This packet is labeled first grade, but all of the activities can easily be altered and used in Kinder! Pages 5-9 feature a Jitter Juice poem and series of activities which pair amazingly well with the read aloud included in this collection! The Jitter Juice activity is one of my all time favorites for calming nervous kiddos in the first week of school.
Not only is saying goodbye hard for children, but it can be extremely difficult for parents as well! This is a short and sweet resource that you can share with parents. It offers 5 strategies that they can use before the school day even begins.
Read aloud are a wonderful way to discuss first week fears. I absolutely love every book on this list, and I'm a tough critic :) Each of these books can be incorporated into the first few weeks of school to address first week jitters and goodbyes! My personal favorite is First Day Jitters, by Julie Danneberg.
Keep this book on an easy to reach shelf, because it will be a go to during the first month of school! I recommend reading it cover to cover over the summer, and then referencing it as needed throughout the year. Nancy Balaban educates teachers on separation anxiety and the need for parents and teachers to work as a team.