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Ideas for a first classroom in kindergarten


Ideas for a first classroom in kindergarten


I was looking for some original and enjoyable activities, games, ideas... for my first lesson with kindergarten (3-5 years old), games for presentation, songs,, .. I īm open to anything. I only would like that my kids enjoy very much and dont feel tired or bored.
THANKS in advance!!

4 Oct 2009      


hi mary kate

for my kindergarten first day i generally read the book "the kissing hand" they love it.
As the kids are not used to the classroom stuff yet, i place pawprints all over the classroom, they are supposed to be the pawprints of our classroom puppet so the kids follow the prints in order to find it. this way they will get to know every area in the class.
I usually use the first week to teach the classroom routines and main songs as this takes some time.

they also make a drawing of themselves, they do this the first and last day of class so everybody can see their drawing improvement.

this are some of my ideas, hope to be of any help :)
have a nice day

4 Oct 2009     


Thank you very much!! :-)

4 Oct 2009     


A good story + a nice puppet+ an action song is a good way to give your first steps with young children. Stories must be short and repetitive in order to make children participate in the story , my favourite songs for preeschool are in http://www.supersimplesongs.com/
look for example  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh_fRQRAgo0   or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb66ahuhmZw and about stories try Eric Carle īs stories

4 Oct 2009