What Kind of Teacher Do You Want? anchor chart to begin year I think this would piggy back nicely with a What Kind of Student Do I Want? anchor chart (They give me what they think I want and I add so in if needed.
Rdg: Building sight words on a cookie sheet- 5 free sample templates. Great for independent learning centers. (If you use a metal cookie sheet~you could/ should use magnetic letters. They will stay put!
Task Develop guidelines for success - I think the group work expectations chart would be helpful at the beginning of the year because it gets student to see what the teacher is expecting of them through out the school year.
Watch a video of a Monarch butterfly as it hatches from its chrysalis. Also see monarch migration to Mexico. ~ This would go well with our Butterfly Unit in JK, but also the narrative: Prince of Butterflies with grade
Library sticks will help my Firsties put books back where they found them. Each student has a stick with their number on it. When they take a book from the box, they put their stick in. Then they know where to return their book.
Decoding strategies anchor chart to hang in the classroom after teaching each strategy in small group. Build this chart together with students as you introduce each phoneme or strategy. Strategies could be added to CAFE menu.