We have one more week left before we head back to school and we are gearing up for the start of the year. My youngest will be entering Pre-k and we have decided to home school him because he is my last little guy at home and they grow so fast. I have years to send him off to school and I want to take this opportunity to be with him while I am able to. So, I have been searching websites, books, magazines, school stores, and more for all the info I need to create a successful school year for him. To get him ready for his year, I have found this list of books that are perfect for him to start his year in Pre-k. All these books are in our home library and we can’t wait to read each one during our first week back to school.
1. Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney – It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama makes sure he’s ready. They meet the teachers. See the other children. Look at all the books and games. But then it’s time for Mama to leave. And suddenly Llama Llama isn’t so excited anymore. Will Mama Llama come back?
2. Time For School Mouse by Laura Numeroff – Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he hunts for his homework in a comic getting-ready-for-school adventure.
3. Spot Goes To School by Eric Hill – It’s Spot’s first day of school, and he’s a little nervous and shy. But Mrs. Bear and Spot’s fellow classmates, Tom Alligator, Helen Hippo and Steve Monkey, make Spot feel more comfortable. Suddenly school is fun!
4. Charlie Goes To School by Ree Drummond – Charlie the Ranch Dog may be top dog, but he’s ready to share his skills—and his responsibilities. Charlie wants to start his own school for the ranch animals. If Suzie, Kitty, and Walter can learn how to lend a paw, he can focus on other important things, like napping!
5. Splat The Cat: Back To School Splat by Rob Scotton – How can there be homework when it’s only the first day of school? Splat must pick only one of all of his fun summer adventures to share with his classmates at show-and-tell. But in the end, Splat may find that the best part of his summer wasn’t an adventure at all.