The Kissing Hand is a classic book for many kindergarten classrooms on the first day of school. Here are 27 Kissing Hand freebies, activities and videos.
A Simple Way to Teach Classroom Procedures and Expectations
Do you feel like a “talking head” during the first couple days of school? We know that explicitly teaching procedures and expectations is a MUST for the beginning of the school year. However it’s a lot of information for a teacher to disseminate and for students to absorb. I have this simple little trick to
One of my favorite books to read to my students on the first day of school is The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. The main character, Chester the Raccoon is scared about starting school for the first time and doesn’t want to go. Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to reassure him of her love any time he feels nervous or frightened. After reading this sweet story, we talk about how we felt about coming to school and that we can all feel differently. Then, we create this…