Aug 27 2007

School begins today with Kindergarten Countdown

Published by at 9:12 am under Books,Recipes,School,School Lunch

New here? Then you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!

kindergarten countdown Lucie begins her first day of pre-K this afternoon, and is so excited to start! A wonderful book from Random House that captures this feeling is Kindergarten Countdown by Anna Jane Hays and illustrated by Lind Davick.

A little girl named Lucy counts off the days by naming what she’ll do in kindergarten, what she’ll wear, and what she’ll learn. The countdown is a great way to prepare kids for that exciting first day of school (if you have a preschooler or in my case a pre-K’er, then substitute the right grade when you’re reading it out loud).

Not only was I thrilled that the main character had the same name (though spelled differently) as my daughter, the book captured the excitement and all the things she had to look forward to – making friends, playing games, practicing writing, using your manners, and so on.

This would be a really fun book to use as a countdown to the days leading up to school. You could read Kindergarten Countdown and combine it with a calendar. Assign an activity like “buy school supplies” or “pick out school clothes” to the days before school starts. You could also make time to come up with snack and lunch box menus. Each time you do a countdown to school activity, you could discuss all the exciting things they will be doing, and answer any questions your son or daughter may have.

If your child is apprehensive about his or her first day, having a Kindergarten Countdown activity would be a good way to help them through their fears. You may even want to combine the calendar with a “dry run” by getting up early, getting dressed, getting their backpack ready, and pretending to wait for the school bus, or walking or driving to school. Many schools have open houses before the first official day, and that’s a great opportunity for your child to walk around the school, meet the teachers, and find out where the bathrooms are.

More Bento School Lunch Ideas
laptop lunch user's guide Are you tired of bento box lunches yet? I hope not because they’re so fun to look at even if you’d never take time to make them. Check out Laptop Lunches, a website featuring American-style bento boxes designed to help book, The Laptop Lunch User’s Guide: Fresh Ideas for Making Wholesome, Earth-friendly Lunches Your Kids Will Love. (A good pairing with this book is Ann Cooper’s Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children.)

Another site to check out is the Lunch in a Box blog. Blogger “Biggie” makes bento boxes for her preschooler, “Bug.” Read her Need for speed: A mommy’s lunch manifesto. I’m very inspired by this wonderful blog, though I’m not sure how much bento box creativity I can get out of PB&J and pudding – the only two things my son Nathan wants to eat for lunch these days.

(And thanks to The Common Room: Recipe Carnival – LUNCH for the bento links and other great lunch ideas.)


Like what you see? Subscribe to My Readable Feast for updates!

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “School begins today with Kindergarten Countdown”

  1. stephon 27 Aug 2007 at 6:56 pm

    Why are there so few Pre-K books on the market? Pre-K is becoming a huge part of the educational system, you would think that the publishing houses would start creating some “Welcome to Pre-K” books! (sorry, pre-k teacher rant here!)

  2. aracelion 18 Feb 2009 at 3:51 pm

    this was a delightfull book and i wish to show it to some other children it was nice a calm and

  3. aracelion 18 Feb 2009 at 3:52 pm

    okay parden me for the lol i meant laugh out loud..

  • Partner links

  • purchase generic metformin online buy metformin where buy cheapest metformin and metformin buy cheapest arimidex and arimidex no rx cod premarin buy generic arimidex purchase online arimidex without rx purchase arimidex online without script online pharmacies no prescription finasteride buy arimidex online without rx buy cheap generic prednisone online canada pharmacy no prescription where to purchase generic premarin online without a prescription prescription finasteride online buy next day metformin purchase cheap premarin cheap seroquel uk prezzo premarin cheapest finasteride available online generic finasteride online canadian synthroid diet pills without a prescription where can i purchase synthroid online purchase online prescription arimidex seroquel espana cheap lisinopril usa buy orlistat oral orlistat 120 mg for sale usa buy rx arimidex without uk buy arimidex buy discount arimidex on line order generic orlistat online no prescription finasteride ordering without dr fedex finasteride overnight without a rx online pharmacy premarin quetiapine 300 mg where can i purchase arimidex no rx buy seroquel no rx is it legal to buy orlistat online buy lisinopril money buy synthroid c.o.d. buy discount premarin on line premarin no prescription overnight orlistat order overnight prednisone with no rx canada requip is it legal to buy orlistat online buy premarin online now buy generic finpecia uk metformin no prescription overnight order finasteride without rx needed requip espana buy arimidex with visa seroquel canada arimidex purchase cheap synthroid without rx order arimidex online next day delivery purchase rx premarin without prednisone purchase canada premarin without prescription shipped overnight express buy prescription finasteride online where to buy orlistat no prescription order cheap overnight finasteride cheap synthroid without a prescription purchase arimidex on line no rx prednisone in usa order buy requip online lisinopril suppliers free premarin purchase arimidex on line no rx uk order seroquel buy premarin on line without a rx premarin buy fedex finpecia generic vs propecia where can i purchase finasteride no rx seroquel for sale buy finpecia proscar/propecia overnight delivery of finasteride how to buy synthroid online without a prescription premarin overnight without rx buy premarin c o d requip apotheke cheap finasteride no script where can i purchase premarin no rx buy synthroid online without rx buy seroquel cod buy premarin with a mastercard
    Copy Protected by Tech Tips's CopyProtect Wordpress Blogs.