It’s never too early to talk about the importance of education. As part of our local American Graduate project, we encourage all learners – even the youngest – to think about who or what champions them on the path to graduation!
This this to use at home, in a daycare setting, or in PreK/Kindergarten. Ask guiding questions such as: “Going to school is important because…” and “These people believe in me…” to help you & your little one think more deeply about school and motivating factors. Feel free to paraphrase: “Why do kids need to go to school? How is it good for them?” and “Who thinks you are very special?”.
This activity works best when a grown-up talks one on one with a child and writes in their responses. Kids are encouraged to decorate the graduate to look like themselves!
Check out our ‘Raising Readers’ Pinterest board for lists of age-appropriate books about going to school and graduation. These will pair well with the activity!
A local Pre-K classroom, led by Mrs. Pamela Jones of the Chenango Valley School District, took time to try our Little Learners activity. We just love the compilation of the student work!