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Favorite First Day of School Book!

See larger image The Kissing Hand (The Kissing Hand Series) This post is a flash from the past.  It was originally published in 2011.

The Kissing Hand is an old favorite to read at the start of the school year.  Little Chester Raccoon is hesitant to leave his mother’s side and go to school.  […]

Favorite 1st Day of School Book!

See larger image The Kissing Hand (The Kissing Hand Series) This post is a flash from the past.  It was originally published in 2011.

The Kissing Hand is an old favorite to read at the start of the school year.  Little Chester Raccoon is hesitant to leave his mother’s side and go to school.  […]

How I Spent My Summer Vacation – Mark Teague

See larger image How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Dragonfly Books) When I was a sixth grade language arts teacher, How I Spent My Summer Vacation was one of my favorite books to use at the beginning of the school year with my students. This book does a terrific job of introducing young writers […]

First Day Jitters – Julie Danneberg

See larger image First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) In honor of our daughter’s first day of third grade….

First Day Jitters is a favorite from my days in the classroom. I love that the young lady who is suffering from first day jitters is a new teacher. This reality does not come […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ The Kissing Hand – Audrey Penn

See larger image The Kissing Hand (The Kissing Hand Series) This post is a flash from the past. It was originally published in 2011.

The Kissing Hand is an old favorite to read at the start of the school year. Little Chester Raccoon is hesitant to leave his mother’s side and go to school. […]

If You Take a Mouse to School – Laura Numeroff

See larger image If You Take a Mouse to School If You Take a Mouse to School is a fun read aloud for the beginning of the school year. Although it does not follow the cyclical pattern of Numeroff’s previous works, it is still an entertaining and engaging read. The bright, colorful pictures are […]

Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner – Amy Schwartz

See larger image Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner Annabelle Swift, Kindergartener is a beginning of the school year classic, and we have been reading and re-reading it at our home the last couple of weeks! Annabelle’s older sister Lucy attempts to prepare Annabelle for the first days of kindergarten, yet her advice proves less than helpful. […]

Mommy in My Pocket – Carol Hunt Senderak

See larger image Mommy in My Pocket Mommy in My Pocket is a wonderfully sweet back to school tale which is tremendously reassuring. A little girl who is feeling a bit concerned about leaving Mommy and going to school imagines what it might be like if she could wish on a falling star and […]

The Kissing Hand – Audrey Penn

See larger image The Kissing Hand (The Kissing Hand Series) The Kissing Hand is an old favorite to read at the start of the school year. Little Chester Raccoon is hesitant to leave his mother’s side and go to school. She assures him that he will love school once he is busy playing with […]