Freebie Start of the Year Reading Notes Home
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I am glad to share my ideas with you do get literature into the hands and homes of our students. (Grab more meet the teacher tips here.)
Start of the Year Note Home
You can grab all the Freebie notes by click here.
It includes notes for the books:
The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing
Kindergarten ABC by Jacqueline Rogers
The Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing
The Night Before Preschool by Natasha Wing
First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
David Goes to School by David Shannon
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
The Kissing Hand By Audrey Penn
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom By Bill Martin Jr.
I went through the list you guys gave me before on books you use at the start of the year…. did I miss any I should add to the pack?
Here is the set up for each new student when they enter my classroom at Meet the Teacher.
I printed many of the notes onto one page using my printer setting so I could make them smaller. Check out how the start of the year notes home look.
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Ms. Akin says
Thanks again for a great freebie! I am in the process of ordering books for my kiddos so this post is right on time!
Steph Barclay says
Love your blog and this is the perfect post! Always great to collaborate with kindie teachers!
What a sweet idea! Thank you so much for the adorable notes to go along with a book. I guess I had better order one! Thank you!
April Kreitzer Wolfe says
This is awesome!! Thanks so much! I will have to keep a look out for books.
These notes are sooooo cute! Thanks!
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Lisa R. says
This is such a wonderful idea!! I love it!! Definitely pinning this for my back to school board. Thanks for sharing another wonderful idea. I always look forward to your posts!
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Love the notes! I ordered right after the other post and have my books ready for welcome night, just need to add the note!
Ms. Akin says
FYI…Scholastic still has their last flyer open for ordering…Night Before Kindergarten is 95 cents. Sale ends July 5 I think. This was in the Firefly (PreK-K) flyer.
Shelley Brimacombe says
I am so excited about this activity. I just ordered my books!!! Thank you, Shelley
Rachael Hope says
I ordered my books! Such a great idea!
Fern Smith says
I think these are terrific!
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Thanks so much for sharing the notes. I ordered my books and now these notes will help me to get these ready early! (I hope!) I love your blog!
Charlene Roddy says
These are so cute! I love the "Night Before…" series by Natasha Wing! But I didn't know if you knew, in the download the note for "The Night Before First Grade" says "The Night Before Kindergarten" down with the author's name. Sorry if you already knew this and had fixed it! Thank you again for a great freebie!! 🙂
Mary Amoson says
THANKS for letting me know. I have updated it and fixed it. You can download the corrected version using the same link!
Jacki Rogers says
These are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing.
Andrea Moon says
Thanks for sharing your ideas!
Wow!! This is my First Time on your Blog!! I love it!!! Thanks for sharing these reading ideas for the beginning of school!! Awesome!!!
I love using these!! I just wanted to let you know that The Night Before Kindergarten says it's by Natalie Wing, but it should be Natasha. Someone one pointed it out to me today when I was prepping books for the new year. I just wanted to give you a heads up! Thank you for these!!