Thanks so much for joining me today! I’m thrilled to share a little about my KinderBookKlub! I will also be hosting a mentor text giveaway (10 texts) so be sure to enter to win that! I’ve had a few questions about the KinderBookKlub so I thought this post could help to answer those! First off, a lot of teachers want to know WHAT IS THE KINDERBOOKKLUB? Well, that question will be answered directly below and all through this post!
The next question wants to know if… KINDERBOOKLUB IS ALL NEW MATERIAL? That answer is Y-E-S! You can rest assure that you are getting all NEW material with the KinderBookKlub! All 10 books used in KinderBookKlub are exclusive to this program and are not found in my other curriculum programs (like KinderLiteracy).
The final question I get a lot is WHEN IN THE WORLD DO I HAVE TIME TO USE THIS AMAZING STUFF? Well, I guess it’s not a horrible problem to have but it can get stressful when have the itch to teach these amazing resources and you’re not sure where to squeeze them in! Let’s walk through a few scenarios! First up… you teach KinderLiteracy! If you teach KinderLiteracy, using KinderBookKlub will be completely seamless for you! The lessons and ‘flow’ is exactly the same! You will just need to find a place to plug in these themes! If you do not teach KinderLiteracy and are tied to a ‘big box’ curriculum then squeezing these in will be a little tricky but doable! A lot of times you won’t follow your big box curriculum pacing on short weeks or holiday weeks! These lessons would plug into those times perfectly! Another option for all would be to use these lessons as sub plans! They are completely scripted and everything is there (math, science, centers, etc).
What is the Monthly KinderBookKlub?
Thanks so much for showing interest in my monthly KinderBookKlub! The KinderBookKlub is designed with kindergarten teachers in mind. The KinderBookKlub offers a week of engaging and hands-on material. However, the material can easily be expanded over a longer academic period. The idea of the monthly KinderBookKlub is for one week of the month you can completely transform your teaching with FUN and engaging, yet still rigorous, lessons. The KinderBookKlub is completely comprehensive, so the only thing you’ll need to add in is the mentor text! Here is a quick breakdown of what you get:
What is included in each month of KinderBookKlub?
Detailed close read lesson plans
Essential question focus wall poster
“I can” statement focus wall poster
Vocabulary cards (3 sizes)
Poem (Retell card, blackline and retell strips)
Emergent poem reader
Skill posters (comprehension and story elements)
Retell cards (3 sizes included)
Assessment and data tracker
Engaging science lesson
Hands-on math lesson
Leveled guided readers (fiction and non-fiction) and lesson plans
Five literacy centers
Five math centers
What makes the Monthly KinderBookKlub so unique?
You will quickly notice a similarity between KinderBookKlub and my other engaging packets like KinderLiteracy and Thematic Hands-On Centers! That similarity is part of the design! The idea is that you can easily slip in your once-a- month KinderBookKlub lessons, and the kiddos will not skip a beat in their learning. This similarity in design is also great because you will not have to reteach the procedures or concepts since it will already be familiar to the students. What are you waiting for? Join in the only ‘kool klub’ for kindergarten teachers…the monthly KinderBookKlub!
Below is an overview video for KinderBookKlub!
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This is a visual that I share in the video! It allows you to really “see” what all is included for EACH BOOK! Remember if you snag the KinderBookKlub bundle you get all of this times TEN!
For storage, I use these Sterilite containers! You might be able to purchase them elsewhere or something similar as well! The storage labels are included within the units!
The vocabulary component to KinderBookKlub is one of my favorite parts! Any opportunity we can get to teach RICH vocabulary is a must!
I also include essential question cards + “I can” statement cards!
Above I mentioned that the week also included a hands-on math lesson! Of course we don’t always have time for “cutesy” math lessons when we are following scope and sequences, BUT we can always squeeze in one a month 🙂 This math lesson ties right back into the book as well!
A big, big part of KinderBookKlub is included guided reading books that YES tie right back into the theme!
There are 4 fiction (Levels A-D) and 4 nonfiction (Levels A-D) books for each week! Below is a look at the scripted lesson plans!
The final teacher’s manual I created when prepping my KinderBookKlub units was for centers!
Let’s take a look at September’s book– Duck and Goose! Note that you can use the book anytime throughout the year where it best fits your needs! Below is a detailed hands-on overview of the book!
That visual components sheet to “see” what is included!
Duck and Goose readers + word cards!
Let’s take a look at October’s book– Room on the Broom! Below is a detailed hands-on overview of the book!
Each unit also comes with a parent home connection “newsletter”.
Each unit also includes an assessment and assessment tracker!
A look at Duck and Goose’s retell cards—ADORABLE right?
Room on the Broom poem and poem retell pieces!
Vocabulary, vocabulary, vocabulary! Each book has a variety of vocabulary cards included so that you can decide what works best for you!
Story element posters!
A closer look at the components included for Room on the Broom’s math lesson!
Room on the Broom readers + word cards!
Room on the Broom also has 5 literacy centers and 5 math centers! The centers include “I can” cards and recording sheets!
The following books will be included in the KinderBookKlub growing bundle! The books are added into the bundle on or before the 1st of each month!
Thank you so much for joining me! Have a great week!