First Day Jitters is the perfect book to read on the first day for 1st/2nd grade! All students, and even teachers, get nervous on the first day. The main character in this story is the teacher, who doesn't want to get up and go to school because she is so nervous! The reader doesn't discover this until the ending. A fun idea to go along with this book is to make Jitter Juice to help ease the first day nerves! Also, students could write about what makes them nervous-this also allows for the teacher to get a quick writing sample.