Sunday, August 5, 2012

Book of the Month: The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing

" 'Twas the night before kindergarten, and as they prepared, kids were excited, and a little bit scared..."
This very likable story is one that may be requested over and over again. There's a little twist in the story: it's not the children that have a hard time on their first day, it's instead, the moms & dads: "When what to her wondering eyes should appear but sad moms and dads who were holding back tears..." The story gives a young children a quick peek into the world of kindergarten: circle time, a class pet, music, arts & crafts...It's a perfect read in the weeks before school!
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I don't teach kindergarten anymore :( but if I did, I would record myself reading this story on a site like Vimeo and email it to the parents of my incoming students so that they can share it with their children. It would be a fun way for the children to get to see and hear you before school starts!

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