Butterflies on the First Day of School (Sterling) follows Rosie through her day, as the butterflies ease and the fun of being in school takes hold. Students who are a bit nervous themselves will appreciate this gentle story. And you can win the book!
Here’s how: Submit a comment to this blog to share what phrase you use to describe being nervous. Butterflies in your stomach? Nervous Nellie? Bundle of nerves? Comments are due by Thursday, August 15, to be included in our random drawing. Good luck! (Update: Congratulations to Catherine, our lucky winner!)
Check out these handy (and free) tools, which can help quell your own butterflies as the school year starts:
Set a tone of positivity and helpfulness in your classroom with Deedly.com. Students learn about current issues and unlock coins that translate into real donations to nonprofits. It’s free at deedly.com.
Introduce free science games that promote critical thinking and address standards with Edheads. Free games include Nano Startup, Manufacturing Technician, Virtual Hip Resurfacing, and more. They’re at edheads.org.
Don’t forget, enter to win this week’s prize before you lose your nerve, get the heebie-jeebies, feel like a cat in a room full of rocking chairs, get the jitters, end up pins and needles….
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