Well today was our first day back to school!!! Very exciting!! It was a busy day, touching base with my regular kiddos and meeting some of our new students!! I haven't met everybody new yet ( we had almost 40 new kids this year).
It was wonderful to meet our new kindergartners and their parents!!! I had the pleasure of helping out with kindergarten's first day!! They were all dressed up and so excited and eager to be there! One of our kindergarten teachers did a read aloud just before dismissal and it was so appropriate for the first day of kindergarten!!!
The book was called The Night Before Kindergarten, written Natasha Wing, illustrated by Julie Durrell. The book has the same poetic quality as that Christmas story with the same type of title!! The books starts out "Twas the night before kindergarten, and as they prepared, kids were excited, and a little bit scared." The book very cleverly discusses the getting ready preparations and all of the different feelings that both the kindergarten kids might be feeling as well as their parents.
I will definitely be adding this to my counselor collection!! What books do you use for first day of school?