Monday, September 12, 2011

Miss Bindergarten

You just can't call yourself a kindergarten teacher if you don't read Miss Bindergarten to your students during the first week of school.


Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten is destined to be a kindergarten classic! We read this story to our classes this week and we'd like to encourage you to read it to your kids at home too. You're probably wondering why we'd ask you to read a story they've already heard. The reason we'd like to you read it again, is so your child can share their schema. Schema is all of the "stuff" you know about, have experienced, seen on tv, or read in books. It's everything you know about a topic, rolled up and stored in your brain until you need it again. Miss Bindergarten provides the perfect opportunity for kids to share their kindergarten experiences with you.

The pictures in this book really tell the story of what happens in a kindergarten classroom. Kids will be able to picture read with their parents and make connections to their own experiences. If you don't already own this book, I'd encourage you to find it at the public library. I promise, you and your kids will love it!
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