First Days Of Kindergarten Activities and Helpful Handouts
This 110 page download will have you set for your first days of Kindergarten!
The download includes plenty of activities to keep your little ones busy and working hard.
Be prepared when you go Back to School!!!
Anyone that has taught Kindergarten knows that your first few days are spent getting to know the students and figuring out what they know and what they don't know. In order to have a successful year I believe you need to hit the ground running, and hopefully this pack helps you do that in your classroom! :)
The student information sheets will be helpful to keep in a notebook and have on file for quick reference. Just have the parents fill out the information and you can utilize it all year long.
The "How Did My Day Go" slips are a great way to inform parents about their students behavior. You are able to say how well their day went and what they may need to work on to improve their next day at school.
Included little slips you can put in a baggie and send home with your students at Meet the Teacher or on the First Day. There are little goodies you can add to each bag to welcome your students to your classroom.
The Letter/Sound Assessment, Blending sheet and Show What You Know sheet are good assessments to knock out the first week or so to get an idea of what your students know. (Letters, Numbers, Sight Words, Beginning Sounds, CVC Words, Writing Their Name) I recommend giving a pretest and post test to see how they improve each month.
The Handwriting and Number Practice sheets are great for morning work and center time. On the handwriting worksheets, one letter is covered and students will have practice writing the letter in its capital and lowercase form. There is also a box to draw a picture of something that starts with the same beginning sound.
On the number practice sheets students are encouraged to draw the correct corresponding number of a specified shape and have lines to practice writing the number and the word.
Whenever my students are finished working on anything I always have them turn their papers over and practice the alphabet or their numbers on the back. Or they are welcome to grab a Write the Room Worksheet.
The Write The Room activities are great for getting your K students up and moving around the classroom discriminating between different letters and words. One sheet gives beginning sounds to look for and the other sheets give the students "mystery letters" (a-z) to look for in words around the room. Usually whatever letter we worked on for morning work will be the "mystery letter" that the students are looking for in words around the room.
The Matching Capital to Lowercase/Beginning Sounds worksheets are another great assessment to use in the first few weeks of school.
The Trace The Shape sheets are great for improving fine motor skills and introducing the names of the shapes.
The color worksheets are fantastic practice to help your students learn their colors and color words.
The Kindergarten Activities sheets are great for students to practice their alphabet skills, numbers, beginning sounds, sight words, and cvc words.
There are sound and letter assessments available.
Handwriting sample sheets, let you show your students' handwriting growth through out the year.
There also sheets for students to practice matching rhyming pictures!
I truly hope you find this download helpful during your first few weeks of Kindergarten! :)
Table of Contents:
Student Information 3-4
Dismissal Chart and Poster 5-6
First Day of School Gift 7
Show What You Know 8
How Did My Day Go? 9
Tracing Shapes 10-16
First Day Of School 17
Handwriting Practice 18-48
Number Practice 49-59
Match Letters to Animals 60-63
Trace the Trail 64
Write the Room Activities 65-92
Color Activities 93-95
Matching Capital & Lowercase/Beginning Sounds 96-101
Kindergarten Activities 102-104
Letter/Sound and Blending Assessment 105-106
First Day/Last Day 107
Handwriting Samples 108
Matching Rhyming Pictures 109-110
***Common Core Standards***
RF.K.1. Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
RF.K.2 Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.