Kindergarten Teacher Resources
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Students create a monthly memory and compile it into a Kindergarten Memory Book. In this memory book lesson, students create a monthly memory page. Students create a graphic organizer in Kidspiration which is developed into a story page. Story pages are compiled into a memory book at the end of the year.
Native American Culture: Counting, 1:1 Correspondence
Kindergarteners practice showing 1:1 correspondence while incorporating information they learned about a local Native American culture. The objects used for counting are taken from the previous day's Native American lesson. The intention is for them to use the newly-acquired vocabulary while building 1:1 correspondence and counting skills.
Transitioning To Kindergarten: Life In Kindergarten
Students investigate Kindergarten and the different activities that are found there. They are introduced to the classroom and procedures with the help of a puppet show. Then students color in a worksheet that focuses around the expectations of the school.
Life Before Kindergarten
Students investigate the life that takes place before going to kindergarten. They brainstorm about some of the key events that are common for children entering school. Students create two drawings about life before kindergarten and create notes from reflection.
Students engage in a discussion about their preconceived ideas about kindergarten. They share their feelings about being in kindergarten and listen to the book "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss.
Writing Process and Application
Here is an excellent, four-page worksheet that can be used as a reading and writing assessment tool by a kindergarten teacher. Learners follow instructions given, identify pictures and words, and sound out letter sounds. An answer key is provided in this impressive resource.
Transitional Kindergarten: The Gift of Time
A brief overview of a new class that can be beneficial for young learners.
Getting Ready for Kindergarten, Homeschool-Style!
Experience learning alongside your child as you begin your homeschooling journey.
Homeschool, Kindergarten and Preschool Alphabet Lesson Plan for Letter K, k
Students explore the letter K. In this letter recognition lesson, students identify the letter K and discuss words that begin with this letter. Students practice the letter K with color sheets, hands-on activities, songs, and books.
Enhance the Kindergarten Experience
Helpful hints and tips to ease the first day and reinforce learning at home.
Homeschool, Kindergarten and Preschool Alphabet Lesson Plan for Letter J, i
Students practice recognizing and writing the letter J. In this letter recognition lesson, students use lined paper with dotted letters J's to practice tracing and then writing alone. Students also use a word search to search for all the letter J's in the puzzle.
Life Doesn't Frighten Me
Students work with younger students to collaborate to create a painting. In this lesson, students read Life Doesn't Frighten Me. High School students write and discuss fears with Kindergarten children, and then create an artwork showing how they will overcome their fears. High School students present their artwork to the Kindergartners
Reading Buddies - Helping Your High School Students Learn the Importance of Quality Literature for Children
Students write letter of introduction to their Kindergarten book buddies, obtain children's books from library, visit Kindergarten students' classroom at time(s) specified by teachers, read stories to children, and write reflection pieces about their experience.
Who Am I? - Autobiographies
Kindergarten writers begin their autobiographies by recording their name, age, and the color of their eyes and hair. Work continues with the inclusion of two or three sentences about other members of their family, including pets. Autobiographies conclude with two or three sentences about their favorite activities and things. The resulting pages can be illustrated with digital photographs or drawings. Once completed, classmates gather in an Author’s Circle to share their stories.
Interview with a Snowman
Students collaborate with a kindergarten class to conduct interviews. They listen to the book "Snowmen at Night," discuss what kinds of questions should be asked during an interview, and conduct an interview with a kindergarten partner role-playing a snowman from the story.
Students read information on the importance of literacy and complete a worksheet. In this community service activity, students evaluate children's literature and practice reading fluency. Students spend two hours per week reading to kindergarten students to experience hands-on the importance of reading to children.
Picture Book Modeling
Learners choose a picture book to share with a kindergarten buddy and read with fluency and feeling. In this picture book modeling lesson, students find a picture book that is appropriate for kindergarteners and practice reading it. Learners are encouraged to assist with new vocabulary and predicting skills.
Students identify geometric shapes, demonstrate construction of an object graph, compare sets of objects, estimate which student has the most geometric shapes in his or her bag, and play computer game Jump Start Kindergarten.
I'll See It Your Way if You Will See it My Way
Kindergarteners examine the significance of seeing things from another person's perspective. In pairs they view pictures that look the same when you turn them upside down and pictures that look different when viewed upside down, discuss how each person can view things differently, and discuss how they felt when they were misunderstood.
Students become familiar with their community. In this community mapping lesson, listen to Rosie's Walk and design a map of the walk they will take.