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ALPHABET ACTION:
http://www.learningplanet.com/act/fl/aact/index.asp
Preschool students who are just beginning to recognize the alphabet will click on a letter to hear its name and see a related picture.
 
ALPHABET COLORING PAGES:
http://www.learningplanet.com/parents/alphabet/index.htm
Print out each letter you are studying to collect pages for an alphabet book. Images are preschool-friendly for students to color in.
 
ALPHABET SHOPPING:
http://pbskids.org/arthur/parentsteachers/activities/acts/alphabet_shopping.html
Kindergarten and first grade students will enjoy this unique alphabet learning game, with practical applications outside of the normal reading books. Children will draw an alphabet card from a deck, then try to find a word starting with that letter in distributed advertising flyers. Cutting and pasting from the flyer will complete your individualized alphabet grocery lists--find specific instructions here.
 
UNDER THE SEA COUNTING PAGE:
http://www.kizclub.com/Topics/numbers/undersea.pdf
This printable student worksheet helps to carry a summer theme with your math lessons, where kindergarten and first grade students must correctly identify, locate, and count all the different starfish, seahorses, sea stars, and more.
 
A CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR KINDERGARTEN:
http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/kindergarten/index.html
There's much here to help you prepare and plan for classes in the fall. Discussions and topics include Establishing Routines, Managing Activity Centers, Organizing the Classroom, Planning and Scheduling, Multi-Grade Classrooms, and more. Core curriculum in kindergarten is also covered.
 
EMERGENT READER STRATEGIES:
http://www.kinderplans.com/content.cfm?pageid=43
Find ideas here to stimulate reading interest in emergent readers, and to promote word recognition through games and classroom read-aloud strategies.
 

Hubbard's Cupboard
http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/
Hubbard's Cupboard is a great pre-school / kindergarten site with resources for both parents and educators. This unique site has information on curriculum, development centers, assessment, preparation for Kindergarten, early reading activities, family involvement ideas, large collections of literacy and math ideas, and even bible / religious education. If that's not enough, take a look for even more resources


 

INTERACTIVE WORD WALL FLASHCARDS:
http://www.mrsmcgowan.com/flashcards/book1.htm
Select kindergarten words or five books of first grade words for interactive flash card practice, in this online learning resource for early elementary students. (K-1)

 

IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR KINDERGARTEN?
http://www.childfun.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=311
By now you may have been fielding questions from parents on whether or not their preschool children are ready for kindergarten. Here is a readiness checklist; you can either print it out to send home or discuss the points in a parent-teacher conference for each of your students.
 
KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM GUIDELINES:
http://www.kinderplans.com/content.cfm?pageid=4
Particularly helpful for planning purposes for new teachers, use these guidelines to help you plan your kindergarten curriculum over the summer months.
 
A KINDERGARTEN TEACHER'S GUIDE TO READING:
http://pbskids.org/lions/kguide/
This site is loaded with resources for kindergarten teachers, from playing games that teach students the sounds of words, to learning how to read aloud, using print sources all around us, and beginning writing tips. Reading milestones are also included.
 
KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION PARTY:
http://www.billybear4kids.com/graduation/paper.html
fun activities and printables-- kindergarten class celebrate its  graduation day
game pattern sheets, name tags, and graduation party invitations are available under several different themed categories, including apples, teddy bears, bees, and dragons personalized certificates to print out and award to your students
 
KINDERGARTEN LESSON PLANS:
http://www.teachers.net/cgi-bin/lessons/sort.cgi?searchterm=Kindergarten
Covering the full range of themes for kindergarten, here are lesson plans for kindergarten teachers to use through-out the school year.
 
KINDERGARTEN LETTERS TO SEND HOME:
http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/kindergarten/kindlett.html
Kindergarten families can be involved in many ways with their child's education, and here is one way to establish great relations right from the beginning. Notes on play, emerging literacy expectations, book programs, supplies, beginning school, and more are covered in these sample letters home.
 
