Awesome First Day of School Activities for KindergartenAhhhh yes, the first day of school. An event that can be beyond exciting and completely terrifying all at the same time. For little kids, the transition from preschool to full day kindergarten can be tough. Little ones starting preschool for the first time can be nervous about what to expect. Even older kids who have been to school before may find themselves longing for summer to last just a few more days. Wemberly Worried is a book that is especially good for children who are very nervous about the first day of school.
Back to School With Books for Kindergarten
My primary goals as a preschool teacher are never the academic goals. Social-emotional growth is always the most important goal in my classroom. These back to school books coupled with circle time activities focused on emotions make great first week activities in any classroom. Morris is just who he is. Who he happens to be is a boy who loves to dress up in an orange dress. They support Morris for who he is without labeling or shaming.
Here are ten back to school picture books and ten coordinating enrichment activities to get your little ones ready to go back to school! School Library Journal: David is back! In his very traditional school, he is expected to follow all the rules. In a punishment that fits the misdemeanor, he has to wash the desks. Run out and get several copies of this high-spirited school story.
Not all books written about school are appropriate for all grades, of course, so I concentrate on ones that are enticing to 4-and 5-year-olds. The students love the surprise ending and it allows me to tell them that even I, the teacher, am nervous. After reading the story I share with them how anxious I feel about meeting all of my new students and then we discuss why they feel nervous or afraid. For a follow-up activity, each student draws their self-portrait of what they look like on their first day of school. These photos are used as the covers of our monthly writing projects. This book is a spin-off from the classic Clement C.
The first day of school is an exciting, jittery day filled with new friends, new teachers, and a new grade. These first day of school books are a great way to start your year off. With humor and defiance Pigeon protests going to school. Of course, he already knows everything. Ready or Not, Woolbur Goes to School! This is an alphabet book about social skills that are helpful for school. Along the way kids will hear about concepts like forgiveness, inclusion, honesty and kindness.