“The children all waved from the door of the school. “Don't cry, Mom and Dad; kindergarten is cool!““
I would use this in my classroom as an ice breaker for the first day of school to show the kids that what they are feeling is okay.
“The Night Before Kindergarten“ does a really good job of showing the different emotions you could have before starting school and on the first day through the pictures. It is also very appropriate for this age group because everyone has the before and first day of school jitters.
The dad is most definitely me 😂😂
The Pigeon HAS to go to School (F) by Mo Willems is about a Pigeon who really doesn‘t want to go to school. I think children will relate to this book and find it enjoyable to read. I would have a child who likes to present give a DR to the class. The UDL guideline I would use is 2.4 (have it printed in other languages that were used in my classroom) and the ESOL strategy I would use is number 20.
The Kissing Hand, written by Audrey Penn and illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak, is a F that features Chester the raccoon and his mom. Chester is terrified to start school and being away from his mother and his home. Chester's mom tells him the secret of The Kissing Hand to comfort Chester. This New York Times Best Selling Book would be a great choice for a SR where the teacher can model fluent reading. #UCFLAE3414F19
“Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes is a sad, but fulfilling F story about a young mouse named Chrysanthemum who absolutely loves her beautiful, long name! She begins to get made fun of by a few of her classmates which results in her despising her name. This Notable Children‘s Award winning book would make a great RA to teach good morals. #UCFLAE3414F19