The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson is a beautiful story about celebrating your differences, sharing your story, finding connections, and accepting others. This story is perfect for the beginning of the school year, the first week of school, or even the first day of school. This set includes several comprehension strategies and activities that you can use and differentiate for all your learners. There are also writing and word work activities as well as a few fun math games. Students will have fun creating themselves with a paper topper craft and filling in their information for a great bulletin board display.