Creating the Kick Off to Kindergarten Bundle
Incoming kindergarten students need basic activities that introduce them to concepts that they will be working with throughout the entire year. Keeping this in mind, I wanted to create a bundle of introductory resources designed for new and veteran teachers to help their students make a seamless transition into the world of Kindergarten.
Here are a few tips on how I use my Kick Off to Kindergarten resources in my own classroom…
Alphabet Mats & Number Mats
Alphabet and Number Tracing Mats are perfect for CENTERS or MORNING WORK. Print, laminate, and use all year long! I usually give the kids Play-Doh with these. Once 10 frames are introduced, you can print the sheets as worksheets and use dot art as well.
All About Me Books
This is the first WRITING WORKSHOP activity I do. It is great for teaching the kids how to use environmental print such as numbers and color words in the room. I send these home on Friday of the first week, and the parents love them.
All About School Flip Books
Friends From A to Z Class Book and Bulletin Board
Friends From A to Z is our first classroom book where the students are the authors! We complete this activity after reading From Anne to Zach. Students use dot art to fill in the letter and write their names on the line. I laminate these and create a bulletin board as shown. After a week or so, I arrange the pages in alphabetical order, bind, and place in our classroom library. This is the first of many books we create. My kids enjoy reading their own work so much!
Kindergarten Writing Portfolios
Roll and Record
Number Writing Books
Number Writing Books 1 – 10 and Number Writing Books 1-20 are two products that I use the first 20 days of kindergarten. We complete a page a day. Students are introduced to number writing, one to one correspondence, ten frames, tallies, and number lines. My kids really enjoy them. By the time we reach number 20, they have really gotten the hang of most concepts.