KINDERGARTEN MATH CENTER ACTIVITIES:
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1463.html
Playdough, empty egg cartons, pocket charting, macaroni patterns... Find fourteen creative ideas here to help your kindergarten students explore mathematical concepts in your classroom math center.
 
KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS AND CENTERS:
http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/kindergarten/kindacti.html#source12
Start with the bare basics suggestions, and find numerous other suggestions for creating interest centers, with resources included.
 
KINDERGARTEN RESOURCES:
http://www.ocdsb.edu.on.ca/Teacher_Res/Kinder/kresources.htm
Explore the various resources available here for kindergarten teachers, with cross-curricular coverage and thematic learning units. Link as well to kindergarten tracking templates.
 
KINDERGARTEN SKILLS ONLINE:
http://www.avonmaitland.on.ca/~amdsbnet/kindergarten.htm
Reinforce classroom skills with a few well-chosen online learning games. Here are several to select from, with food groups, shapes, math fun, patterns, the five senses, colors, and more.
 
Kindergarten Websites
http://www.oradell.k12.nj.us/GradePages/kind.html
 
KINDERGARTNERS WRITE EVERY DAY:
http://ali.apple.com/ali_sites/deli/exhibits/1000666/The_Lesson.html
Your kindergarten students do not need to be familiar yet with every letter of the alphabet in order to follow this model of writing every day. Read more in this online guide, complete with mini lessons, step guides, samples, and assessments.
 
ICE CREAM CONE MATCH STUDENT WORKSHEET:
http://www.kizclub.com/Topics/numbers/icecream.pdf
All the ice cream cones here are missing their scoops of ice cream, and it's up to your students to correctly count all of the sprinkles on the scoops and then match them accordingly to their cone numbers.
 
LEARNING EXPERIENCES:
http://childrentoday.com/resources/articles/learningexperiences.htm
The activities listed here were written to target kindergarten students, but they could easily be adapted for your own preschool classes.
 
LETTER OF THE DAY:
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1772.html
Emphasize alphabet recognition with this excellent review of the letter of the week or the letter of the day, using items that begin with that letter at story time. Students will help to label the item as the teacher writes the name on the board. Find further instructions here.
 
MEANINGFUL MATH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD:
http://www.kidsource.com/education/math/
This online booklet for early childhood educators and parents demonstrates how children ages two through five can find and use math in meaningful ways, everyday, at home, in the classroom, and out in the larger world. It effectively illustrates how to create a healthy attitude for further success in math pursuits.
 
PAPER ZOO:
http://www.elbalero.gob.mx/kids/bio/html/zoo_papel/home.html
Who needs a field trip? Print your own paper zoo to display in your preschool classroom, with elephants and owls, camels and coyotes, crickets and crocodiles, and jaguars and giraffes.
 

PICTURE MATCH:
 
http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/picturematch/
 In this interactive game for early elementary classes, students will have to identify and click on the beginning letter of the item shown. Audio assists your youngest learners. (K-2)

 

PREPARE STUDENTS FOR KINDERGARTEN:
http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/kindergarten_prep.html
Whether you wish to develop literacy, math, fine motor, social, character, safety, or self-reliance skills, this site offers plenty of suggestions for each category to use not only in your summer school, but throughout your school year.
 
PRINT AND READ BOOKS FOR K-1:
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/printandread.htm
Title selections include "I Can Read About Frogs", "I Can Read About Colors", "I Can Read About Days of the Week", "I Can Count to Ten", "I Can Read About My Five Senses", and "I Can Read About Seed to Plant". Color flashcards and quizzes, frog life cycle sequencing cards, frog vocabulary cards, days of the week sequence cards, and color quizzes are also included.
 
