With the first day of school right around the corner, I've been trying to get the first few weeks planned so I'll have one less thing to worry about when the frenzy begins. Of course, we all know that the earlier you plan the more time you have to change your mind 87 times, but hey, I like to live on the edge. I just finished my Kissing Hand Unit (phew!) so I have some good ideas ready to go. For those of you brave enough to whip out the paint on the first day - nuts, right? - here's a project you might like. The kids paint a handprint next to a Kissing Hand poem and stick a foam heart or sticker in the middle. Then they fold their paper into a booklet and color the cover and glue in on the front. It's a cute little keepsake for them to bring home on the first day. Let me know what you think!
Next, I have a request for some help from my awesome followers. I've been working on this unit for quite awhile and I've been looking at it for so long that I'm worried that I might be missing some typos or formatting issues. I would love to have a few more sets of eyes take a look at it for me before I post it on TPT. So, if 2 or 3 people would be willing to proofread it for me, I'll send you the whole 90 page unit for free. I'd really like to post it in the morning, so please only volunteer if you have a little time to look at it tonight and send me any edits or suggestions right away. (Don't be scared off by the 90 pages, most are games, picture cards and emergent readers that don't have much text.) It has some cute stuff that you could use to kick off your school year, so I think it will be time well spent and I would be really grateful! Just leave your email in your comment and I'll send it out to the first 2 or 3 people who can help. Thanks so much - you guys rock!