|This is how my room looked earlier this week.|
Picture it the same way, but instead of cabinets on the floor
(they are installed) the middle of the room is full of books!
First of all, the veteran kindy-teachers rotate back and forth between using "The Kissing Hand" and "Owen" for the start up. Last year they started with "The Kissing Hand" so this year, we will be starting our first day with the juniors with "Owen" (that will be Thursday because the juniors start two days after the seniors).
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or other Kevin Henkes favourites like "Wemberly Worried."
After reading this story, the little kidlets will all receive a square of fuzzy blanket to help make them feel safe on their first year of school. One of my colleagues, said some of her little kidlets brought it every day last year.
The second story that we will be using the second week back, is a new one for all of us, but is something that fits nicely with something I now many teachers do, and that is the hunt around the school for the gingerbread man.
So, this year, we have a variety of activities planned to go with this great book!
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You can also find "The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Firetruck."