In honor of my placement for the 2012-2013 school year in a kindergarten classroom, I've decided to read some kindergarten books! I'm so excited to start working with my cooperating teacher and her kindergarten class!
Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis
Dexter is so excited to start his new year of school in kindergarten because his sister, Jessie, can tell him all about it. He is not scared at all! But his little stuffed dog Rufus is terrified. What if Dexter gets lost? What if his teacher is mean?
With Rufus, Dexter is able to express all his fears about going to kindergarten without anyone knowing he's the one who's scared!
When Dexter gets to school on his first day, Rufus is still a little scared. But Dexter has a great day! He reads books, builds towers, goes to the library, he played with Play-Doh, and writes letters. Dexter is having so much fun that he forgets where he left Rufus! (And Rufus was always afraid of getting lost..) Luckily Dexter finds Rufus sitting on top of the huge tower he built. Dexter goes home from school saying, "Kindergarten ROCKS!"
The artwork in this book was created by the author, Katie Davis, but it is attributed to her children. All of the artwork looks like crayon to me, but I'm not positive. I think the artwork looks appropriate for the age level of the children who will be reading it. Some of the pages are full spread pictures, but many of them are framed.
I really enjoyed reading this book and I think children who are about to go into kindergarten would enjoy it too. It would help relieve their stress about starting school without having to say that they themselves are scared.