The Kindergarteners are coming! The Kindergarteners are coming! What in the world will you do with them?
One thing I have identified, is that Kindergarten students have the expectation that the paint is going to come out on the first day of class. Yet, I want them to learn my routines and behavior expectations. So I came up with this little one month unit that lets students get a little time to draw and make art, while learning how to get things cleaned up and on the drying rack in an orderly fashion.
We don't get paint out on the first day, but we do get to draw! I slowly release responsibilities as the month goes on and by the end the students are painting, printing, gluing and not trashing my room.
Each lesson has one or two children's books that start and end the class.