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Right-sized for K-Readiness

With Get Set for School, getting students on track for kindergarten readiness is simple. This complete, research-based Pre-K program provides a hands-on curriculum that engages young minds through purposeful play, active engagement, and custom manipulatives.

Right-sized for K-Readiness

With Get Set for School, getting students on track for kindergarten readiness is simple. This complete, research-based Pre-K program provides a hands-on curriculum that engages young minds through purposeful play, active engagement, and custom manipulatives.

With Get Set for School, getting students on track for kindergarten readiness is simple. This complete, research-based Pre-K program provides a hands-on curriculum that engages young minds through purposeful play, active engagement, and custom manipulatives.With Get Set for School, getting students on track for kindergarten readiness is simple. This complete, research-based Pre-K program provides a hands-on curriculum that engages young minds through purposeful play, active engagement, and custom manipulatives.

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    Get Set for School Program Sampler

    Welcome to Get Set for School! Our Pre-K curriculum was created for you and your Pre-K children. The curriculum suits a wide range of children and adapts to their changing needs as they grow. It acknowledges what all great educators know and what research supports: that learning needs to be joyful, child friendly, and active. We believe in meeting children where they are and giving them the experiences that will enable them to blossom.

    Program Sampler

    Get Set for School Components

    Get Set for School is a complete, research-proven, and expert-backed Pre-K program. With multimodality instruction and a unique approach to early learning, Get Set for school follows a developmental progression with scaffolded lessons, uses a friendly voice, and excites learners with skill-building lessons and activities.

      Instructional Purpose

      Through purposeful play, active engagement, and high-quality, specially-designed materials, Get Set for School intentionally prepares students for kindergarten and develops the foundation skills they need for overall academic success.

      Pre-K Teacher's Guides

      Get Set for School Pre-K Teacher’s Guide, Vol. 1

      Introduction to the Curriculum

      Get Set for School Pre-K Teacher’s Guide, Vol. 2

      Multisensory Lessons with Hands-On Learning

      Activity Books

      My Book Activity Book

      Dive deeper into our comprehensive teaching strategies to implement a scaffolded approach to instruction while building independence and comprehension in young learners.

      My First Book Set

      Teach children pre-writing and capitals with My First School Book and then naturally progress into teaching them lowercase letters with My First Lowercase Book in this two-book set.

      I Know My Numbers

      Children develop skills with finger plays, songs, and rhymes.

      The Pre-K Interactive Teaching Tool

      PreKITT: The Pre-K Interactive Teaching Tool is a new digital teaching platform that brings the Get Set for School lessons to life with engaging, developmentally appropriate technology.

      Here's what you'll experience in your trial:
      • Customize lessons and pacing to match students’ needs

      • Simply demonstrate letter and number formations with touch sensitive formation

      • Have letter formations leap off the page with engaging animations and videos

      • Get students moving and grooving with music and videos

      • Support instruction with cross-curricular lesson extensions

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      Magnetic Lowercase & Blackboard Set

      Engage children with fun, hands-on literacy and pre-writing activities with the Magnetic Lowercase & Blackboard Set. Use it to help children learn letter size and placement, while boosting alphabet knowledge and phonemic awareness.

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      Build Mat Man® Kit

      Our Build Mat Man Kit includes all the materials you need to introduce Mat Man to your students and become fans of this hero! Kit includes: Wood Pieces Sets for Capital Letters, Mat for Wood Pieces, Get Set for School: Sing Along CD, Mat Man Book Set with Mat Man poster, and Mat Man Hands.

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      Mat Man® Book Set

      Bring all Mat Man's adventures to your classroom or resource library. This four-book set comes with a Mat Man poster to help you teach children how to bring Mat Man to life.

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      Stamp and See Screen®

      The Stamp and See Screen uses magnetic stamps and chalk to teach children to build their capitals, step by step. Tracing the letter with magnetic chalk provides children with a first taste of writing the letter with strokes.

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      Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters

      These wood shapes are designed to aid in teaching the foundations of pre-writing. Children learn capital formations as they imitate the teacher piece by piece. Use the set for teaching size, shape, position words, and concepts, too.

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      Mat for Wood Pieces

      Children look to the familiar smiley face in the corner of the blue fabric mat when they start forming letters, reinforcing good habits. This mat helps children organize their letter and number shapes, and aids in top-to-bottom and left-to-right orientation.

