Sarah Jane Hartwell has that sinking feeling in the pit of her stomach–she's nervous and doesn't want to start a new school year. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With a little convincing from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly heads to class. Shy at first, she's quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton and reminded that everyone at school gets the jitters sometimes.
This clever back to school book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like acceptance and making new friends. It is also great for inferencing and for targeting character analysis as well as for /s/, /h/ and /ar/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using First Day Jitters in speech therapy below: