The First Day of School


August 23rd is the first day of school at Johnson Elementary. There will be many children starting their very first day of school ever, some will be coming to Johnson for the first time from another school, and many will be returning as Johnson Elementary experts. Did you know that August 23rd is the first day of school for teachers too? It is, although they have already been working hard to get ready. In schools everywhere, there will be teachers that will be starting their first day of teaching and some teachers will be coming back to school after many many years of teaching, but they all have a first day of school too. There are teachers that have taught in one school and are now going to teach at another school. One of those teachers will be me, Ms. Flowers, the new Johnson Elementary School librarian. I was the school librarian at Walker Upper Elementary School for the past 7 years and now I’m excited to come to Johnson to help kids fall in love with reading from the very start, starting on the first day of school.

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Ms. Flowers

New beginnings are exciting and scary and wonderful, we all feel that way. Whether you are 3 or 4 or 8 or 9 or even as old as Ms. Flowers, we all have the sleep wiggles the night before our first day of school and don’t really know what to expect. My legs will be wiggly, I’ll roll back and forth, my brain will be swimming, but not because I’m scared or worried about my first day of school, it will be because I’m excited to get started. There are so many great children’s books in the world that I can’t wait to share with Johnson students, families, and teachers. We are all going to learn so many new things this year. I will be teaching Johnson students, but I expect to learn just as much from them. I look forward to meeting Johnson teachers, our Johnson families, and those amazing Johnson students I’ve heard so much about.

If you are as excited about the new school year as I am, then you will love these back to school books. Stop by the JMRL public library next week and check out one of these. You’ll be ready for school and smarter too, because every time you read you learn new things. If your child isn’t reading on their own then you can read together, it’s a great way to spend some quality time together before those little ones head off to school. Enjoy the rest of your summer! See you soon!

Ms. Flowers


Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean


If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond


I am too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child


Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel




Timothy Goes to School by Rosemary Wells



Biscuit Goes to School by Alyssa Satin Capucilli


Stuart Goes to School by Sara Pennypacker


A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech and Harry Bliss


Mouse’s First Day of School by Lauren Thompson and Buket Erdogan


Sophie’s Squash Go to School by Pat Zietlow Miller


School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex and Christian Robinson

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First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg and Judy Love


Milk Goes to School by Terry Border


Kindergarten is Cool! by Linda Elovitz Marshall and Chris Chatterton

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