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Pa Lia's First Day: A Jackson Friends Book (Jackson Friends)

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Pa Lia Vang's first day at Jackson Magnet, her new school, isn't going so well. She doesn't know anyone. She can't find her second-grade classroom. And then she gets the only person who's been nice to her into trouble. Will Pa Lia ever fit in? In this first chapter book of the Jackson Friends series, Michelle Edwards explores with humor and sensitivity the anxieties ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1999)
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McKinzie Elton
Together as a class, or individually in their journal, students could brainstorm how they felt their first day of school. Did they know their teacher? Did they know any other students in their class?

I could also ask who in the class has moved to a new school, who came to school not speaking English, and talk about other times students felt "out of place." or "alone."
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Apr 13, 2016 Rebecca rated it really liked it
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A beginning chapter book Pa Lia heads off for her first day at her new school. She gets lost, but meets new friends who help her find her way. A great early chapter book with a cast of multicultural characters.
Kristy
May 10, 2009 Kristy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story is slight, the illustrations - amateur, the message - heavy handed. How is it possible that Patricia Reilly Giff loved Pa Lia? Did she read the same book I did?
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May 24, 2008 Sara rated it did not like it
Pa Lia is scared when the first day of school starts and
Sarah
I liked this very basic chapter book.
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