SAT Vocabulary Words in Picture Books for Kindergarten
My son’s Kindergarten teacher is really up on the latest ideas on early childhood education. She believes in big words for little people and uses these six new words during daily conversations at school and during activities. We are also encouraged to use them at home and to make a game out using them. So I asked my 6-year-old son what “ordinary” means and he gave me this long-winded story about how from one day to the next, the books in the bookshelves of an “ordinary” day would not be disturbed. I think the smile/laugh value of hearing kids relate these words to their everyday lives is well worth this exercise. I think the same of my son’s karate class — it’s like an episode of Saturday Night Live, only actually funny.
These words came from Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina, one of my favorite old-fashioned picture books!!
p.s. I have a category of posts on SAT Vocabulary Words for Kindergarteners here.
disturb: Madison accidentally disturbed the baby who was napping.
ordinary: On an ordinary day, I get home from school and have a glass of milk.
refreshed: When I wake up from a nap, I feel refreshed.
upset: My parents were upset about the leak in the roof.
imitate: Zachary can imitate the noise a horn makes.
satisfied: The cheese sandwich satisfied my hunger.
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