Kindergarten stories

Planet Kindergarten By Sue Ganz-Schmitt

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Back of Book:
This clever picture book will prepare young explorers to boldly go where they have never gone before: Planet Kindergarten. Hilarious and confidence-boosting, this exciting story will have new kindergarteners ready for liftoff!
My Review:
Planet Kindergarten is an out of this world look at one boys first day in Kindergarten. The story is written in a space themed setting and follows all the aliens as they adapt to the changes of school. This book is a fun twist on what the first day of Kindergarten looks like. The illustrations are bright and filled with space related items. Teachers and students will love following the boy as he successfully navigates through his mission.
Ages 5 and up
32 pages

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Kindergarten stories, School

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Back of Book:
Celebrate all the familiar milestones and moments shared by every kid entering kindergarten in this charming second-person narrative. Whether it’s early-morning jitters or becoming familiar with new classroom routines, this sweet and bouncy story will have expectant kindergarteners saying, “Kindergarten is cool!”
My Review:
I love teaching Kindergarten. There is something magical about being a part of a students beginning in school. This is an adorable look at all the milestones that Kindergartners reach throughout the year. The book shows examples of children counting, singing, playing during recess time, and eating lunch. The text is written in a rhyming pattern which makes it an engaging read aloud. The illustrations are bright and colorful. My students loved all the details in each picture. This is among my favorite books to read in Kindergarten.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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Countdown to Kindergarten By Alison McGhee

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Back of Book:
It’s just ten days before kindergarten, and this little girl has heard all there is to know–from a first grader–about what it’s going to be like. You can’t bring your cat, you can’t bring a stuffed animal, and the number one rule? You can’t ask anyone for help. Ever. So what do you do when your shoes come untied, if you’re the only one in the class who doesn’t know how to tie them up again?
My Review:
This is a fun read aloud that is perfect for the first week of Kindergarten. It follows a little girl who is scared to go to cool because she cannot tie her shoes. Every day she tries to hide her shoes so she won’t have to attend Kindergarten. As the story continues her plans become more and more elaborate. She takes her shoes in the tub, and even tries to feed them to the cat. In the end, the little girl realizes that Kindergarten is all about growing and learning. This is a great story to read about one of the ways that children will grow and mature in their Kindergarten year.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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