I RAISE MY HAND: FIRST WEEKS

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.

Love,

Jenni

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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

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

i go to the bathroom at school

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Teach the rules and expectations for using the bathroom with this simple reader for students.

Review the importance of respecting the privacy of others, washing hands, being quick and quiet, and more!

This book is a resource to help you during the first weeks of school when we spend much of our day teaching and practicing all of our routines.

I hope that you find it useful!

Love,

Jenni

 

I go to School: mini-reader

Igotoschool

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It seems obvious, but taking the time to help your student navigate their new environment with less anxiety, more independence, and with respect for rules and procedures is very important.

I created this mini-reader to complement my “Welcome to Kindergarten” unit.

Each page has simple text about an area of campus that your students will visit including: the playground, the nurse’s office, the cafeteria, special area classes, and more.

I’m hoping to complete a series of book relating to the rules and procedures for each area of campus as well.  This way we can color and draw in our reader as we learn about our school and practice routines.

I hope you also find this mini-reader to be a helpful teaching tool for you and your classroom.  I know I need all the resources that I can get to help me teach effectively during the first weeks!

With Love,

Jenni

 

If you’re bothered by a friend

In kindergarten, we learn to navigate friendships and our community of learners with independence, kindness, and empathy.

Tattling is a common dilemma in kindergarten as students are developing their sense of what is fair and just and looking for adult assistance to navigate and understand their world.

It is important to differentiate a tattle from a report with your little ones.  Tattling is often about an inflexible sense of rules, attention, and power, whereas reporting is about safety and concern for others.

This little student reader is about handling difficult, bothersome behavior with strategies that promote independence, a healthy sense of self, and personal power.

The pages contain images of situations where tattles often arise, like turn taking and hurtful words, and then gives a concrete strategy of how to handle these situations: walk away, say please stop, just ignore, and finally ask for help.

It is to be used in conjunction with other discussions about the difference between a tattle and a report, when it is important to seek out help from an adult and how to do so.

 if you are bothered

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