Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Important Book

Soon I’ll begin sending home a briefcase with our first kindergarten “homework.”

The briefcase holds three things: a blue puppy named Traveling Todd,

Margaret Wise Brown’s The Important Book,

and a blank book for you to write about your child.

Please follow the format of the Important Book to describe the important things about your child. If you wish, add a photograph to illustrate the facing page. Return it all to school as quickly as possible.

Click on the picture to read The Important Thing About Mr. Gurney.

As soon as you return it to school, I’ll read the page about your child to our class and send the whole kit and kaboodle along to the next student. If you’ve given permission to include your child’s name and photo on the online newsletter then you’ll see your child there, too, for convenient sharing with far-flung relatives and friends via the world wide web.


culmom37 said...

What an awesome idea! I can't wait to read about all the kids in class and how important they are because they all ARE IMPORTANT.

Dan Gurney, Mr. Kindergarten said...

Yes, the resulting collection becomes quite a treasure. It'll auctioned off at the pasta feed in the spring at the PTO's main fund raising event. The Important Book is the ultimate keepsake of the kindergarten year.

poncia5 said...

i own my sons kindergarten important book from his year in "gurneyland". it is still one of the most popular books in our house. priceless.