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Relating what young children are learning in kindergarten with something in their  everyday life is the key to them understand what education is all about. If a child does not  receive that relationship, they are more likely to miss the point. Delpit (2006) learned this from  her six-year-old as she tells the story: “‘Maya, what are sentences?’ She responded quickly, ‘Oh  you know, Mom, stuff you write, but you never would say.’” (p.4). Maya has already learned that 
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Unformatted text preview: sentences she is learning in school she does not use in her everyday life. Ideas for relating concepts to everyday life would include: reading directions their favorite games, building model rockets, writing skits to act out in class (Delprit, 2006). Delprit, L. (2006, May-June). Lessons from teachers. Journal of Teacher Education, 57 (3). Retrieved October 29,2009, from Sage Publications database....
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