Category Archives: Kindergarten

Chinese New Year Lesson

I show students our Chinese lion puppet and we choose a name for it. My favorite so far is “Lena” although the boy who suggested “Hello Kitty” got lots of laughs. Next we read the book, Chinatown by William Low, … Continue reading

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Hopper and Wilson Newspaper Sailor Hats

The 2011 book, Hopper and Wilson by Maria van Lieshout, is about an elephant and mouse that set sail in a newspaper sailor hat boat to see the end of the world. Kindergarten students made a simple sailor hat before I read the … Continue reading

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Having Fun with Books

A group of kindergarteners bounced into the library like a bunch of baboons. Arms and legs seemed to be everywhere. One girl  did a spin before sitting down, reveling in the swish of her skirt. Another boy jumped before splatting … Continue reading

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ABC Book with Foss Unit on Trees

Kindergarteners put together an ABC book based on a lesson in Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi’s book, Nonfiction Craft Lessons, and tied it in with the Foss Unit on trees. I printed off vocabulary words and photos to go with … Continue reading

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Pete the Cat

Our reading teacher told me about the book, Pete the Cat, by Eric Litwin, and sent this hysterical link that shows a little girl who has memorized the book and is singing it with what looks like an upside down colandar … Continue reading

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Head, Body, Legs

This lesson is for kindergarteners and ties in with their social studies unit titled, All About Me, where they gain knowledge of individual development and study basic external body parts. I read the silly book, Head, Body, Legs: A story from Liberia … Continue reading

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Harold and the Purple Crayon

Kindergarteners remind me of bobbleheads. Watch the 7 second video of a bubbly boy who is so excited for his turn to use the interactive whiteboard. He is third in line which is why the girl next to him says “no.”   … Continue reading

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