The First Day
About the Book
Everyone has anxieties about new experiences like the first day at a new school. Familiar people and things are suddenly not there, and you may wonder if you’ll ever have another friend.
David Spencer, a third grader, moves to a new neighborhood with his family. The mystery of the first day of school and the chance to make new friends gives him anxiety. Will he make new friends? Will anyone play with him at recess? What should he wear? Despite receiving advice from his parents and even his older brother, David realizes that he must navigate the tricky terrain of a new school and new classmates all by himself.
Come along with this curiously superstitious, yet well-rounded, eight-year-old to find out if he succeeds and what lessons he learns along the way.
About the Author
Drew Shaw grew up listening to and learning from gifted storytellers in his family, school, and church. Drew has a fascination with the nuances of verbal communication and how reading aloud makes stories come alive. The lessons he learned from storytellers and his experiences as a teacher, instructional leader, and consultant afford him a unique perspective to address relevant subject matter for children and adults.
In addition to writing, Drew is the co-founder of Acumen Learning Innovations, LLC, an education consulting company that offers innovative solutions to common challenges for schools and organizations.