That's right, I'm a huge school nerd and I have two days before going on vacation- so what am I doing? Planning for the new year of course!
I was looking back at my plans from the beginning of the year last year and realized I didn't actually save my plans from the first week!!! AHHHH!! SO- starting over from scratch, but that's ok, it's good to mix things up.
Here are all the books I grabbed from school that I am looking at for the first couple of weeks:
Quite the stack! Lots of letters, colors, and all about me. AND I realized that I didn't grab any number or shape books, so I will have to keep those in mind also...
Last year I read The Kissing Hand on the first day, and want to continue with that. The problem is that 50% of my kids last year were ELLs (English Language Learners), a couple of them just learning English, and the story was difficult for them. So this year I am going to reword the story so it will work for us a little better. I'll share this when I'm done.
To go along with The Kissing Hand I found a wonderful freebie by Kinderbabies FULL of easy centers for early kindergarten skills and perfect for my population because a lot of my kids don't go to preschool. You can find the freebie here. I can't seem to find her blog- it says it was removed... But if you know anything about her let me know so I can link it up! Thanks!
Lastly, this year I am SUPER excited for the Back to School Math Stations Galore and Back to School Word Work Galore by Marsha McGuire over at A Differentiated Kindergarten. All of her stuff is amazing and I am just waiting for the TPT Back to School sale- does anyone know when that is?!
Leave a comment if you have a book you absolutely love at the beginning of the year so I can add it to my list! Hope your back to school planning is going well!