Teaching Care of Classroom Materials, Procedures & Routines (Kindergarten)

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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

Colored pencils


Cotton Swabs to Paint


Cutting with Scissors

Scissors & Glue Stick

Scissors & Liquid Glue

Folding Paper

Taping Paper

Using a Stapler

Tearing Paper


Tempera Paints

Ruler as a Straight Edge

Morning Routine (Entering Class)

Morning Meeting

Walking in the Hallway


Getting Teacher’s Attention

Using the bathroom

Keeping hands clean

Cleaning up spills

Cleaning up crumbs

Wiping Nose

Using Computer

Using Ipad

Using Headphones

Class Library

Playground Behavior

Dismissal From School

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