The Kissing Hand is one of my favorite books for the first week of school. This is a very good story for the kids who are not used to school routines yet. With this story, students will see that it is okay to have different emotions about the first day of school. We love it when the raccoon places his hand on his cheek to feel his mother’s presence and love. After the story, we talk about how WE feel on the first day of school. We also practice kissing the palms of our hands like the little raccoon in the story. Here is a student book that you can use after reading the story of the Kissing Hand.
The Kissing Hand and Editable Newsletters
I also have this poem that you might like:)
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