So...my P told me I will probably be teaching Kindergarten next year. I've taught second grade and first grade but I'm a little nervous about teaching K. Any good professional reads you could recommend for me to look at over the summer? In first grade class I've been following the Daily 5, and I use The First Six Weeks of School to start the year off, but any other suggestions would be welcome. Another concern, and maybe I should start another topic, but do you K teachers give homework? I don't really believe in giving homework to Kindergartners, and from my understanding the research doesn't support it. Even with my first graders, I did not give out much, just a math problem a night plus a few spelling words. However, the other K teacher at my school is a big fan of sending home a lot of worksheets. I don't plan to do that, but I'm afraid I will have to justify to parents and/or administration why I'm not assigning boatloads of work for 5 and 6 year olds...any advice would be welcome!