Level Q (Grade 3)
First Day of School follows Sarah and her thoughts as she prepares for the first day of school in a new town. She experiences a mix of emotions, from apprehension and nervousness to reluctance. The book describes Sarah's morning as she dresses, eats breakfast, walks to school, and enters the classroom. Not until the last sentence do readers find out that Sarah is actually the teacher. Illustrations support the text
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