Great first of the year lesson for Kindergarten.
The first two weeks of school we read, reread, and sing Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr. Each day we discuss and learn a color word and complete the page that goes with it. I save and compile them into take home books.
By the end of two weeks, the students have a book they can READ. It is an empowering way to start the year.
This PDF file has the book in English and in Spanish.
I like to do fun little add ons to make the pages extra special...a feather on the bird, yarn for the horses tail, glitter on the goldfish, a bone for the dog, etc. You can pre-trace items for them to cut and add. It makes good scissor/glue lessons too.