Consent Form | Working MotherMy 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.
The Pigeon HAS To Go To School - Back to School Kids Books Read Aloud
Preparing for Kindergarten with Back to School Books
Written and illustrated by Mo Willems. He already knows everything anyway, so why should he go to school? The King of Kindergarten. By Derrick Barnes. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. By Jean Reidy. Illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins.
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.
Kindergarten is a bittersweet time for both parents and kids. Books are a fantastic way to help prepare children for this new situation. The first day jitters will be much less after you read how these kids handled their first day of kindergarten! While you are filling backpacks with crayons, pencils, and glue sticks be sure to fill your bookshelf with some of these classic stories. He wants to go to class, have a snack in the cafeteria, and hear a story in the library. Most of all, Biscuit wants to meet the teacher!
FROGGY GOES TO SCHOOL Read Along Aloud Story Audio Book for Children and Kids