First day of kindergarten quotes

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“The first day of kindergarten when the little boy in a blue polo shirt had sat next to me and told me hed be my friend when I couldnt stop crying after my dad had dropped me off. The boy whod brought me a tray of brownies, a stack of movies, and sat with me on the couch all week after I broke my leg in fifth grade. The boy whod blushed whenever I talked to him or looked his way when we became teenagers. The same boy who made it his business to make sure all the other boys treated me right.”
— Nicole Williams —

“Instead I sounded like a little girl on her first day of kindergarten. My name is Bee, and I like coloring and horsies.”

— Kate Avery Ellison

“Jeremy and Karl and Elizabeth have known each other since the first day of kindergarten. Amy and Talis are a year younger … Now the five are inseparable; invincible. They imagine that life will always be like this
like a television show in eternal syndication
that they will always have each other. They use the same vocabulary. They borrow each other’s books and music. They share lunches, and they never say anything when Jeremy comes over and takes a shower. They all know Jeremy’s father is eccentric. He’s supposed to be eccentric. He’s a novelist.”

— Kelly Link

“My first job was baby-sitting. I had a great time because I love kids. Sometimes, when I’m having a bad day, I’m like: “Oh, you know what? I’m going to chuck it in and become a kindergarten teacher!””

— Anne Hathaway

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Samuel Jackson Pulp Fiction Quotes

“The line from Pulp Fiction—the one Samuel L. Jackson shouts at John Travolta as theyre trying to wash blood off their hands—pops into” — Elle Lothlorien

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“He loved him enough to want to die for hurting him, loved him enough to kill himself slowly for fear of losing him,” — Santino Hassell

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“Judging from the spiderwebs clinging to it, the emergency stairway was hardly ever used. To each web clung a small black spider, patiently” — Haruki Murakami

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“You didnt inoculate yourself yesterday,” I say to Peter. “No, I didnt,” Peter says. “Why not?” “Why should I tell you?” I run” — Veronica Roth

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“I looked out to see a forbidding place with granite walls and towering gates, implacable barriers to be reckoned with, the words strung” — Carole Gill

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“Nature permits us respite only when we are free from the desires of the flesh. It is a truth that sustains us and” — Seneca

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“He sang it like that, which is much the best way of singing it, and when he had finished, he” — A.A. Milne

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“How can you still love me after everything Ive done to you?” “How can I not? Youre the fucking love of my life.” — Cassia Leo

Quotes About The Power Of Teachers

“Neither, I must say with all due respect, is it the power of teachers and students. Basically the true and real power is” — Harry Bridges

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“I have tried to write stories that go into the underworld of myth and bring out life and fire — where the old” — Catherynne M. Valente

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“The school discussed friendship often. It is, they learned, one of the things man can least afford to lack; necessary to the good” — Mary Renault

Blue Bloods Quotes

“Leaving off her rock kicking, Daisy regarded Lillian with a frown. “Ive been wondering … why are we so determined to marry into” — Lisa Kleypas

Funny Overwhelming Quotes

“Writing about something specific, in my mind, was overwhelming, so I wrote about art because I love art and I know I can” — Walter Martin

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“As she made coffee in the kitchen and tried to spoon the frozen ice-cream from its carton without snapping the shaft off the” — Sebastian Faulks

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“It is a healthy approach not to expect persons to turn out precisely how you would have wished.”

Criss Jami Healology

“I’m not concerned about your comfort zone or readiness for change. I’m concerned about the kids who just entered Kindergarten.”

Ian Jukes

“On my first day of kindergarten:

“You thought it was hard? If kindergarten is busting your ass, I got some bad news for you about the rest of life.”

halpern, justin

“In kindergarten we all stand before a choice – Do we accept the accepted to be accepted or do we stay logical and keep thinking?”


“This framing accents the importance of building a tidier system, one that incorporates the array of existing child care centers, then pushes to make their classrooms more uniform, with a socialization agenda “aligned” with the curricular content that first or second graders are expected to know. Like the common school movement, uniform indicators of quality, centralized regulation, more highly credientialed teachers are to ensure that instruction–rather than creating engaging activities for children to explore–will be delivered in more uniform ways. And the state signals to parents that this is now the appropriate way to raise one’s three- or four-year-old. Modern child rearing is equated with systems building in the eyes of universal pre-kindergarten advocates–and parents hear this discourse through upbeat articles in daily newspapers, public service annoucement, and from school authorities.”

Bruce Fuller Standardized Childhood: The Political and Cultural Struggle over Early Education

“Kein Kindergarten, keine Schule, kein Krankenhaus, kein Altenheim in Trägerschaft der christlichen Kirchen und ihrer Wohlfahrtsverbände wird zum Hauptteil aus der Kirchensteuer finanziert. Stattdessen zahlt die Allgemeinheit und damit auch all diejenigen, die nicht Mitglied einer Kirche sind.”

