First Day Jitters
Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

First Day Jitters Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

First Day Jitters Lesson Plans for Elementary School Teachers

This page contains First Day Jitters lesson plans,
teaching resources, and a fun student project.


blue bullet point First Day Jitters, written by Julie Danneberg, is a wonderful picture book to read to your students the first day of school.

blue bullet point Can you remember your first day at a new school? Can you remember your first day of school as a brand new teacher? First day jitters aren't just for kindergarten students!

blue bullet point It's the first day of school and Sarah Jane Hartwell is nervous and wants to stay in her bed. Mr. Hartwell tries to ease her nerves with calm reassurance and wise advice.

blue bullet point The plot leads to a very cute and surprising twist at the end of the story when the readers learn that the teacher is the one who is nervous about her first day of school.

blue bullet point Reading First Day Jitters to your students will help them to see that teachers and grown-ups have feelings and get nervous, just like kids.

blue bullet point First Day Jitters is well written and covers all of the anxieties of starting out at a new school. In your classroom, you are sure to have students who are brand new to the school and who are experiencing first day jitters, no matter how old they are.

First Day Jitters Jullie Danneberg Lesson Plans and Projects for Students blue bullet point This book is appropriate to read for the early elementary grade levels, but I also feel that students in Grades 3 - 5 would enjoy listening to this book.

blue bullet point Reading this book will give you a wonderful opportunity to focus on your new students, welcoming them to their new school, and pairing them up with a welcome buddy. The welcome buddies could be responsible for helping the new students, showing them around the school, and introducing these students to new friends at lunch time and recess.

blue bullet point As your are reading this book, there are opportunities for you to ask your students to make predictions, discuss their own jitters, and share how their parents helped them with their own first day jitters.

blue bullet point On this page you will find a unique project that I have created specifically to go along with this delightful back to school picture book.





Student Lunch Box Writing Templates

First Day Jitters Lesson Plans


First Day Jitters Julie Danneberg Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

First Day Jitters Lesson Plans:
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First Day Jitters Julie Danneberg Lesson Plans, Projects, and Printable Worksheets for Students blue bullet point As I was reading this book for the first time, I was imagining trying to create a fun writing project for this back to school read aloud book.

blue bullet point I love the last illustration of the book, Mrs. Sarah Jane Hartwell standing beside her new principal with her cute lunch box clutched in her hands. Consequently, the theme for this set of First Day Jitters teaching resources is a project in the shape of a lunch box.

blue bullet point I have not chosen a writing topic for this assignment, so you could choose to have your students write a summary about the book, or your students can write about their own first day jitters.

blue bullet point Since I am also a teacher, I understand that teachers often need to change or adapt a resource that we find to meet our own needs. I have provided 4 different versions of these lunch box templates in order to help you select the version that would best suit your own needs.

Lunch Box Templates #1:

The first set of lunch box templates has standard sized writing lines.
Below is an example of the first draft worksheet for the first lunch box template.


First Day Jitters Lesson Plans and Writing Worksheets

First Day Jitters Lesson Plans:
First Draft Worksheet Lunch Box Template #1


First Day Jitters Fun Projects for Students, Lesson Plans, and Ideas blue bullet point This creative writing assignment will not take your students very long to complete. The lunch box templates are on one worksheet and they are easy to cut out.

blue bullet point These lunchbox templates measure 8 inches in width and 7 inches in height.

blue bullet point This quick creative writing assignment will provide you with student work samples that you can post on your bulletin board during the first week of school.

blue bullet point You will be able to create a dynamic Back to School classroom bulletin board display of your students' projects by using the colorful bulletin board display banner and lunch box accent pieces that are included in this set of First Day Jitters teaching resources.


Below is an example of the first lunch box template.


First Day Jitters Lunch Box Writing Templates


There are 7 colorful lunch box templates
in this set of First Day Jitters teaching resources:
blue, red, yellow, green, orange, pink, and purple.


