to get Sarah out of bed, from under the covers, but she is very reluctant to do so. He reminds her how much she liked her other school and asks her to think fo all the new friends she’ll meet. She [...]


  • “First Day Jitters” by Julie Danneberg; published by Charlesbridge Publishing; Watertown, MA; copyright 20001. Awards the book has received: This book has not received any awards.2. Appropriate grade level(s): This book is appropriate for preschool through third grade.3. Summary: Sarah Hartwell is dreading going to her first day of school. She complains that she won't like it or that she won't have friends. She's afraid she won't be liked. But, Mr. Hartwell eventually drags her out of bed an [...]


  • “First Day Jitters” by Julie Danneberg; published by Charlesbridge Publishing Inc.; Watertown MA; copyright 2000.1. Awards the book has received: This book has not received any awards.2. Appropriate grade level(s): This book is appropriate for children from Preschool- 2nd grade.3. Summary: Sarah Hartwell is very nervous for her first day of school. She doesn’t want to start at a new school because she doesn’t know anyone and is not used to it yet. Once she finally gets out of bed, gets r [...]


  • Name of Book and Author: First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg1. Awards the book has received: 2001 Storytelling World Award2. Appropriate Grade Level(s): Good for anyone, but I would say K-53. Summary: Sara Hartwell faces a fear that most of us have faced before. She is scared and doesn’t want to start over at her new school. Mr. Hartwell persuades her to get out of bed. Sara finally puts herself together and gets to school. We are surprised at the end of the book to find out that Sara is actu [...]


  • SummaryFirst day Jitters is a wonderful story that focuses on how nervous someone is for the first day of school and the author makes it appear that it is a young student. At the end it is revealed that it is actually a teacher who is nervous about the first day of schoolEvaluationThis book is award winning for its illustrations and it does a great job of making the reader believe that it is from the point of view of a scared young child. This could be a good opportunity to have the children mak [...]


  • Sarah Jane is reluctant to get out of bed on the morning of the first day at a new school. As she lays in bed she goes through everything that’s wrong with her school: she doesn’t know anyone, it’s going to be hard, and she just plain hates it. After much insistence from her father, Sarah Jane finally gets out of bed and goes to school. When she arrives, she stand in front of the class and introduces herself as Ms. Hartwell, their new teacher.First Day Jitters is a funny and relatable stor [...]


  • spoiler alertIn this story, first day jitters of someone going to school are told, but throughout the book, you don't get to see who the main character is at the end, all you know is that her name is Sarah. As Sarah prepares for her day, she constantly makes excuses about why she doesn't want to go to school. At the end of the book, Sarah is finally shown and its revealed that Sarah is actually the new teacher for the classroom. I really liked this book because this plot is relatable to both stu [...]


  • “First Day Jitters” by Julie Danneberg”, published by Charlesbridge Publishing; copyright 20001. Awards: No Awards2. Appropriate grade level: K-2nd grade3. Summary: Mr. Hartwell tries his best to get Sarah out of bed for her first day of school. No matter how hard he tries, Sarah claims that she’s feeling super nervous about her first day. In the end, it turns out that Sarah is the teacher of a new class! 4. Review: This book is super fun, I really enjoyed it! A lot of children can relat [...]


  • I was first introduced to this book in my Literature for Children class at Jacksonville. Our professor read it to us on our fist day of class, and then had us write down some of our first day jitters. I feel in love with this cute little story then, and love it even more since I got to share it with my second graders. This book encapsulates the Sarah Jane Hartwell's fears upon starting her first day at a new school. It also has a surprising ending. I love it, and my students loved it. I highly r [...]


  • In this social-emotional book it teaches you that not only are children afraid of the first day of school but teachers are also afraid of the first day of school. Everyone can be anxious or scared about their first day but you have to remember that its not as bad as it seems and that you have to be brave and concur your fear aka the jitters. I learned all of that by reading this book and I believe that this book is great to read to young children who are new and scared about starting somewhere n [...]


  • Realistic Fiction Grades:P-2I loved this book! Not only would this be a great way to start a school year off after introducing yourself to your new class, but it also helps children better understand that things can still work out when you are nervous about something. This book is not only useful for calming students down, but for the older grades, there could be a great discussion about point of view. This book really was well written and even had me baffled at the end. This is a must have for [...]


  • This is a fantastic book to read on the first day of school! The book tells the story of the anxiety someone has on the morning of the first day of school. They do not want to get out out bed, and as they are getting ready for the day, they are completely nervous. There is a surprise ending, for it was not a student who was nervous, but the teacher. This can show students that it is normal to feel nervous, and even adults feel the same way at times.


  • I really enjoyed this book and think it would fit well in my classroom. It is very relatable to kids because all kids get jitters on the first day of school, even if it's not at a new school. It gives a reassuring aspect to students that the first day can be fun and isn't all scary like we may think that it is. Would be a great book to read to students on the first day of school. The illustrations are simple and relatable to students.


  • This is a realistic fiction book. This is great because throughout the story the reader believes they are reading about a student with first-day jitters when it actually turns out to be someone else! This book could be used for all grades at the beginning of the school year, but otherwise, should be kept in a k-2nd classroom.


  • This book never fails to surprise young readers on the first day of school. It helps them recognize that many people are uncomfortable on the first day of a new school year. The book is very humorous and can inspire a variety of art and writing activities. The follow up books, First Year Letters and Last Day Blues are great, too.


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