Kindergarten Page

Readaloud, Lessons
Skills, Extras


Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert
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Firefighter Video
Fire Safety in the Home Video
Stop Drop and Roll, by Margery Cuyler
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List the animals we saw made of leaves in Leaf Man.
Watch "A Year in 2 Minutes" video

Parts of a Leaf Diagram

More Leaf Man Resources:
Lois Ehlert
Lois Ehlert

Harcourt Books interview with Lois Ehlert

Reading Rockets interview with Lois Ehlert, video


Rhyming Dust , and The Big Mean Dust Bunny, by Jan Thomas
Ed, Ned, Ted, and Bob rhyme all the time. Well, except for Bob...

Mrs. Richardson's Class:
Learn and read about different kinds of crabs:

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Listen to Mrs. Hartley and Miss Harrison's class read and sing I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
We recorded this podcast using our library iPad and the SonicPics app. It was sooo easy, and the kids sound so cute!

Sheila Rae, the Brave, by Kevin Henkes
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The Terrible Plop, by Ursula Dubosarskyexternal image 51MQmuIXJ6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Rhyming words
Parts of a book
Acting out the story with dust bunny puppets

All About Me unit. We compared two books (All About Me and I Ain't Gonna Paint No More) by author Karen Beaumont and illustrator David Catrow. Listen to our podcast. We have fun singing the book!

We talked about the author/illustrator Kevin Henkes and talked about the characters of Sheila Rae and and her sister Louise in this book. Here's a picture of Kevin Henkes, and a link to his website. He published his first book when he was 19 years old!

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This book went along with the kindergarteners' apple unit this week. We used the dictionary to look up the word PLOP. We talked about how the cover illustration can help us predict what will happen in a story. Look at the letter T in Terrible and the O in PLOP. Lots of clues here. We focused on rhyming words--hop, stop, plop--and paid special attention to illustrations to make predictions about the story.

Apple Tree Poem--action poem
Way up high in the apple tree,
Two little apples smiled at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could.
Down fell the apples, and
Mmmmm... They were good!


Mr. Wiggle's Book, by Paula Craig and Carol Thompson
Taking Care of Library Books
We look at examples of books that were not taken care of.
Kindergartners will start checking out books after we have a couple more lessons on book care, shelf markers, and how to choose books in our library.

Wiggle, by Doreen Cronin
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Letter W
We sing this book and wiggle along with it. Then we talk about how we sometimes have to control our wiggles in the library, but I try to give them opportunities to wiggle here and there.

"Hands Go Up"
(to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Hands go up and hands go down,
I can turn myself around,
I can stand upon one shoe,
I can listen, so can you,
I can sit, I'll show you how,
Storytime is starting now.
We sing and do the actions at the start of every storytime in the library.
This song helps us get our wiggles out, spread out a little bit, and get quietly seated so Mrs. Hartley can read a story.

Caps for Sale, by Esphyr Slobodkina

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We used the Big Book of Caps for Sale and let a student be the page-turner. We talked about making predictions...What would happen next in the story? We also counted the monkeys and the caps, and talked about the expression, "Monkey see, monkey do."

**Read Caps for Sale Online!!! Click Here!**

"Meet Shelly the Shelf Marker" PowerPoint

Shelf Marker Song
(to the tune of Hokey Pokey)
You put your shelf marker in,
You pull the book right out.
You look through the pages
To see what it's about.
You do the booky looky
and you see if it's just right.
That's what it's all about!
We talked about how to use shelf markers in the library when we're choosing a book to help keep the books shelves neat. We will work on this more in August and September when kindergartners start checking out books.