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pocket chart to go with the kissing hand and lots of other kissing hand activities. Love the kissing hand song.

Students read and interact with predictable sentences about Chester from The Kissing Hand

Tips for building reading stamina in Kindergarten! This blog hop has TONS of amazing ideas you can use right now! BOOKMARK!

Take this pic at beginning of year, and then keep extras on hand for easy go-to volunteer thank you.

Math Skill Checks aligned to the Common Core... including a list of standards addressed! FREEBIE

Corkboard Connections: School Year Calendar 2014 - 2015 Freebie

FREEBIE: A-Z Handwriting Practice Pages!

Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business: Tips for Planning the First Day of Kindergarten (freebie included!) Also, BEST kindergarten management technique ever to start using on day one!

Make old cliipboards new again or paint them to match your classroom theme! Then, assign each clipboard to each student to display their "best" work on each week. :)

FREE app from Scholastic to level your classroom library books

How to keep track of students information. Different colors for different pages.

This is a great activity to keep stocked in your literacy centers! It’s low prep and students LOVE it! I love it too for the additional fine motor practice it allows! The words are the first 25 High-Frequency Words by Fountas and Pinnell) To get started: *Print and copy the pages you’d like to use *Place them in a bin with scissors, a glue sticks, and several child friendly magazines, catalogs, or advertisements for students to search for their words! *Let your students have at it!

How Many Days! Use 18 Ten Frames to count the days of school.

When they return their completed reading log, they get to pick a sucker! Now, some of these suckers have black dots on the ends of the stick. If they are lucky enough to pull out one of those, they get to pick from the treasure box. I thought a sucker once a month would be okay – that’s probably how long it will take most families to fill a reading sheet. Some will fill them up faster, some will fill them up slower.

1st day of school frame!

Going to make a green and red one for Christmas, "Merry Christmas, 2012" then take kids pictures by the tree for gifts for parents. First Grade School Box: Happy First Day of School! Use velcro for 1st so you can change it to 100th or last too!

how cute.. need to find some way to incorporate this into a spring bulletin board