#64 Primary Alphabet Soup (grades 1 - 3)

Regular price $15.00

Soft-bound 80-page book structures your first week of school.
Here is a complete curriculum for your first week of school, adapted to the special needs of primary students. Each letter in the alphabet evaluates students skills, presents important behavior expectations, or gathers information you need to know. How will you evaluate student handwriting? Use "A" is for Alphabet. Do you need to teach lunchroom procedures? Try "E" is for Eating. What about home addresses and telephone numbers? Complete "H" is for Home and "U" is for U-Dial. Your first week of school makes a lasting impression. Primary Alphabet Soup helps you start right and stay on course - from A to Z. Note: check the "Master Teacher" tab on the left for a special offer on the Primary Master Teacher set.

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  • A is for ALPHABET: To determine if students can write A-B-C's in alphabetical order and form upper/lower case letters correctly.
  • B is for BOOKS: To determine the reading interests of your students. To teach your school's library expectations.
  • C is for CONFLICT: To learn how to solve conflicts peacefully.
  • D is for DREAMS: To encourage students to share their hopes and fears.
  • E is for EATING: To teach students about expected lunchroom behavior.
  • F is for FIRE DRILL: To teach your students safe fire drill procedures.
  • G is for GIVE ME FIVE: To teach your class signal.
  • G is for GOD: To ask God to bless the school year. To determine students' understandings of religious concepts.
  • H is for HOME: To celebrate where we live. To determine who knows their street address.
  • I is for I STAND HERE: To teach students their place in line.
  • J is for JUMPING JACKS: To teach about acceptable behavior on the playground.
  • K is for KID OF THE WEEK: To assign a special week to honor each student in your class.
  • L is for LISTENING: To emphasize the importance of listening to others.
  • M is for MUSIC: To determine musical preferences of your students and introduce your music specialist. To check your students' color knowledge.
  • N is for NAME: To evaluate if students can write their first and last names. To determine what each student wants to be called.
  • O is for OUTSTANDING DAY: To collect birthday information about each student. To explain how birthdays will be celebrated in your classroom.
  • P is for PEOPLE TO KNOW: To introduce your students to key staff people.
  • Q is for QUIET TIMES: To teach how you expect students to act during quiet times.
  • R is for REPORTING: To make better judgments about the kind of information to tell adults.
  • S is for SUMMER VACATION: To encourage students to share their summer experiences with each other.
  • T is for TRUTH: To stress the importance of telling the truth. To understand that mistakes are OK.
  • U is for U-DIAL: To determine if students know their home phone numbers.
  • V is for VOICES: To teach acceptable volume for voices in various school settings.
  • W is for WALKING: To teach a process for walking to specific places in a safe, orderly manner.
  • X is for XTRA SPECIAL: To build a sense of community and self-esteem among students. To encourage affirming behavior and discourage put-downs.
  • Y is for YEAR: To introduce your plans for the school year. To think about the seasons of the year.
  • Z is for ZERO, etc: To evaluate each student's ability to complete grade appropriate math problems successfully.
Every book needs a COVER: To color a front cover, then staple it to each students' completed Alphabet Soup book.