This packet is a great way to help incoming kindergarteners get excited about materials, procedures, and routines. It is a great activity for back to school -- guided discovery is perfect to use for the first 4-6 weeks of school,:
To excite children about classroom materials.
To help children explore materials with confidence and imagination.
To build a common vocabulary.
To help children build a repertoire of constructive uses for materials.
To enable children to make independent and purposeful choices
To develop children’s ability to work cooperatively and learn from each other.
To establish and teach norms and routines for the use, care, and storage of materials.
Use this resource to model correct use of materials and as a starting point to teach procedures and routines. This resource covers:
What is Guided Discovery?
Letter to Parents about Guided Discovery
Pencil & Eraser
Markers for tracing
Markers for coloring
Cotton Swabs to Paint
Cutting with Scissors
Scissors & Glue Stick
Scissors & Liquid Glue
Using a Stapler
Ruler as a Straight Edge
Morning Routine (Entering Class)
Walking in the Hallway
Getting Teacher’s Attention
Using the bathroom
Keeping hands clean
Cleaning up spills
Cleaning up crumbs
Dismissal From School