Eva Müller Gott hat hohe Nebenkosten: Wer wirklich für die Kirchen zahlt

“Lila walked by with her nose in the air. In a straight line behind her, six obedient kindergartners waddled like baby geese, singing in unison, ‘Row, row, row your yacht…”

Francine Pascal The Boyfriend War

“The notion of children being “kindergarten ready” is a bizarre oxymoron. It’s like saying you have to know how to play the piano before you can learn how to play the piano.”

Peter Campbell

“We need to reframe our way of thinking. We shouldn’t be thinking will Johnny be ready for Kindergarten. Instead we should be asking will his new school be ready for him?”

Jill Telford

first day of kindergarten quotes

Ahhh… the first day of kindergarten!  It’s such an exciting day!  An exhausting day!  But what do you plan for that day?  So many things you are excited to do with your students, but you have to remember it’s the first day and keep it all in perspective!

Remember, your new kindergarten  students:

– may have never been in a school setting before

– may have never been away from their parents before

– may not know how to use a pencil, scissors, and glue (a good portion won’t)

– may have never been asked to sit in a seat and do an activity before

For me, I actually plan my first day very loosely and I focus most of my day on learning to walk in a line, go to recess and lunch, and how to go home.  If those 3 things don’t happen smoothly that day, you will have a issues.  So about 5 years ago, I ditched my formal lesson plans on the first day and decided to just focus on learning the procedures to get through the day.

first day of kindergarten quotes

The first day of kindergarten looks a little like this:

8:00 – 8:30  Activity at tables while I welcome students, show them their seats, make a new name tag or two for new students, and help parents separate.

8:30 – 9:00  Carpet or circle time.  Introduction of myself and our classroom.  Talk about how to sit on carpet and how to raise hand if you have a question or need help.

9:00-9:15 Practice going in a line.  We walk around the room in a line.  We practice going from our seats to our line.  Oh, we also talk about the bathroom here too.    I do this now because the moment you say bathroom, they will all have to!

9:15-9:45 Talk about playground rules.  We go outside and I literally go down the slide.  I let them play for a few minutes and then we practice lining up 3-4 times so that way when the REAL recess happens they know what to do.

9:45 – 10:00  We will go inside and do a quick story and then talk about lunch.  I will show an actual tray and a milk carton and go over what is going to happen at lunch.  We will go practice  or just tour the lunchroom.

10:00 – 10:30  We will do an exploring manipulatives activity.  This gives me time to make sure everyone has their lunches and lunch cards ready.  Kids really want to play and explore what looks like toys to them in the class so I feel like it’s important to have some of this time carved out.

10:30 – 11:15 Lunch. Even though we have practiced, it will still take most of your lunch to get them all settled.

11:15 – 11:30  We will do some sort of unwinding activity.  A coloring page at their seats is great during this time.

11:30 – 12:00  Math manipulative rotations at their seats.  Talk about math manipulatives and let the kids explore the different options you have.  Rotate the manipulatives not the students.

12:00 – 12:15  Pack up.  We do this in the middle of the day because I don’t like a crazy rush out the door on the first day!  I explain to the kids we are not going home but this is how you pack up and what you do.  (I actually even start during those math rotations, showing the kids a couple at a time what to do.)

12:15 – 12:45  Talk about dismissal.  Review and practice going to the actual places!

12:45 – 1:15  Write in our journals.  I like to get a good writing sample on the first day with no instruction.  These are fun to keep so you can see the growth!  They are also fun for their end of year memory books!

1:15 – 2:00  Specials (my prep).   During this time you will want to really look at dismissal again and make sure you are ready!  This time, of course, is just thrown in so you will just adjust it to wherever your specials time is if you have it.

2:00-2:30  Thoughts and feelings about school.  Reminders about dismissal and a story.

There you have it, my day in nutshell.  No formal lessons and no big projects or activities.

first day of kindergarten quotes

On day 2 we start our School Rules Interactive Book!  This is a great book that page by page goes over small things like following directions, lining up, not picking your nose, going down the slide, and TONS more!  Each page has an interactive activity to reinforce the concept!  Kids really love it!

Be sure to check out 7 more tips for a smooth day 1st day of Kindergarten!

first day of kindergarten quotes

What do you teach on the first day of kindergarten?

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Jennifer is the author and founder of Simply Kinder. She has over 15 years teaching experience with most of those being in kindergarten. She believes Kindergarten can be academic and fun!

first day of kindergarten quotes

The first day of school is almost here, and it is very important to have everything ready to go (ESPECIALLY IN KINDERGARTEN) so that your day goes smoothly. For some reason, I always seem to over plan my first day and NEVER get to everything that I had anticipated. Here are a few first day of school activity ideas that I incorporate into my classroom. Enjoy!

first day of kindergarten quotes

first day of kindergarten quotes

first day of kindergarten quotes

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You might also like my “Back to School Basics” for the first few weeks of Kindergarten. Thanks for checking it out



first day of kindergarten quotes

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