All Are Welcome is a must have for all classrooms and makes the perfect back to school read aloud and SEL tool. It’s powerful for talking about and setting up an inclusive, welcoming classroom that celebrates and what makes each student unique! These support activities pair with the text to help make connections and really dig into the story with your kindergarten or first grade students.
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Susanne Kaufman
All Are Welcome follows a (diverse) group of kiddos on what feels like their first day of school. From the jitters to the best day ever, the simple text and detailed illustrations show readers a welcoming classroom where differences are celebrated! If you need to purchase a copy for your classroom library or home, you can here. *amazon aff link*
After Reading Activities
This All Are Welcome support resource works great for a kindergarten or first grade classroom! It has a couple of interactive chart activities, a craft, some decor and many different printables to help get to know students, welcome them to the classroom and talk about how to make others welcome. It can easily be spread of a couple of days during your back to school week or SEL lesson.
Welcome to Our Class | “About Me”
Chart and Chat: Use the visual cards in a pocket dice, pre-arrange them on chart paper, or let volunteers pick a card from a sensory bucket.A great back to school activity that promotes speaking and listening!
In All Are Welcome, readers learn a lot about the kiddos using the illustrations. This “about me” style craft ties back to the story and interactive chart activity (above). A perfect back to school display!
Chart and Chat: This activity focuses on using the illustrations to figure out what made the students feel welcome at school. The visual chart cards are great for facilitating a discussion, connecting and letting kiddos share how they can make others feel welcome and included.
A Welcome Banner! I love good homemade decor items for my classroom that everyone takes part in making. This All Are Welcome flag banner has lots of options that your little learners can pick from and color. String it up inside or outside the classroom to share the message.
+ Many other Primary Friendly Printables!