Thursday, August 15, 2013

1 Books to Ease Back to School Jitters

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Read Away those Back to School Jitters! Five book recommendations to help ease new school year fears..
Hi Ho... Hi Ho... it's off to work I go!

It has been a busy week as I started a new school year. (in a new position as The Reading Instructional Coach)

It doesn't matter that this is my 20+ year in education, I get nervous every year... just like the students!  
That nervous, exciting back to school energy is in the air!

Most students get these "Back to School Nerves"... so today I'm going to share 5 excellent picture books you can read to your children as the new school year begins.

Remember (here comes the Reading Coach in me) 
  • Children of ALL ages LOVE to be read to!
  • Picture books aren't just for babies. 
  • There are many life lessons to be learned through great literature.

Awesome Books to Ease "Back to School Jitters"

 First Day Jitters

Read Away those Back to School Jitters! Five book recommendations to help ease new school year fears..
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Speaking of Jitters...This is a spectacular book with a very surprising ending..... It teaches children that everyone (even adults) experience the same emotions.

Nobody's Mother is in Second Grade

Read Away those Back to School Jitters! Five book recommendations to help ease new school year fears..
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This is a cute story about a little girl and her mother, who has extremely fond memories of being in second grade and wishes she could go back and visit. Her daughter, not sure if it is cool to have mom at school, comes up with an idea to have her mother dress as a plant ~ because nobody's mother is in second grade.


The Kissing Hand

Read Away those Back to School Jitters! Five book recommendations to help ease new school year fears..
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I'm not sure who enjoys this book more...the child or the Mom!  School is starting but Chester the Raccoon doesn't want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mama Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. (We ALL could use The Kissing Hand!)

Wemberly Worried

Read Away those Back to School Jitters! Five book recommendations to help ease new school year fears..
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Wemberly worries about EVERYTHING....When it is time for school to start...Wemberly worries EVEN MORE! Awesome lesson for the worry~wart in us all!  Kevin Henkes is one of my favorite authors~anything by him would be an awesome addition to your child's library!

 The Teacher From the Black Lagoon


Read Away those Back to School Jitters! Five book recommendations to help ease new school year fears..
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This is an outrageously funny tale of how rumors and a wild imagination can make a student create a monster out of any teacher!  Mike Thaler writes many other books just like this using The Principal, The Bus Driver, The Music Teacher and other people children meet in the school setting.  This book and illustrations are entertaining to adults as well! 

Head to your local library to check out these great books and enjoy your last days of summer! 

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