Time capsule! Great for beginning of the year!
The amount of growth a kindergarten shows in one year is remarkable! Why not capture that growth in a living document?
This product comes with two editable covers; one in color and one in black and white. You can add your school’s name and the date. If you want to keep the font consistent, you can purchase the font from Hello Literacy. Information is included in the product.
The format of this product is set up so that each page has a top and bottom. You complete the top of each page with your kids during the first week. I have included symbols on each page so that giving directions is simple. For example, there is a page that says, “This is a picture of my family today.” and there is an icon of a dog. This way you can say to your kids, “Put your finger on the dog. Now in the space draw your family.” It makes it easy for kids to follow. The bottom portion will be done during the last week of school. Each bottom portion has a star. At the end of the year, kids can follow directions better and won’t need so much support. They will love to see what they drew and wrote during the first week of kindergarten. The following asks the kids:
write their name
draw a picture of themselves
draw a picture of their family
draw their favorite things
draw a picture of them doing something they loved
trace their hand print (have someone help)
trace their footprint (have someone help)
record their height-you would need to do this
what they want to be when they grow up
So much data can be collected, like:
Can they write their name?
Is it all caps?
What is their fine motor like?
Drawings? Are they detailed?
What is their sense of self?
This makes a great keepsake for parents at the end of the year. You can add a cover of your choice, bind it, and send it home.
The comparisons from the beginning of the year will have your kids in disbelief in what they did during the first week of kindergarten!
How great would this be to share at conferences?
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