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kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsThe Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn, is one of my favorite back to school storiesInspired by this sweet tale of a little raccoon going off to school, with a kiss from his mom, I designed the “Where’s the Raccoon?” packet.

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsIt’s filled with games, activities, & an emergent reader, which will help students understand spatial directions: on, off, in, out, behind, between, beside, left, right, above, below, over & under.

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsWhy study these things? Being able to show shapes spatially, is part of the Common Core

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsChildren are innundated with oral spatial directions every day; they come across them in print and need to follow them to clean up, put things away and basically function in life.

The importance of learning these words is a given.

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsThus the packet also includes posters, pocket chart cards, a full-color teacher's copy of both student activities, which are in color as well as black & white,

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsThere's also an alphabetical list of familiar prepositions that your students will come across in popular story books and emergent readers; (21 of them are on the Dolch word lists) plus tips, tricks, mini word cards, a song, and several worksheets. 

Its raccoon theme, correlates nicely with The Kissing Hand. The activities can be done as a whole group or independent center activity, as well as used as an assessment tool.

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsThe 62-page Where's the Raccoon?  packet is just $3.95. 

Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to check it out.

This packet matches 3 other raccoon-themed, Kissing Hand-inspired packets, that I'm currently finishing up, and will post sometime this week: A Literacy Packet, an ABC-123 Packet, plus a Shape Packet.  

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsToday's featured FREEBIE is signage to make a "Book Hospital Basket"

When students are reading a book from your classroom library and discover that it needs some repair work to avoid further damage, have them fill out an Rx form of what's wrong with the book and how you can fix it.

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsThey tuck the note on the page that needs repair, so that the end sticks out and then drop the book in the "hospital" basket. 

These Rx notes are kept in an envelope that's taped to the basket. 

Checking the basket and making repairs can be a student or room helper job. There are two on a page for easy printing, so why not make one for a fellow teacher or your librarian, as a "Hope you have a great year!" surprise.

Click on the link to grab this easy organizational FREEBIE today. Book Hospital Basket.

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsThat's it for today.  Thanks for visiting.  It's been super muggy here, and even though it looks like rain, I don't see it in the forecast, so it's time to brave the humidity and water my flower garden.  Wishing you a carefree day. 

"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind.  But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions." - Chanakya

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