Sunday, July 25, 2010

Back to School Ideas

I decided to start posting a few of my favorite back to school lessons.

Read ABC Kids by Laura Ellen Williams and take photographs to make an ABC Kids class book.






Read the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes and have students compare the number of letters in their name to the number of letters in Chrysanthemum's name. This idea came from one of my teammate's.




Read a version of Whole Stole the Cookies From the Cookie Jar. Play a game with students to help them learn each other's names. Use a cookie jar and paper cookies with the student's names on them. Chant who stole the cookies from the cookie jar and have students draw a cookie from the jar and match the name on the cookie to the student it belongs too. Then make a class book and eat real cookies.






Read Arthur's Eyes by Marc Brown and have students make a graph showing what color of eyes the have.


We learn Dr. Jean's song "Kiss Your Brain" and then we make the "Kiss Your Brain" Class Book.








Read The Kissing Hand and make a class book.

48 comments:

Sarah Cooley said...

As always, love your awesomely cute ideas!

Mrs. Larremore said...

Thanks Sarah!! I love yours too!

iloveapples said...

Hello! I love the cover for your Kissing hand book. It looks just like Chester. Could you email the cover and student page? I would really appreciate it! Thanks, Leanne 22.lrosloniec@heritageacademies.com

Mrs. Larremore said...

Absolutely!! You may have to modify it after I send it because of the fonts.

AnnaL said...

Do you mind email me the cover to The Kissing Hand! It is too cute!!

alansdale@cps18.org

Sarah said...

So cute!!! is there anyway that you could email the Chrysanthemum page? strawberrysh@hotmail.com


Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hello April, would you mind emailing me a copy of the Kissing Hand Cover for this book? Tricia.Bell@live.com
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi April,
Could you email a copy of the kissing hand cover. It is so adorable.
pwest@rcsdk8.org

Anonymous said...

I love your kissing hand book! Can you email be your cover? Your ideas are fabulous! heather.alred@sbcglobal.net

Stacie Bee! said...

Hi,

Could I please get a copy of all of your books that you have the class make??? Please and thank you! Also if you want any ideas that I have posted let me know and I will share :)

Email: dancebabe208@aol.com

Love to Teach said...

Could could you please send me a copy of the kissing hand, kid your brain, cookie jar, and chrysanthemum materials? Taylordinges@gmail.com

Thank you so much!!!

Anonymous said...

May I also get copies? Will send some of mine in return
After July 21. Thanks so much! Lsutton143@verizon. Net

Leanne said...

I would love the Chrysanthemum page! Thank you!
22.lrosloniec@nhamail.com

Mrs. Larremore said...

Leanne,

I wish I could share the Chrysanthemum document with you but it came from a former teammate and I do not have an electronic copy.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, sooo cute! If it's not too much trouble, I would love a copy of the Kissing Hand book. Love it!! :)) Thanks!!
jwright_mom@yahoo.com

Tara Murphy said...

I would love to have the cover page for kissing hand, too. I will be doing this the first week of school.....thanks for all your hard work!

taramurphy0609@gmail.com

Thanks,
Tara

Zoetewey said...

I love your Kissing Hand book. Would you mind e-mailing the cover to me? Thank you!
morris.corrie@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would like the front page of the kissing hand also! My favorite book for the first day of school. borgssfx@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your ideas! I'm definitely going to incorporate these into my activities. If you wouldn't mind sharing your templates, I'd appreciate it so much. Thank you for all of your help!
angloucks@yahoo.com

jmurrow said...
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Ms. Shuttleworth said...

Hi, Could you please email me all your book templates? This will really help me with my first week and first time teaching kindergarten.

Shuttles006@gmail.com

Erin said...

Hi Mrs. Larremore!!
I LOVE your blog!! I know I'm a few years late, but would you be able to email the cover and student page? you created for The Kissing Hand book you created?

Thanks!
skitles612 at aol.com

Mrs. Gorbe said...

ooh! I'd love the kissing hand cover too! How cool!!
siouxsan@sbcglobal.net

Linh Nguyen said...

