September 2012 - Mrs. Jones's Kindergarten

Kissing Hand Project

Ain't it grand?  There's nothing like a mother's love for her baby on their first day of kindergarten. We made these "Kissing Hand" projects for the kids to take home the first day.... and to make their mamas feel better about sending their babies off to the "big world." There's also nothing like getting into some paint on the first day of school! Thank goodness for my wonderful aide who has no fear! :)


There is also a note on the back of the paper that reads:
Dear Parents,
On the first day of kindergarten, we read the book
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.  
It is a story about a little raccoon named Chester
who was anxious about leaving home and going to school.  
So his mother decided to share a "family secret" with him-
the "kissing hand".  
She gave him a kiss on his paw and told him
to press the kiss to his cheek whenever
he missed her.
We know that you, too, may be anxious
about your new Kindergartener going to
school for the first time.  So your child has
made a "kissing hand" for YOU.  
(Feel free to use as needed.)
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