Lesson planning is often the most mentally taxing part of being a kindergarten teacher especially for new teachers or new to kindergarten teachers. I remember being super excited yet nervous. How many hours were spent trying to craft lesson plans that covered everything my kids were supposed to learn? I have no idea but I’m sure it was excessive. Though I believed kindergarten should be the absolute most fun time of school I also knew a needed a lesson plan for kindergarten phonics that was effective and fun.