I taught kindergarten for 16 years and was a district k-1 strategist for 2. I have a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Dallas Baptist and a doctorate in early childhood studies with a minor in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Texas. I am currently working for Dallas ISD as a prek instructional specialist.
Mrs. Gagne's Kindergarten site has a cute class book idea for kindergarten introductions. I tried to copy and paste pictures of the book but the site would not let me. See an example of the book and cover at Look Out Kindergarten Here We Come and download a template at template.