Postcards to Help with the Eradication of First Day of School Jitters
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I created some postcards to send to my students later today. I’m sending them with the hope that this can help alleviate some of the jitters kids feel when they’re about to head back to school. (Hence the reason I included two URLs: one for the class blog and one with photos of the classroom so they know what they’re coming into.)
Want to read more about “first-day jitters?” Just click here to check out this Washington Post article that examines what life is like for first-year teachers.
I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).
I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.