Are you new to teaching kindergarten or are you just in need of some new ways to start your year? This kit includes everything you need to have a successful AND fun first day with your kinders. It is jam packed with activities, as well as detailed directions and ideas to keep the day moving along smoothly. I have also given book, finger plays, and movement video suggestions to go with the Monkeying Around in Kindergarten theme that includes a coloring assessment, a simple cut and paste project, two math activities, and a simple art project to end the day with AND decorate your classroom. It even includes the headings for bulletin boards you can create with the projects the children do AND 1st day of school certificates to give the children at the end of the day. Ease your mind and let a veteran kindergarten share her classroom-tested (for years!) lesson plans with you. You will have them for years to come! And there is enough here to likely spill into the 2nd day of kindergarten, so actually 2 days could very well be planned for you! You DO NOT have to have any special books or unique materials to easily implement this back to school lesson plan. Be sure to take a peek at the preview download to get a better picture of what is included!