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The Kissing Hand{Math and Literacy Fun}

The Kissing Hand{Math and Literacy Fun}
The Kissing Hand{Math and Literacy Fun}
The Kissing Hand{Math and Literacy Fun}
The Kissing Hand{Math and Literacy Fun}
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The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is an adorable story about a little raccoon named Chester who is worried about starting school. It is the perfect story to read to your class at the beginning of the school year. I have put together some fun activities that will help your children relate to Chester as well as a cute craft activity of a raccoon. I hope you enjoy these activities as much as we did.

This pack includes:
* Raccoon craft activity.
* Text to self activity about emotions and starting school.
* Making inferences activity about Chester.
* Emergent reader called Chesters Friends
* Fun Graphing activity about Chesters friends
* Number recognition and counting activity
* Cut and paste sight word activity using I, am, at, school.
* Picture/Sounds Sorting activity sheet.

Click here to see my blog post about my Kissing Hand activities

Being an Aussie we have variations with the spelling of some words. I have included sheets with two copies of the different spelling of colour/color and mom/mum where this applies.
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1 Week

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On  January 15, 2014,  Buyer said:
One of my favorite books, and some of my kindergarteners needed to hear it. I had a little one that drew a heart on their hand for the first couple of weeks!
On  January 15, 2014Rhonda Baldacchino answered:
It is my favourite story for those new little kinders. I have a Chester soft toy and whenever one of my little ones were upset, someone would give them Chester for comfort. I also let my children take turns to take the book and Chester home to share with their family. My children loved it when it was their turn.
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Great job! My kiddos loved these activities. :) Thanks for all of your hard work.
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On  October 29, 2013,  Pamela R. said:
These activities added so much to my "Kissing Hand" unit--thank you for all your hard work!
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On  October 27, 2013,  Wendy C. said:
This was a well layed out unit! There were so many useful resources inside. The students and I loved using this unit to explore one of our favourite stories during the first few weeks of school!
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It was so fun having all of these resources to put together a Kissing Hand theme. The students loved them!
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This was absolutely perfect for my back to school activity. Thank you so much!
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I taught this unit the first couple of weeks of school and it was very successful. It was very easy to align the activities with the Common Core Standards. Thanks!
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On  September 21, 2013,  Buyer said:
Thank you! The craft turned out adorable!
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We had so much fun with this unit! Our Chester's are adorable!
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On  September 10, 2013,  Buyer said:
I always love to start the year off with this story. Your activities are a great way to extend the learning. Thanks.
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On  June 19, 2013,  Buyer said:
This packet was adorable. It worked very well for the first day of school activities in my kindergarten class.
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On  June 16, 2013,  Buyer said:
I have done Audrey Penn as my beginning of the year author study for the past 3 years. The activities in this package made my students enjoy the unit even more this past year. Thanks for such a great product!
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Thanks Rhonda, I am looking forward to starting the year in a couple of weeks wiyth my Preps (first year of school in Victoria, Australia) thanks for all the work you have put into your booklet. Makes my life so much easier. Denise
On  January 14, 2013Rhonda Baldacchino answered:
You are very welcome. I appreciate your feedback. It is heartwarming knowing that there are Aussie teachers purchasing my work. I hope you enjoy your first weeks back at school. The beginning of Kinder is never easy. I hope your students enjoy the activities.
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This story is the best for the first day! Really looking forward to adding these activities to my back to school plans. We also send home a hand template for parents to decorate (some moms put on lipstick and kiss the palm!). We put those on their lockers so students can be reminded of their parents every day!
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Our little Chester crafts turned out so cute! Thank you!
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On  February 6, 2014,  Buyer said:
My class have really enjoyed this resources, the emotions activity for the first day back was great and they loved making the craft of 'Chester'.
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On  February 1, 2014,  Effie D. said:
A great unit overall. I have used this book with my kinders for the last 2 years so I was very excited to see an interesting unit based on this book. My new kinders start next week so I am keen to use many of the activities. I also like that the activities correspond with the new NSW English curriculum. This year I have decided to focus on this book for at least 4-5 weeks as the variety of activities available will keep the children interested. Thanks for the quality activities!
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Favorite book to use at the beginning of the year. Thank you for the activities!
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Loved this activity packet...I only got to use a little of this as I waited to late to get it..but will definitely expand next year!
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On  January 9, 2014,  Anita B. said:
Great recourses for this book. Can't wait to use this recourse with my class. Thanks heaps
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Sending a kiss your way! Thank you :)
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On  January 3, 2014,  Tina M. said:
Loved this!!! kids enjoyed making chester! will use next yr as well
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On  September 4, 2013,  Rachel R. asked:
Hi Rhonda~ Can I too get a copy of all the comprehension strategies, like the Inferring Iguana? I bought The Kissing Hand and love the spider and Iguana! I was hoping you had some for all the rest? Please let me know! My email is romeir@billingsschools.org.
Thank you!
Rachel
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On  September 6, 2013Rhonda Baldacchino answered:
Hi Rachel,
If you go here,
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/PostersFor-Reading-Comprehension-Strategies-327074
I have all the posters available for free.
Happy teaching
Rhonda
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On  August 30, 2012,  Buyer asked:
do you have the reading skills poster: Iggy the inferring iguana..Thanks-Christina
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On  August 30, 2012Rhonda Baldacchino answered:
Hi Christina,
I have made posters for all of the comprehension strategies. if you email me, I will send them to you.
rhondabaldacchino@gmail.com
Rhonda
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The Kissing Hand{Math and Literacy Fun}
The Kissing Hand{Math and Literacy Fun}
The Kissing Hand{Math and Literacy Fun}
The Kissing Hand{Math and Literacy Fun}