SAMPLE SPRING UNIT FOR KINDERGARTEN:
http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/kindergarten/kindsths.html
classroom activities to teach about Spring, study animals and plants and use multi-subject centers

 
SCHOOL HOME-LINKS READING KIT FOR KINDERGARTEN:
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/tablek.html
Numerous take-home activities are included in this printable kit for kindergarten students. Consider sending some of the exercises home with students for practice and maintenance skills during summer vacation, or put them into early practice at the start of the next school year, involving families immediately in the learning process.
 
SORT THE PUMPKINS:
http://www.meddybemps.com/halloween/pumpkin03.html
How many ways can you find to organize and classify your pumpkins? Use the pumpkins in this pumpkin patch to rearrange and sort them.
 
SUMMER LESSON PLANS FOR KINDERGARTEN:
http://www.kinderplans.com/content.cfm?pageid=13
You will need to register first (it's free) and answer a few simple questions about site presentation to download this summer resource book for kindergarten. It includes a wide variety of activities themed to summer learning, including mini-books, letter work, math worksheets, and lesson suggestions for two weeks of summer school.
 
TEACHING TIPS FOR KINDERGARTEN:
http://www.kconnect.com/kc-teachtips.html
http://www.kconnect.com/kc-lesplan.html
Find ideas here for decorating your bulletin board, creating learning centers, playing learning games, teaching reading, or teaching art. Use the 2nd URL above for kindergarten lesson plans.
 
TOP TEN SIGNS OF A GOOD KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM:
http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content3/10.signs.kinder.k12.4.html
How does your classroom measure up? Find ten signs here which show your kindergarten classroom fosters excellence.
 

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR STORY SEQUENCING:
http://www.dltk-teach.com/books/hungrycaterpillar/sequencing.htm
http://www.dltk-teach.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-teach.com/books/hungrycaterpillar/csequencing.gif
After reading the familiar and well-loved story of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", primary students will use these colorful printable cards to sequence the story. (PreK-2)

 

WHAT EVERY KINDERGARTEN STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW:
http://teachers.eusd.k12.ca.us/mtempleton/standardsrubric.htm
Rubrics, screening tests, word lists, and standards are all included at this site.
 

WHAT KIDS SHOULD KNOW BEFORE ENTERING 1ST GRADE:
http://www.readingrockets.org/article.php?ID=44
Especially in regards to reading readiness foundations, this article for preschool educators helps to identify those skills necessary to impart before their students graduate to first grade.

 

1ST GRADE WRITING RUBRICS:
 
http://www.sjusd.k12.ca.us/sites/elem/Schallenberger/PDFs/Rubric_Grade1.pdf
 
http://www.aesd.edu/step_up_to_writing.htm
 
http://www.rockyford.k12.co.us/district/rubrics.htm
 http://www.arliteracymodel.com/pdf/resources/faq.pdf
 
http://www.iwebquest.com/oceans/process.htm
 Try any of the above sites for a variety of rubrics to use with first grade students, just beginning to write simple paragraphs.

 

JOURNAL WRITING IN KINDERGARTEN:
 
http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/content_storage_01/0000000b/80/27/d6/f3.pdf
 This teacher writes about her experiences introducing journal writing in the kindergarten classroom, and emphasizes how the students did not need to read in order to write in their journals; in fact, the process seemed to help them accomplish stronger reading skills.

 

KINDERGARTEN WRITING ASSESSMENT:
 
http://ali.apple.com/ali_sites/deli/exhibits/1000666/Assessment.html
 With writing lessons attached, here is one teacher's exemplary methods of keeping records of progress and formally assessing kindergarten writing.

 

KINDERGARTEN WRITING RUBRIC:
 
http://www.maumee.k12.oh.us/Curriculum/Rubrics/kdg.html
 
http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/writing_workshop.html
 
http://bard.huensd.k12.ca.us/html/writingrubrics.html
 Specifically targeted to kindergarten skills, use this rubric for all kindergarten writing activities, including journaling. The 2nd link above will offer suggestions on creating a writing workshop in kindergarten.

 

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