My daughter is so incredibly excited to be a kindergartner. We started her kindergarten year of homeschool on August 24th. For about 6 weeks leading up to the start of school we checked books about kindergarten out from our library and read them all many times. It certainly helped to keep her excitement up.
Some of the books we checked out and loved over that time period are:
If you Take a Mouse to School by Laura Joffe Numeroff
The 12 Days of Kindergarten by Jenna Lettice
Kindergarten is Cool! by Linda Elovitz Marshall
Ready Set Kindergarten! by Paula Ayer
On the First Day of Kindergarten by Tish Rabe
Planet Kindergarten by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
This is my Home, This is my School by Jonathan Bean
Charlie Goes to School by Ree Drummond
Super Saurus Saves Kindergarten by Deborah Underwood
Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten by Candice F Ransom
My daughter’s favorites of the bunch were The 12 Days of Kindergarten and On the First Day of Kindergarten. They are both songs like the 12 days of Christmas, but with words about school and all the fun things the children are doing there.
She and I both always enjoy This is my Home, This is my School. We love to talk about how he does school at home and how his kitchen is his cafeteria and his car is his school bus. She loves to read stories about kids that go to school in a public school setting, but she loves it even more when she can read about kids who go to school at home like she does.
My favorite book of the bunch was another book about kids that do school at home. It is called Charlie Goes to School. We hadn’t read this one before. It is new to our library. This is a very cute story about Charlie, a dog, that helps around the homestead with all of the chores like fixing a tire, shoeing a horse, and with school. He decides to start his own school to teach the animals on the homestead how to read and do math. It’s a very cute and fun story with great pictures.
These were all great reads for my new kindergartner. I’m hoping to add the two homeschool books to our home collection at some point.
Her biggest takeaway though from all of the books was that as a kindergartner it was very important she have a lunch box. I don’t want her to miss out on the things public school children do so her new lunch box is Paw Patrol and she likes to use it to eat lunch in the living room or at the park.
What books do you like to read at back to school time?