Kinder Club – See You Later, Alligator

Congratulations! You made it to our final post for Kinder Club. Mrs. K. and I really enjoyed spending the year sharing stories and activities to help prepare you for Kindergarten and beyond! For our last Kinder Club post, we thought we would revisit some of the activities we’ve shared together this year. Look at the images below. Can you provide the answers for each activity? If you don’t know an answer, ask for help. Remember…it is always okay to ask for help when learning or practicing new concepts and skills.

Can you name the shapes in the above image?
Oh no! The months of the year are all mixed up. Can you say them in the correct order?
How many letters do you recognize? Do you know which letters are upper case (capital) and which are lower case?
Oh no! It looks like the days of the week are mixed up too! Can you say them in the correct order?

We selected our favorite story about starting school to share with you for our last Kinder Club post! Click on the video below to listen to Mrs. K. read Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick. We dare you not to laugh! Do you know what letter the word buffalo starts with? Which is bigger – the buffalo or the backpack? Buffalo uses scissors in our story. Do you remember how to hold your scissors? What do we use scissors for? What did the buffalo hide behind while playing Hide-and-Go-Seek at recess? If you could take any animal to school with you, what would you take?

Thank you to Balzar + Bray – HarperCollins Publishers for allowing us to share this story with you today.

Mrs. K. had an All About Me poster in her final Kinder Club packet this week. If you did not pick up a packet, that’s okay – – you can still do the activity by printing the version found in the link under the image.

Mrs. K. and I really enjoyed spending the year sharing stories and activities to help prepare you for Kindergarten and beyond! Our favorite packet that we shared during Kinder Club was the fine motor skills bag. It was full of activities to strengthen the muscles in our fingers, hands and wrists. Mrs. K. and I practiced our pinching, gripping and cutting skills to create your bags. What was your favorite Kinder Club packet?

See you later, alligator!
See you soon, raccoon!
Gotta go, buffalo!
Bye – bye, butterfly!
Tootle-loo, kangaroo!
Have a safe and happy summer!
Mrs. K. and Ms. Jamie

Kindergarten Readiness Practice: In addition to the fun facts listed on your poster, it is also important to know your home address and at least one of your grown-up’s phone numbers. Practice writing and reciting that information this week. We’ve included some worksheets to help you practice. Click on the download button below each image to print.