This is a great set of activities to complement the story Miss Bindergarten Has A Wild Day in Kindergarten by Joseph Slate. Book Talk: Miss Bindergarten has a rough morning at home, and her class has a day that is a little rowdy. The ants are set free, the ladybug jar breaks, paint seems to be all over, and the water overflows while watering the plants. With the help of staff members, things get back on track. When the children return from recess, they discover their room filled with butterflies, as their container had been left open. As they delight in the butterflies, Miss Bindergarten says "Sometimes even a wild day turns up something wonderful to see!" (You will need to provide your own copy of the book.)
These projects are especially useful for establishing procedures and routines. They type of tasks included here are found in many other activities the children will be required to do throughout the year. Most importantly, it establishes connections to a memorable story!
Here are some of the special features of this unit:
• The activities are appropriate for children who are not yet reading as well as those who can.
• 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 in one day of school-they are that easy to implement!
The 6 activities in this unit are:
• Build-A-Word Book with the focus word “on”
• Foldable Booklet
• Category Sort
• Pictures that start like “wild”
• Story Shapes
• Story Retelling Headband
Check out my category listings "Back to School" and "Miss Bindergarten" to find other great units for the start of the year!