Saturday, September 4, 2010

Favorite "Welcome to Kindergarten" Books

Over the last two weeks, I have read SharkMan a number of "Welcome to Kindergarten" books. 

My favorite was Panda Kindergarten.  This book is a nonfiction account of young pandas who attend a Kindergarten class at the zoo.  This book naturally lends itself to comparing and contrasting our Kindergarten with the Panda Kindergarten.  The pictures are excellent and inviting for children and adults. 

Panda Kindergarten

SharkMan enjoyed Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten.  This book talks about the first one hundred days of Kindergarten, ending with the children bringing to class the typical one hundred items.  SharkMan laughed and laughed when Henry brought his grandmother who was 100 years old.  This will be a book we reread on the 100th day of school.
Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten

We alse enjoyed Kindergarten Kids - Rhymes, Rebuses, Wiggles, Gillgles and More.   This book has fun rhymes where children have to guess the classroom item being described.  It also included fun poems.  There were a few Halloween poems we skipped.

I looked for homeschooling books about Kindergarten and unfortunately didn't find any.  I wanted SharkMan to realize that Kindergarten didn't just happen in a classroom.  We did read My Mommy, My Teacher.  I liked it because it showed a family homeschooling, however, this family lives on a farm and their homeschooling did not quite look like ours, but again a great ability to compare and contrast our school with their school.
My Mommy, My Teacher

Our chapter book these first two weeks has been Ramona the Pest.  SharkMan has enjoyed Ramona's first days of Kindergarten. 

So here is our list of  Welcome to Kindergarten books.