transitionsThe first weeks of kindergarten are tough!  There are so many different routines and procedures to teach and practice.

This simple read-a-loud, mini-reader, and task card can help you teach your students how to transition from one activity to another at school.

Also included are a behavior contract and incentive chart for individual students that may need extra help with transitions.

Happy teaching!!






Help your students navigate bothersome behavior with greater independence and fewer tattles using these strategies.

The illustrations include the bothersome behavior and the changed behavior when one of the strategies is used.  I hope you find this resource to be beneficial to you and your students.  Click on the images to see more on my Teachers pay Teachers site.




i raise my hand

Introduce and practice the procedure of raising your hand with this resource.

Included is a full color book for the teacher.

A reader for students to read and color.


As well as display and task cards.

This series helps you teach the rules and routines of kindergarten.  I use it to establish procedures and spark discussion.

“Why do we raise our hand?”

“Why is it hurtful to blurt?”

The student reader is also a nice communication to send home, so that parents are part of the conversation and know the classroom expectations for behavior.

I hope you enjoy!  Click on any of the images to see the full resource on my Teachers pay Teachers site.




i go to recess

The first weeks of kindergarten are all about teaching routines and procedures.

This resource will help you teach the rules of the playground with simple pictures and text.

Included in this pack you will find a full color reader for teachers.

A mini-reader for students to read and color.

As well as task and display cards.

I have used these in my own classroom and find that they help introduce procedures, but also guide our discussions about the how and why of our rules.  The student reader is also a nice resource to send home to parents, so they are also included in the discussion about rules.

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Happy Teaching!




i go to school

New and Improved!

The first weeks of school are an important time to establish routines and teach daily schedules.  Many kinders feel quite anxious at first and they express their anxiety with questions about the daily schedule like, “What’s next?” or “When do we go home?”

This pack includes a full color teacher read-a-loud book that introduces your students to the subjects and routines of school with simple text and a corresponding mini-reader that your students can color.


Also included are display cards that can be used for your daily schedule, center rotations, and more.

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Teaching Library Skills to Kinders

Teach your students the basics of library skills with these simple mini-readers.


best title

borrowing title

at the library title

parts of a book title

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These readers include a full size and full color reader for the the teacher to read a-loud to the class as well as display cards in black-line and color.  These readers help introduce young children to the library.  They learn about basic procedures and library rules as well as the joy of reading, learning, and sharing books at the library!


Number Poems




Teach proper number formation with these number poems and practice pages.

The large numbers allow your students to practice number formation with big strokes.

You can use each page for rainbow writing, display, or even use the pages for tactile experiences by having students use the pages for number collages or by gluing sand or seeds inside each number.

We are currently working on numbers 1 to 5 in kindergarten!  It has been especially hard to make the numbers 2 and 5.  We have many, many reversals and difficulty with the curve of the these numbers in particular.  We are using these math practice pages in conjunction with the above poems to practice, practice, practice!



numbers 1-10 title page

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mroe common core title page

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I Raise my Hand at School: A Mini-Reader for Kindergarten

I raise my hand

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Introduce rules and procedures with this series of mini-readers.

Students learn to raise their hand when they have a question, to share ideas, and to ask for help.  They also learn that it is hurtful to interrupt when others are talking or waiting their turn.

Students learn that they can be happy when the teacher calls on them and when the teacher calls on a friend.  They do not always get a turn and can wait for next time.

It is good manners to raise your hand!

Love,  Jenni



I go to the Cafeteria at School: A Mini-Reader for Kindergarten



I go to the cafeteria

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Start the school year off right by introducing the cafeteria to your students!

Students learn to wash their hands, wait their turn, walk in line, make healthy choices, walk through the lunch line, raise their hand for assistance, and more!

Rules and procedures for each area of the cafeteria are illustrated with simple illustrations and text.

Your students will start off the school year feeling more comfortable eating in the cafeteria and with the knowledge they need to make good choices as well.

This book can also ease the fears of students who are buying a hot lunch for the first time!

Add it to your “Welcome to Kindergarten” unit or use it to review and reinforce the rules of the cafeteria.

I hope you and your students enjoy!

Love, Jenni

The Nurse at School: A Mini-Reader for Kindergarten


the nurse at school

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I made these mini-books to help me during the first weeks of school when I am introducing the students to the campus, routines and procedures of kindergarten.

I’ve found that it is important to talk about the nurse and when it is appropriate to visit.

The books use simple, kindergarten friendly text to reinforce my beginning of the year unit, “Welcome to Kindergarten” and my unit on “Community Helpers.”

I also like that students will take the reader home and can talk about the nurse with their family, why the nurse works on campus, when it is important to ask to go, as well as when and why it is not.

I hope that you also find it to be a useful resource in your classroom!

Love, Jenni