Monday, August 20, 2018

It's the First Day of School by Charles M. Schulz


My daughter, my husband, and I all return to school today! In honor of this special occasion, I share with you Charles Schulz's It's the First Day of School

The story begins four weeks from the first day of school and I think Sally is a little excited. The story continues at three weeks from the first day of school and she has her clothes laid out and her lunch made. Two weeks out, Sally and Charlie Brown go school shopping and one week away Sally begins to have some back to school jitters. The day before, Sally has some mixed feelings. Then the big day has arrived and Sally is feeling good about second grade.

I just love this story and its realistic views of how we all feel as school begins. The summer comes to an end and it's time to get back into the old routine. This forces us to succumb to a plethora of emotions: happy, sad, excited, anxious, and dred. Reading this book to your children at home helps them understand that all of these feelings are normal. 

Today, is the first day of my senior year in college! This semester, I will be finishing up my Social Studies emphasis classes and next semester, I will complete student teaching. I too am full of many emotions. As I become stricken with senioritis, I feel as though this is going to be an extremely long year. However, the light is nearly approaching at the end of the tunnel. I will be making my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher a reality! 

Hear we go! 


I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book everyday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...

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