I found a new book for back to school... The Night Before Preschool by Natasha Wing! How exciting is this a book about all the feelings and emotions a child has the night before the first day of PRESCHOOL. It is on my lesson plans for the first day of school. I am beyond excited to share this book for Book Talk Tuesday!
It begins with a little boy named Billy reading a book in bed with his dad the night before preschool. There are rhyming words in the text too!
The kids dream all about preschool but the boy can't go to sleep. He is worried. What a great feeling to talk about! So many kids (and teachers) have worries about things that are new.
He goes to school and was "feeling shy" hiding behind his mom and he meet his teacher.
The kids sang songs and played dress up. Then Billy watches the other kids play, without joining in just like so many of our kids do the first week of school.
His teacher cheers him up and Billy makes a dinosaur picture. The kids have snack and go outside. Then comes nap...Billy can't sleep because he left his teddy at home. Oh no! His friend shares her bunny with him! That makes him feel better and he falls asleep with a smile on his face. After nap the kids play games. Moms and dads arrive and the school day was over. He walks out the door saying "I'll be back. Preschool is FUN!"
Don't be worry kindergarten teachers and 1st grade teachers there is a book for your grade too! I read this book at the end of the year to my pre-k friends to help ease the transition to kindergarten. This series also has books about the night before various holidays! My favorite holiday book is The Night Before Valentine's Day!
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