DeAnne, author of First Grade and Fabulous, is starting a really awesome weekly linky party. It is for picture books and each week will have a different theme. Since I can't resist a good linky party, I am going to jump right in.
There are several "go to" books that I use during the first few days of school. Up first, First Day Jitters.
I love this story because the students think the story is about a kid, but they see at the end it is really about the teacher!
Another book that I LOVE reading during the first few days of school is Chrysanthemum.
It does such a nice job of teaching kindness and acceptance.