The first few days of school is perfect for read alouds. It is important to start building a classroom community as soon as students enter your classroom. Read alouds, generally realistic fiction, will allow you to open a discussion and give students opportunities to make connections to your classroom. They also lend themselves well to teaching behaviors and expectations that will be enforced throughout the year.
I went and compiled a list of 30 books that would be perfect to read throughout the first week. Many of them deal with starting a new school year, while others focus on bullying, tattling, and the consequences of disrespectful behavior. If you hover over the image of a book, you will be able to read a short summary. Click the pictures for a more in-depth description. I hope you find this useful!