We will be exploring quite a bit with words in the coming year. One activity I enjoy is the Word Collection Jar. Last year, our first interactive read aloud was Donavan's Word Jar, by Monalisa DeGross. The story is about a boy who collects words. As he tries to find a solution to store his growing collection, Donavan learns about the power of words.
As we read other books, students would add "wow words" to our own word collection. I'm looking forward to expanding this activity in the coming year. However, your family can begin their own word collection at home. Click on the photo below to learn how from Imagination Soup.