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      Capital Letter Cards for Wood Pieces - Laminated

      These Letter Cards show a capital made with Wood Pieces, teaching children the names of the Wood Pieces and how to place them in the correct sequence.

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      Slate Chalkboard

      The 4" x 6" Slate Chalkboard helps children learn to write capitals and numbers without being slowed down by reversals. Combine this activity with Little Chalk Bits to foster finger dexterity and good pencil grip.

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      My First School Book Set

      Children master pre-writing skills with My First School Book and then learn lowercase letters with My First Lowercase Book.

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      Word Time™

      Boost children's vocabulary and language skills with an exciting activity book featuring multisensory lessons that are aligned to the Oral Language lessons from the Get Set for School Pre-K Teacher's Guide Set.

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      My Book Activity Book

      Children personalize their own storybook with drawing and storytelling.

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      I Know My Numbers Activity Booklet

      Children develop number recognition and formation skills with simple finger plays, songs, and rhymes.

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      FLIP Crayons®

      The best tol for Pre-K children is the crayon, which creates a natural resistance and builds strength in the hand. Our Flip Crayons are ideal for little hands, designed with dual colors and dual tips to encourage fine motor skill development.

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      Pre-K Color Wall Cards

      These colorful letter and number cards can be used in a variety of classroom locations and activities—above the chalkboard, on bulletin boards, or in circle time as a letter or number of the week activity.

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      Pre-K Name Plates

      These versatile plates can be used on tables, lockers, or cubbies. They are great visual aids for teaching children how to write their names in capitals and title case.

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      Magic C Bunny Puppet

      This lovable, engaging puppet helps young learners discover a fundamental element of many letters: the Magic C! This bunny will help you teach the C stroke to begin capitals C, O, G, and Q and to begin lowercase a, d, g, o, and q.

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      Line It Up™

      Line It Up Coloring and Letter Cards engage children in fun, hands-on activities that develop early literacy and motor skills. The familiar black and white pictures invite personalization and creativity while the gray traceable letters support proper letter formation.

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      Sound Around Box™

      This four-sided multipurpose box is a versatile way to teach letters, rhymes, syllables, alphabet knowledge, oral language, and much more.

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      A-B-C Touch & Flip® Cards
      This app is designed to promote number recognition and develop basic math skills in early learners. Children identify, match, count, say, trace, and write numbers 1-20 with interactive games and familiar activities from the Get Set for School curriculum.
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      1-2-3 Touch & Flip® Cards

      These cards encourage children to name numbers, count with one-to-one correspondence, and form numbers. Use these cards in conjunction with other products to reinforce counting with physical objects.

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      4 Squares More Squares®

      These chunky rubber squares bring geometry to life in the Pre-K classroom and are fun for children to handle. Children are engaged to slide, turn, flip, arrange, and rearrange these intriguing shapes, stretching their spatial awareness.

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      Tag Bags®

      These bags encourage children to open, close, count, soft, measure, and build. Tag Bags are versatile and easy to use, making them ideal for both child- and teacher-led activities.

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      Mix & Make Shapes™

      Geometry is fun and accessible with Mix & Make Shapes. With multisensory activities, Pre-K children practice problem-solving and spatial reasoning as they explore these multicolored shapes.

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      Little Chalk Bits

      These soft chalk pieces are an essential companion to Wet-Dry-Try, making writing easy for little hands.

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      Little Sponge Cubes

      These sponges are an essential companion to Wet-Dry-Try, and they're just the right size for small hands.

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      Roll–A–Dough Letters®

      Children build strength in their hands and fingers by shaping balls of dough while learning to recognize and build capital letters and numbers. The included blue tray is uniquely designed with the familiar Smiley Face to guide children to start at the top when forming letters and numbers.

      Books All Year: Integrating the Get Set for School Read-Aloud Library

      When using the Get Set for School Read-Aloud Library Pack throughout the Pre-K Curriculum, see the teacher’s guide for tips regarding how to effectively integrate books in your Pre-K classroom each time you read a book with children.

      The Doorbell Rang

      Pat Hutchins

      Each Kindness

      Jane Addams

      Maria Had a Little Llama

      Maria Tenia

      Waiting is Not Easy!

      Mo Willems

      The Little House

      Virginia Lee Burton

      Goldilocks and the Three Bears

      Various

      Curious George Goes to a Costume Party

      Margret Rey and H A Rey

      Pete the Cat: My Four Groovy Buttons

      Eric Litwin

      Olivia

      Ian Falconer

      The Gingerbread Man

      Catherine McCafferty

      The Recess Queen

      Alexis O'Neill

      About Pets

      Sindy McKay

      Chefs and What They Do

      Liesbet Slegers

      Look! A Starfish!