First Day of School


First Day Jitters Julie Danneberg Lesson Plans

Lunch Box Templates #2:

The second set of lunch box templates has double spaced writing lines.
Below is an example of the first draft worksheet for the second lunch box template.


First Day Jitters Julie Danneberg First Draft Writing Worksheets

First Day Jitters Lesson Plans:
First Draft Worksheet Lunch Box Template #2


Below are examples of the second lunch box templates in black and white and color.
These templates have double spaced lines for lower elementary students to write on.


First Day Jitters Julie Danneberg Teaching Resources


First Day Jitters Back to School Lesson Plans


First Day Jitters Back to School Teaching Resources

Lunch Box Templates #3:

The third set of lunch box templates has a writing and a drawing area.
Below is an example of the first draft worksheet for the third lunch box template.


Creative Writing Worksheet for First Day Jitters Danneberg

First Day Jitters Lesson Plans:
First Draft Worksheet Lunch Box Template #3


Below are examples of the third lunch box templates in black and white and color.
These templates have a writing area and a drawing area inside the apple.
You can also use this apple section of the template to glue photographs of your students.


Creative Writing Worksheet for First Day Jitters Lunchbox Template


Julie Danneberg Back to School First Day Jitters Lesson Activity


Julie Danneberg Back to School First Day Jitters Lesson Writing Templates

Lunch Box Templates #4:

The fourth set of lunch box templates has been left blank so
that they can be used for a variety of different purposes.

blue bullet point You could use these blank lunch box templates for students to draw a picture about the story or about their first day of school. You could also use these blank lunch box templates to glue photographs of your students.

blue bullet point For the color lunch box templates in this set, I did not color the center area because I wanted to leave it white so that students could use this area to draw and color their own pictures.


Julie Danneberg Back to School First Day Jitters Lesson Drawing Worksheets and Templates


Julie Danneberg First Day Jitters Resources and Ideas for Lesson Plans

blue bullet point I know that it takes teachers a lot of valuable time to assemble their classroom bulletin board displays.

blue bullet point Many teachers spend hours of time cutting out large display letters or making a banner on their own at home on their computers.


Julie Danneberg First Day Jitters Lesson Plans and Ideas for Teachers

First Day Jitters Lesson Plans:
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First Day Jitters Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources blue bullet point This time is valuable and better spent on developing your classroom curriculum and grading papers, so I have designed a matching 5 page banner for your bulletin board display (shown above).

blue bullet point If you have access to a laminating machine, you can laminate this banner so that it is more durable and you can use it year after year for bulletin board displays of these First Day Jitters lunch box projects.

blue bullet point To help you decorate your bulletin board display with a lunchbox theme, I have included 4 different lunch box accent pieces in this set of First Day Jitters lesson plans (shown below).

  • Read About Our First Day Jitters
  • Welcome Back to School
  • Our First Day Jitters Lunchboxes
  • Did You Have Jitters on the First Day of School?

First Day Jitters Julie Danneberg Bulletin Board Display Examples


First Day Jitters Julie Danneberg Classroom Bulletin Board Display Ideas

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Read all four of Julie Danneberg's books that
feature Mrs. Sarah Jane Hartwell to your students
during the beginning, middle, and end of the school year.

Purchase these 4 books written by Julie Danneberg easily from
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MATCHING APPLE TEACHING RESOURCES SET:

Apple Writing Templates: Flip Book

Students Write an Essay or Story Inside
Apple Templates That Form a Flip Book

Apple Creative Writing Templates for Back To School

The apple templates in this set of teaching resources are
also used in the First Day Jitters lunch box templates.

These two sets of apple teaching resources would look great
displayed together on a Back To School bulletin board.



Back to School Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans Apples Theme

Click on the link below to go the page where this
set of apple writing templates is found:

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Apple Themed Bulletin Board Display Sets:




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