Alphabet Scavenger Hunt with Beginning Sounds - This Reading Mama
Reading with your Child...paper to send home at the beginning of the year
Reading Charts - Road Maps for Readers (how to get your child from beginning reading to fluently reading chapter books and beyond)
fun with food
This is an example of a pre-a guided reading lesson. I did this with my kindergarteners at the beginning of the year. It comes from the book, The Next Step In Guided Reading
How I've grown folder for Celebration of Learning - Include pictures, reading levels, and work samples from beginning and end of year.
Great example of beginning writing workshop. Also check out the reading "three ways to read a book" for D5--I like it.