      Tessa Kenan

      Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good for You: All About Staying Healthy

      Tish Rabe

      Little Raindrop

      Igloo Books

      One Duck Stuck: A Mucky Ducky Counting Book

      Phyllis Root

      If You Give a Pig a Pancake

      Laura Numeroff

      The Tiny Seed

      Eric Carle

      Not for Me, Please! I Choose to Act Green

      Maria Godsey

      Why Should I Recycle?

      Jen Green

      I Get Wet

      Vicki Cobb

      The Cloud Book

      Tomie de Paola

      Favorite Book of Nursery Rhymes

      Scott Gustafson

      Bilingual Tales: Los tres cerditos / The Three Little Pigs
      If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

      Laura Numeroff

      The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat

      Nurit Karlin

      Actual Size

      Steve Jenkins

      Gratitude Soup

      Olivia Rosewood

      Señorita Mariposa– Bilingual Tale

      Ben Gundersheimer

      Rainbow Fish

      Marcus Pfister

      It's Mine

      Leo Lionni

      Music & Movement

      Music, dance, and fingerplays reach children through the way they learn best—through active, engaging, and real-life experiences. Children take naturally to music and can better understand complex pre-writing and math concepts if they’re simply addressed through music, movement, and fun. Music is a cornerstone of the Get Set for School curriculum and a strong learning tool that can be used every day to bring learning to life.

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      Sing, Sound, & Count With Me Album

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      Instructional Purpose

      A new digital teaching platform that brings the Get Set for School lessons to life with engaging, developmentally appropriate technology.

      This digital platform for Get Set for School provides engaging instruction and support—wherever and whenever it's needed. Educators can access video tutorials to aid their lessons, along with interactive games and activities for students.

      Student Facing Application

      Bring the multisensory genius of Get Set for School to life with digital instruction made for Pre-K students. Use the step by step instructions for letter formation on an iPad with the Wet-Dry-Try module. With the Sound Around Letters app, children identify, match, and say capital and lowercase letters, their sounds, and words beginning with the target letter. Instant feedback helps the student progress successfully.

      Multi-Modality Resources

      Multi-modality resources allow children with a variety of learning styles to access the skills being taught in English and Spanish. Simply demonstrate letter and number formations with touch sensitive formation, have letter formations leap off the page with engaging animations, get students moving and grooving with music videos, and support instruction with cross-curricular lesson extensions.

      Accessibility

      Get Set for School's digital components support accessibility standards, ensuring that users can experience our curriculum without impediments. The program includes closed captioning, the ability to zoom, use of keyboard and mouse interaction, and the ability to skip activities that a specific impairment may make impossible to complete

      Correlations

      Get Set for School meets all the correlations for Pre-K standards.

      As a complete Pre-K curriculum, Get Set for School aligns to quality standards and addresses each subject area throughout the course of overall instruction.

      Each lesson and activity corresponds to the specific Pre-K skills, standards, and benchmarks that Pre-K children need for success.

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      State Adoptions

      Get Set for School is approved and adopted for purchase in the following state adoptions:

      Supports English, ELL, and Dual-Language Teaching

      All Get Set for School materials support the use of English and Spanish. This freedom of language choice allows educators to engage in Dual Language teaching in the classroom to reach learners of either language simultaneously.

      Here's what you'll experience in your trial:
      • Supports bilingual instruction

      • Bolsters literacy skills in Spanish

      • Accommodates for linguistics (communicated, sequenced, and scaffolded)

      • Spanish language read-alouds offer transadaptation

      • Equips teachers to provide scaffolds and small-group interactions for ELLs

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      Professional Learning that Inspires, Empowers, and Helps You Thrive

      Continue your learning journey with our expert facilitators. Learning Without Tears offers a variety of interactive professional learning opportunities that incorporate a hands-on, minds-on approach to support Pre-K–5 success.

      Pre-K Screeners

      Early learning

      Try our free Pre-K screeners to help identify what your students know and can do in 10–15 minutes.

      Wet-Dry-Try

      Wet-Dry-Try is a game-based activity that helps students practice handwriting—now available as an app or slate chalkboard! But which is for you?

      Pre-K Interactive Teaching Tool

      Technology Education

      Bring Pre-K lessons to life with videos, animations, and songs—all in a friendly voice that connects with children.