The Importance of Important.

It’s important to talk about the definition of important in Kindergarten. And while we’ve discussed its meaning since school began, I find it a good idea to review from time to time!

Since we are also super-focused on vowels, vowel sounds and sight words these days, The Important Book (Margaret Wise Brown/Leonard Weisgard) is the perfect book for us. And, I found a great activity to go along with the book at Scholastic.com.

We’ll discuss the book as I’m reading it. I’ll read it again and we’ll listen for and identify any of the sight words (is, the, thing, that, it, but, and) we’ve been studying. I’ll read it once again, and we’ll listen for any short i words. I’ll model writing for them on chart paper that I’ll keep for an upcoming Read Around the Room center.

We’ll create a page about our Kindergarten class together, and it will be the first page in our book. Creating this page together serves as both a community-builder and an example of how the writing activity will work.

The important thing about Kindergarten
is that it is __________.
It __________,
and it __________,
and __________,
and it __________,
and __________,
But, the important thing about Kindergarten
is that it is __________.

I love that we’ll be incorporating classmate compliments in each student page since we are learning how to both give and receive compliments.

Thank you for reading, The important thing about you is that you are awesome!