K is for Kindergarten!


This page contains affiliate links.  Read Full Disclosure I love planning for the first week in kindergarten!

***I will be updating this post over the next few weeks to add more activities.

There are so many fun activities I like to plan, along with lots of get-to-know-you games, practicing procedures and routines and lots of structured "play-time" for the first week.

Right away, we start working on alphabet recognition and CAP (Concepts About Print.)

There are SO many wonderful books we can use for this!

Here is one of my favorites!

We usually read A My Name is Alice the second day of school. Students really love this story and seeing all the different animals.  We read it whole group and then make a class book.

Every student gets a page with the first letter of their name.  Then they can pick something to sell!

Then we put them all together to make a class book.  

It is so fun to then reread our story over the next couple of days - all while discussing key words such as author, illustrator, front cover, back cover, directionality (left to right) letters in the alphabet, etc.

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