The beginning of the year can be an exciting, but upsetting time for students in kindergarten and first grade. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is a wonderful story to share with your students on the first day of school. I thought it might be fun to also have a raccoon-themed classroom management system to go with the book. Here is what you will find in this pack:
3 R’s Posters – Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Ready
These are my classroom rules and they also coordinate with PBIS.
Raccoons Ready for Recess
I have magnets that have my students names on them. Students who are ready for recess (no behavior issues and all homework complete) have their magnet around this poster.
Daily Behavior Chart
I made this generic to fit most classrooms. Students can write in a word or use a color system (red, yellow, green).
Desk Name Plates
Table Signs (I hang mine from the ceiling over tables)
First Day of School Organizer – use after you read The Kissing Hand - it compares Chester’s feeling with their own.
First Day of School Certificate
ABC Match Center
Numbers in Order Center
Roll and Cover Center
Tracing Words Center
I Have, Who Has Alphabet Game for Whole Class
Spin a Graph Center
Count by 2’s & 5’s Centers