Wednesday, July 11, 2012

First Day Linky

I am joining Teaching Joys for her

 On our first day of school, we always read The Kissing Hand
and trace the students hand onto a piece of paper with The Kissing Hand poem found below. We have the students color in his or her hand print and place a heart in the middle of the hand.  

The Kissing Hand

It's my first day of Kindergarten
And I'm thinking of you.
I made these precious handprints
So you will think of me, too.

It's my first day of school
And "The Kissing Hand" is what we read.
It's about a raccoon
Who did just as his parents said.

Like the raccoon's first day at school
I was scared and a little shy.
But because of what you said
I was brave and I got by.

All through the year
I'll make more things for you.
So as I change and as I learn
You can witness my growth, too!

 One of my personal teacher favorites to read is
 There are lots of activities that you could do along with this story but since I teach Pre-K we just talk about the emotions that we feel and the emotions of the character in the story.

I also have had the intentions of making the cute picture frame seen on pinterest to take my students pictures with the first day!Well after working hard it is. I am so excited and love it!

Be sure to link up with your first day activities and help all of the new teachers brainstorm ideas!!


  1. I LOVE First Day Jitters and always read that book in the first week of school! I am so excited I found this linky party! First day of school activities are so fun! :)

    Reaching for the TOP!

  2. Oh my goodness! Thank you for being the first person to link up to my first linky! Leave me a comment with your email and I will send you my Spelling Pattern Fun from my TpT! You are awesome! Thanks again!

    Teaching Joys

  3. I love First Day Jitters!

    Your frame is adorable. =)

    I am happy to be a new follower to your adorable blog. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart

    1. Thank you! I love First Day Jitters too! The first time I read it I never saw that coming!

  4. i love your photo frame. i have intentions of making one too!!! hopefully, i get to it. ;)

  5. Hi Jessica - I love your blog...zebra print is one of my faves. I also love first day jitters. Such a great book! Glad I found your newest follower. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

    1. Thanks! I will be stopping by to check out your blog soon!