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Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker -- A book about the importance of listening. A definite read during the first week of school :)

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook #books The goal of the book is to give children the tools needed to feel more in control of their anxiety.

How to Succeed in School - send home the first week of school, but not the first day-- parents are too overwhelmed at that time.

Watch the youtube video to listen to the book being sung. Great song!

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FREE read alouds

Great websites that have stories read online - FREE.

First, he blows some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them. Then, he challenges them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act. Dustin refers to it as a "bullet" in your year that you can refer back to again and again. "Think about that time when we didn't pop the bubbles..."

First week read aloud to introduce class rules, respectful behavior and manners at school. Books Bloggers Love - August Books For Your Classroom