A lot of readers here know about the following great way to spend some fun time with the kids each week, but I republish this article from April of 2009 for anyone for whom it may be a new strategy:
For whatever reason, I have avoided kindergarten day all these years. I guess I was too caught up in stories. But today, I did my first kindergarten classes. I think the format is mentioned in Susie’s recent article on reading (click on articles) at susangrosstprs.com, if you want a refresher.
It was a heartwarming experience. I saw my students in a way I hadn’t before. I read from “I Am A Bunny” and “Trains” and a counting book with pictures of things like four apples, and five flowers, etc.