Hi I was wondering if you could also send me the file for the kissing hand book or even all your class books. They are amazing and I would love to use them in my class also. My email is mrs.nguyen@pandabearpreschool.com
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I love your kissing Hand book!!! Is there any way you can send me the front cover? Or do you have it available somewhere for purchase? lewisk2@vcu.edu

Thank you!!

Linkays803 said...

I would love to have the cover page and the student page for kissing hand, too. I will be doing this the first week of school. My email is LSilva-Hernandez@swisd.net

.Thanks for all your hard work and wonderful ideas!

Christina said...

I too would love to get a copy of the cover and student page!!! I am excited to use this with my Pre-K class. My email address is
cmm23150@hotmail.com

Thank you for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of the kissing hand cover as well if possible. My E-mail address is Dlamorte1109@yahoo.com

Kellie Sharpe said...

Hi! Could I get a copy of your Kissing Hand book? Thanks!!
sharpekellie@gmail.com

amy said...

I know I am a bit behind but I would also love a copy of the kissing hand cover and childrens page ! I love it!
My email is acaron9051@gmail.com
Thank you so much!

Wilma said...

May I also have a copy of the Kissing Hand pages?
My email is b46707@hotmail.com

Thank you :)
Wilma

lintk said...

I am always telling my Kindergartners to "Kiss their Brain", but I have never heard of their being a song or who this Dr. Jean is?. Could you email me your kiss your brain project and the words to the song or how I could get it or listen to it from Dr. Jean. Love all your creative ideas, where do you find the time.

Mrs. Larremore said...

You can purchase Dr. Jean CD's and learn more about her on her site drjean.org.

Email me and I will send you the kiss your brain page. My email is april.larremore@gpisd.org

NelsnNY said...

Great ideas. Thank you! 2013-14 will be my 1st year teaching 1st grade..wish me luck! Can you please e-mail the cover for "The Kissing Hand"? thank you!

Mrs. Larremore said...

Send me your email and I would be happy to :)

Barb said...

I would love to have your Chrysanthemum back to school name sheet. I love your blog! Barb
bmann@mail.lced.net

Laura Spilotros said...

Hi - I love your ideas. Could you email me the templates for these? So adorable! Thanks!
lspilotros1@gmail.com
Laura

Anonymous said...

Hi there!! This is my 2nd year in Kindergarten and I LOVE your ideas here :) Would you mind emailing me the templates or is there somewhere to find them??

Thanks a bunch!
Ashlie Schulz

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of the Kissing Hand cover for our class book. My email is: ptweedle@embarqmail.com
If you are able to email it to me I would appreciate it very much.
Thank you! I love this idea.

Anonymous said...

Hello there! Love your blog! If at all possible, could you please send me copies of all of the books that you have created with your classes over the years? I absolutely love your ideas! Thanks :)

irishbetty2@optonline.net

Chris Bean said...

Is it possible for you to send me book templates? I am mentoring a brand new kinder teacher and would love to share them with her. thanks!!
cbean@moreland.org

Anonymous said...

Is it possible for you to send me book templates? I am teach T-K first year.
Thank!
anabrego@yahoo.com

Mrs. Morrow said...

I would love your book templates if you are able to share them!!! Thanks so much April!
kteacherforlife@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi - I love your ideas. Could you email me the templates for these? So adorable! Thanks! Jolene Fulbright
j.fulbright75@gmail.com
Notice the period after j in my email address.

Anonymous said...

I love all of your ideas could you please email me a copy of the Kissing Hand pages Thanks teresa.slay@yahoo.com

tania oliveira said...

I just love your blog!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing resources.
Maybe it's a little bit late but if possible could you please e-mail me the copy of Kissing Hands pages. I really want to do this this year when the school starts. tania_oliveira99@hotmail.com
Thank you in advancexx

tania oliveira said...

I just love your blog!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing resources.
Maybe it's a little bit late but if possible could you please e-mail me the copy of Kissing Hands pages. I really want to do this this year when the school starts. tania_oliveira99@hotmail.com
Thank you in advancexx

Unknown said...

I would love your cookie jar and kissing hand if you could email those to me I would LOVE it! these ideas are so great!!