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Jodi's First Day of School

Episode: 404a
Air Date: September 18, 2018
Previous Episode: 403 - The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won't You Be Our Neighbor?
Next Episode: 404b - Daniel Plays at Jodi's House
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Jodi Platypus is nervous when she arrives for her first day at a new school but is able to relax a bit when she recognizes her neighbor, Daniel Tiger. Teacher Harriet asks Daniel to be Jodi's special first day friend and she is introduced to Daniel's friends.

During choice time, Daniel shows Jodi her various options throughout the classroom. Jodi is still somewhat uncomfortable with her new classroom and Teacher Harriet encourages her: "Wherever you go, you can find something you know to make you feel better." Jodi is able to recognize Snowball, the class' pet bunny. She had a similar pet in her former classroom.

Daniel make-believes that Snowball and Jodi's toy hedgehog, Benji, go to school themselves.

When they move on to play restaurant with Katerina and Prince Wednesday, Jodi is disappointed to find that they don't play the same way her previous classmates played. Daniel encourages her to find another activity that makes her feel more comfortable. Jodi finds a Tigey the Adventure Tiger book which she reads with Daniel and her other new friends.


  • "Wherever you go, you can find something you know to help you feel better."


Appearing In This Episode


The storyline of this episode is featured in the book Moving to the Neighborhood.

This episode is featured on the DVD Won't You Be Our Neighbor?.



Episode Credits

Written by Alexandra Cassel
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

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