The Kindergarten Readiness Kit includes:
- The math activities portion of this kit includes the following items: a comprehensive and easy to understand lesson plan with four different lessons and (12 pages) complete with illustrations and words to say during your lesson or presentation of the material to your child or student, hand-made burned wooden numerals 0-20 or two sets of multi-color wooden numerals 0-9, 12 ten bars, 2 sets of short bead bars (1-9), 2 addition signs, 1 equals sign, a counter, "Even Steven, Odd Todd" storybook to start with, and 10 follow up worksheets that complement the various lessons (master copy, you are welcome to copy for your use, 1 is a dry-erase activity). The lessons included in the lesson plan are "Short bead bars and concept of 'Zero', "Adding short bead bars to make the numerals 11-20," "Adding random combinations to make 2-20," and "Odd and Even".
- The alphabet sounds and objects portion of this kit includes the following items: a comprehensive and easy to understand illustrated lesson plan (4 pages) with words to say during your lesson or presentation of the material to your child or student, 26 lower case (wood burned or 3D tactile) alphabet letters; “Eating the Alphabet” storybook, a dry erase marker, and 18 language follow up worksheets that complement the various lessons (master copy, you are welcome to copy for your use, 6 are dry-erase activities). Sounds are sorted into 6 bags and lessons to match beginning sounds of objects to letters.:
Book Options: Make sure to pick the book sets that you want in the drop-down menu.
"The Crayons’ Book of Numbers," by Drew Daywalt and "Dr. Suess's ABC's," by Dr. Suess
Option 2: "Stickers Early Learning Numbers" and "Sticker Activity ABC book with coloring pages," both by Priddy Books
- Option 3: "Eating the Alphabet, Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z, " by Lois Ehlert and "Even Steven, Odd Todd," by Kathryn Cristald.
* Choose wood burned numbers or multicolor numbers in the drop-down menu.
The lessons and follow up activity worksheets come in a folder for easy storage. The materials come in fabric bags and a labeled box that is easy to store on a work shelf for your child or student. At an additional price, you can purchase a flash drive with a copy of the lesson plan and follow up worksheets. I am available via email at email@example.com for any questions. Please read the lesson plan when it arrives before presenting materials to your child/student so you are prepared.
This educational kit was made with love by a certified Montessori teacher of 18 years. I am certified in Early Childhood Education (preschool and Kindergarten), Elementary Education I (grades 1st to 3rd), and Elementary Education II (grades 4th to 6th). I have worked as a lead teacher in all the above grades, Montessori teacher trainer, dance director, and Parent Education director. I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I enjoyed making it. I created the ABC Crate LLC so that I could share the joys of Montessori lessons and philosophies with all who seek wonderful lessons for their little ones. I have many more kits to come ranging from preschool to middle school. Feel free to drop a note about which lessons you would like sooner. ABC Crates are great for Home School programs, parents seeking support material for the home, and for teachers to use in their classroom.