K is for Kindergarten!
Hello, Welcome! Bonjour et Bienvenue! Hola y Bienvenidos!
Oh the place's you'll go!
Today is your day,
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away! You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
Oh! The places you'll go!
- Dr. Seuss
About the teacher
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. Seuss
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald
Rules and Expectations
Rule 1. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Rule 2. Give me five
- Eyes are on the speaker
- Mouths are quite
- Hands are in your lap
- Ears are open for listening
- Sitting criss cross on your bottom
Rule 3. Raise your hand when you want to talk.
Rule 4. Be prepared with all materials.
Rule 5. Work hard, do your best, and HAVE FUN!
My hands are hanging by my side, I'm standing nice and tall. My eyes are looking straight ahead, I'm ready for the hall!
This is a good chant for the kids to say when lining up. It reminds them of their hallway behavior!
If you can hear me, raise your hand!
This is a great way to help the children practice their listening skills. This also helps when the volume in the classroom gets to loud. I wouldn't have to raise my voice, and the kids interact with what I am saying.
Friday Fun Day
Everyday I will provide a fun activity for learning. Friday fun is designed to motivate the students throughout the week. If all students follow the rules and stay on task for the week we will get to spend a little extra time on Fridays playing educational games. ( letter BINGO, word search, plinko, extra recess time etc.)
Tattle Ear: This poem talks about tattling. It is an ear that the children can go over to and talk to first. It teaches them problem solving, and resolving conflicts with peers. If the students cannot fix it themselves, then I will step in.
The night before Kindergarten
Enjoy this list of books and songs!
Kindergarten Rocks! By: Katie Davis
Mom, It's my first day of Kindergarten! By: Hyewon Yum
Miss Bindergarten gets ready for Kindergarten By: Ashley Wolff