Emotions can run high starting kindergarten, when both children and parents can experience very real anxiety in adjusting to separating and beginning a new routine.
I read The Kissing Hand to my students on the first day of school, and teach them to find comfort in the warmth of their own hands from the kisses that were left on them, just like Chester. The Kissing Hand has been a gift to kindergarten (and early primary) teachers and parents for decades for the comfort it brings young students experiencing separation anxiety!
This free download includes:
- a coloring page with an explanation of the story and how the 'magic' works to send home for parents / guardians / caregivers
- a second coloring page of Chester
- two versions of a short black and white book about what hands are for (I plan to create a more full version in the future, with groups of kids, color version, and full Sight-Word-Stages options, so keep your eye out!) This little reader links nicely with Kindness bulletin board and picture book lessons.
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- Kindergarten Starter Bundle, including
- Kindness bulletin board and picture book lessons
- Visual Schedule, centers cards and more!
- Kindergarten Prep Pack (stop/go sign for washroom door, journal and reading folder covers, home reading notes, playground safety posters, letter formation mats)
- Kindergarten Dismissal Posters, tags and coloring pages!
- Kindergarten Crowns - for celebrating special occasions! (and to help us learn student names of the first day of school!)
- School Bus Name Practice Craftivity (a fun craft that becomes a hands-on game for students to practice putting the letters in their name in order, at school, then at home!)
- FREE Kindergarten, 1st Grade Classroom Management visuals
- Feelings and Emotions: When I Feel Anxious / Sad 2pk (starring boys)
- FREE Back to School sampler!
- Calendar numbers | Summer, Baseball, Soccer, 2D shapes, Back to School theme
- Feelings & emotions visuals for kindergarten, early primary (Educlips Graphics)
- Level aa Special Times of Year – 10 pack: Sight-Word Readers, sentence puzzles and more!
- Dealing With Feelings 4 pk: When I Feel Anx / Overwh (Boys and Girls)
- Calendar numbers | Summer, Sports, 2D shapes, Back to School theme
- Level aa/1,5-PackFall, Thanksgiving, Halloween Themed Sight Word Readers
- Fun Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving Readers and Early Literacy Activities Bundle for K-2!
- Dealing With Feelings Story Collection included in New, up and coming best seller: The #DWF EVERYTHING Bundle! (Best deal - all future #DWF TpT products will be added here!)
- Reading Buddy Activities for the whole year! (formerly The Reading Buddy Starter Pack!)
- The Complete Personal Printable Alphabet Book Kit with over 200 Line Art Images!
- K-1 Classroom Literacy Favorites!
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Feelings | Emotions | The Kissing Hand | Kindergarten | first day of school | saying goodbye | separation anxiety | transition to kindergarten | back to school