This is a great set of Literacy Center activities to complement the story Kindergarten Rocks!
by Katie Davis. They can be used in small groups or as a whole class. These projects are especially useful during those first days of school when you are working to establish procedures and routines.
Dexter thinks he knows everything about kindergarten, thanks to his big sister telling him all about it. However, as the big day comes closer, Dexter worries that his stuffed dog, “Rufus” is very nervous about starting kindergarten. Jessica tells Dexter how to help his dog to not be afraid. At school, Dexter finds a friend from pre-school in his class and they have a great day. It was a great day-until Dexter discovers that Rufus is missing! He looks around the school and finally finds his doggie friend. Dexter and Rufus both had an exciting first day of school, and can’t wait to go back tomorrow. (You will need to provide your own copy of the book.)
Here are some of the special features of this unit:
• The activities are appropriate for children who are not yet reading.
• Easy Prep-You need provide only the book and a strip of paper
for the story retelling headband.
• You can do these activities over several days or even do all of
them on the first day of school-they are that easy to implement!
The 6 activities in this unit are:
• Build-A-Word Book with the focus word “not”
• Foldable Booklet
• Category Sort
• Pictures that start like “Dexter”
• Story Shapes
• Story Retelling Headband
Check your school and classroom library for these other "first day of kindergarten" books for which I have Literacy Units!
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready For Kindergarten -6 Easy Prep Literacy Centers
Welcome To Kindergarten! 6 Easy Prep Literacy Centers
Adventure Annie Goes To Kindergarten: 6 Easy Prep Literacy Centers
A Place Called Kindergarten: 6 Easy Prep Literacy Centers
Off To Kindergarten: 6 Easy Prep Literacy Centers
The Twelve Days of Kindergarten: 6 Easy Prep Literacy Centers
The Night Before Kindergarten: 6 Easy Prep Literacy Centers
Countdown To Kindergarten: 6 Easy Prep Literacy Centers
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! 6 Easy Prep Literacy Centers
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