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First Day of School
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Airdate Tuesday, September 22, 2009 (DVD)
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 (The First Day of School DVD)
Monday, September 13, 2010 (Nickelodeon)
Sunday, September 19, 2010 (Nick Jr.)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) 9:00am
Season 5
Episode 18 (aired)
6 (produced)
Written by Jorge Aguirre
Storyboard by:
Enrico Vilbar Santana
Jose Silverio
Directed by Allan Jacobsen
Previous Dora's Big Birthday Adventure (airing order)
Benny's Big Race (production order)
Next Boots' Banana Wish (airing order)
The Backpack Parade (production order)

First Day of School is the 18th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 5.

In production order, it's the 6th episode of Season 5.



Today, Dora is taking Boots and Tico to their first day of school! Help Boots learn Spanish and Tico learn English on their adventure to get to school! ¡La escuela!

Places in this episode[]

  1. River
  2. Forest
  3. School




  • This is the 118th episode of the show.
  • Going by production order, this is Camilla's first appearance on the show. In airing order, it would be Super Babies' Dream Adventure, making this her second appearance.
    • This also marks the only time she is voiced by Jacqueline Sandoval. She will be voiced by Maria Celeste thereafter.
  • Swiper bravely manages to swipe the items of two characters at once (Boots' and Tico's).
  • Dora does not appear as the first character at the beginning, instead Boots and Tico appear as the first characters and she does not introduce herself to the viewer either.
  • This is the fourth time Tico is present throughout the entire episode after The Golden Explorers, Dora's Pirate Adventure, and We're a Team!.
  • Tico can speak some English in this episode because Boots says he is going to teach him some English at school.
  • The Travel Song is replaced by a song about going to school and learning English and Spanish, titled "It's Our First Day of School".
  • Isa and Benny do not appear in this episode and they're the only ones not to go to school.
  • Dora does not use Backpack in this episode.
  • When Swiper says, "You're too late!" the audio is taken from Isa's Unicorn Flowers.
  • Swiper giving back the lunches nicely.

    Here is proof.

    Although Swiper is on his bad side in this episode, after he swiped Boots and Tico's lunches, he nicely gave their empty boxes back to them instead of throwing them away.
  • During the "We Did It!" song, Backpack and Map don't sing "We did it!" after Dora sings "¡Lo hicimos!". Instead, Tico sings the line.
  • This is the final episode to have the Nick Jr. logo above the show's logo at the end of the theme song. Although starting with The Mayan Adventure, the theme song will remove the Nick Jr. logo from the show's logo, it returns in Dora Saves Three Kings Day, Bark, Bark to Play Park, and in this episode. But the rest of the season starting with The Mayan Adventure and all future episodes will have the theme song without the Nick Jr. logo on top of the show's logo.
  • This marks one of the times where "Buenos dias!" was said to wake someone up. In this case, Dora, Boots, and Tico said it to wake up the big turtle and the medium turtle, since the small turtle can be woken up by saying "Good morning!".


  • Boots mentions that Swiper was going to swipe Boots and Tico's lunchboxes, but he (Swiper) actually swiped their lunches instead.

Dora the Explorer Season 5
The Backpack Parade | Benny's Big Race | Isa's Unicorn Flowers | Dora's Jack-in-the-Box | Dora Saves the Snow Princess | The Mayan Adventure | Bouncy Boots | The Big Red Chicken's Magic Show | Benny's Treasure | Dora Saves Three Kings Day | Dora Saves the Three Little Pigs | Bark, Bark to Play Park | Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom | Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure | The Super Babies Dream Adventure | Pirate Treasure Hunt | Dora's Big Birthday Adventure | First Day of School | Boots' Banana Wish | Dora Helps the Birthday Wizzle