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SAT Words for Kindergarteners from Picture Book Dear Juno

Picture Books that Build Vocabulary in Kindergarten

Not everyone believes that Kindergarten should be an academic experience and hence the spate of articles that I have posted on lately (see Has Kindergarten Changed or Are Kids Smarter? and Recess Essential to Kindergartener Development).  This raging debate is never more apparent than at my own elementary school where we have 2.5 Kindergarten classrooms. ( The half you ask? We have a combined K/1st grade — a class combination born of shrinking school budgets rather than academic optimization. )  The two Kindergarten only teachers have been at the school for a long time and work beautifully together but they each represent the spectrum of Kindergarten philosophies:  Kindergarten as play/learning the norms of behavior for school versus Kindergarten preparing children for academics. Read more…

SAT Vocabulary for Kindergarten from Picture Book Edward the Emu

Picture Books that Build Vocabulary for Kindergarten

I know that some moms think that this is a terrible idea, but I am finding that my Kindergartener loves big words and his teacher sends a list of vocabulary words home each week that is created by our school’s literacy specialist.  We just read the word and the sentence at the dinner table (for the benefit of the two older kids), and let our youngest tell us what he thinks the word means.  It’s actually a cute and fun exercise and he’s surprisingly correct most of the time.  Try it.  Your older kids will be DYING to give the answer.  And that doesn’t suck!

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