5 Back to School Resources Every Kindergarten Teacher Needs

Are you heading back to school soon?  Are you new to kindergarten and don't know where to begin?  Don't worry, I have some solutions for your curriculum needs. I have 5 resources EVERY Kindergarten teacher needs.
Back to School Resources every teacher needs
If you are new to kindergarten or just looking for a new way to start the year, then this post is for you.

One of my favorite resources to use is CalendarNotebooks.  Through the use of calendar notebooks, I can cover a variety of common core skills in a short amount of time.  To read more about Calendar Notebooks, click here.

calendar notebooks- make calendar time interactive

If you are a new kindergarten teacher, or just looking to take away some of the stress during the first few days, then this resource is for you.  The First Days of Kindergarten includes 3 days of lesson plans and activities. This resource has a sample schedule to follow and more activities than you could need to get you through the first 3 days of school. 

What's Included

Class Activities
  • 3 Letter search A,B & C color and find
  • My first day of Kindergarten portrait page
  • First Day of Kindergarten Crown
  • Kissing Hand Activity
  • School BussCraft
  • Cat Craft
  • Zero number page rainbow write
  • Snack reminder English/Spanish
  • First Day name tag directions for parents English/Spanish
  • Copy forms
  • To-Do lists
  • Student Information cards (2 types) English/Spanish
  • Emergency Clothing Kit English/Spanish
  • Oops forms English/Spanish
  • First Day of Kindergarten Color & Black and White 2 sizes
Posters Rules and Procedures
  • First Day of Kindergarten (3 kinds)
  • Name song
  • First-day poem
School Tools
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue (stick, bottle, sponge)
Bathroom Procedures
  • Bathroom (multiple variations)
  • Hand washing (multiple variations)
  • Drying hands (multiple variations)
Playground Rules & Lunchtime Rule
  • Slide
  • Lining up/walking
  • Monkey bars
  • Jump rope
  • Hula hoop
  • Balls
  • Lunchtime Procedures multiple

Kindergarten routines for the first day of school

Do you have a plan for the students who always finish their work ahead of all the other students?  I use Fast Finisher Bins for these students.  The Fast finisher bins cover a wide variety of skills.  they are designed for individual students to use either at their desks or a quiet space in the classroom.  
early finisher task boxes
Another resource that I used last year almost daily was my Back to School Learning Binder.  This binder covers a wide variety of basic skills. Once the binder is set up for each student, it is a resource that can be used, year after year.  The binder covers letter and number formations, math, and ELA skills.
Kindergarten skills binderlearning binder for kindergarten

Do you have a Calm Down Corner in your classroom?  In my classroom, I have an area for students to go to if they need a break.  The area is used almost daily.  I have a few students who are frequent fliers.  This space feels safe to them.  Within the space, I have tools that help my students regain their self-control and calm down.  If you want to read more about this area and the specific tools I use, you can see it here and here.
calm down posters and task cards for the classroomcalm down corner posters and task cards
If you want more back-to-school ideas, be sure to sign-up for my newsletter and join my Kindergarten Freinds FB group.
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