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Kindergarten Teacher Survival Guide


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Let us help you get organised and have a successful year with this handbook written especially for Kindergarten (Foundation / Prep) teachers. This resource will help you with tips, hints, strategies and ideas.

The resource is a collaboration with the fabulous Lucy Jane Loves Learning.

We have written this guide to help answer all the questions you have or didn’t even know you had about being a Kindy teacher! It includes a range of helpful forms and checklists, as well as loads of tips we have learned teaching kindy ourselves over the years!

How to use this resource:

This resource is designed to provide you with a one-stop-shop to help you with all your questions and queries as a Kindergarten teacher. It includes a range of preparation and planning checklists, easy to understand information about the general running of an early years classroom and a place to store teaching inspiration and ideas. See the following page for printing guidelines.

This document comes in colour and B&W printing options.


What is included:

•Welcome to Kindergarten letter

•What to expect

•Advice from other educators

•To do list template

•Ideas brainstorm page

•List of our favourite websites

•Useful website template

Getting Organised

•Things to prepare in advance

•Worth the investment

Setting up your Classroom

•Classroom spaces list

•Classroom decoration checklist

•Classroom setup tips

•Classroom supply checklist

•Classroom planning page

Classroom Management

•Behaviour management

•Our favourite “Call and Response” list

•Routines checklist

•Kinder class job system

•Making Connections with students (NEW)

The First Day and Week

•What to do on the First Day

•Example first day plan

•What to do in the first week

Communicating with Parents

•Things to keep in mind

•Methods of communication

•Ideas for Parent helpers

•Parent helper letter (reading groups)

•Parent information session checklist

Teaching & Learning Ideas

•Reading group activities

•Our favourite Kinder read alouds

•Writing in Kinder

•Fast Finisher suggestions

•Kindergarten Homework guide

•Professional Development

•Assessment in Kindergarten

•LSO (Teacher Aide) support

•Other Misc tips

Printables (Read to Print activities)

•Includes 10 various literacy and numeracy print and go lessons

Inspiration and Notes

•Blank pages for note-taking

Distance / Remote Learning (NEW)

•Distance Learning for Kindergarten students

•Family Fun Table

•Setup considerations

•Literacy, Numeracy, digital and independent work suggestions

This package includes everything you need to get organised for the school year and loads of tips and printables to help you along the way.


We are passionate about helping teachers at Rainbow Sky Creations and Lucy Jane Loves Learning. We hope that this package helps you in your classroom this year!

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Additional information

Grade Level

Pre-primary, Kindy/Pre-Primary

Resource Types

Teacher Guide, Worksheets / Printables

Teacher Resources

New Teachers, Organisation, Pre-Service Teachers

Electronic download

File Type: PDF

Number of pages: 70+

File size: 54 MB

* Compressed Zip File

Copyright of this material is reserved in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968. This purchase is for single classroom/home use only. Additional reproduction of part or all of this resource is prohibited without the written authority of Rainbow Sky Creations. All content and clip art in these files have been created by Rainbow Sky Creations and therefore remain the property of Rainbow Sky Creations.


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