A great way to get kids to learn their own names and names of their classmates. Practice letter recognition as well as counting. Incorporate into your morning morning or circle time routine. Read more at: http://aspoonfuloflearning.blogspot.com/2013/08/first-week-of-school.html
Easy.. Create each child's name on computer, put inside a sheet protector....when making their name-----make first letter green..green means go.. Last letter red.. Red means stop. Provide lots of capital and lowercase letters to manipulate. Write your own name or a friends name
Morning Routine/Sing-A-Longs: In Kindergarten especially, morning routines that include sing-a-longs are extremely important to get brains woke up and ready to learn! This was an activity that I created in my practicum K class that the kids loved! Everyday we had a "Word of the day" that the helper picked from our magic bag. We filled in the blanks of the song with this word, and sang through our new tune twice together, and the students even sang once alone!
Cute idea for measurement common core- do a few times a year. Read Big Dog, Little dog, and then measure each child to see how tall they are. Make a chart for display, and leave out the measuring tape for a few days!