First Day Jitters PDF - Overview
First Day Jitters is about a first-time teacher’s first day at school. It may surprise students to know that teachers get nervous too. Share it with your students, and then tell them a funny story about your first day of teaching or any first day of school story. Incorporate visual aids or create a timeline of events as you go, demonstrating narrative and strategies of communication.
Have students write their own First Day Jitters book. This activity is especially appropriate for kindergartners or first graders, who have limited writing abilities. The teacher should have multiple pages copied for each student. On each page is a sentence with a blank that the student should fill in with his or her own word. Then they can draw a picture to match. When they have filled in their pages they can practice reading to a partner.