Word of the Week – L is for Lavish

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As we move forward with our Blogging Through The Alphabet with some of my blogging friends we come to our “Word of the Week” beginning with the letter L.

I’m a little behind so you are getting a couple of these this week. We have been moving and have had limited access (don’t you hate moving) so…I’m going to try and catch up on this so I can move forward with my blogging friends again.

My children are elementary age so these words are aimed at developing my elementary school aged kids vocabulary but are generally words that I think are interesting, unique or something kids should know.

This weeks Blogging Through the Alphabet – Word of the Week begins with L.

L is for Lavish

Definition: characterized by extravagance and profusion; very generous

Used in a sentence:

The King provided a lavish buffet to his guests.

(* replace “lavish” with “extravagant” to have a more common sound to the sentence.)

The teacher was lavish in her praises of his science project.

(*replace “lavish” with “very generous” to have a more common sound to the sentence.)

How we worked with the word:

  • Write the word and its definition in our vocabulary notebook.
  • Read the definition out loud.
  • Write two sentences using the word properly.
  • Use the word each day in some manner to try and make the use of the word part of our vocabulary.

The kids like to see who can remember to use the word of the week at breakfast each morning. We are now giving points each day for using it in a sentence properly each day. Whoever gets the most points gets to choose the weekend movie.

Do you use vocabulary words in your school? What do you like to do with developing vocabulary for your children?

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Word of the Week – K is for Kindred

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As we move forward with our Blogging Through The Alphabet with some of my blogging friends we come to our “Word of the Week” beginning with the letter K.

My children are elementary age so these words are aimed at developing my elementary school aged kids vocabulary but are generally words that I think are interesting, unique or something kids should know.

This weeks Blogging Through the Alphabet – Word of the Week begins with K.

K is for Kindred

Definition: group of people that are related; natural relationship

Used in a sentence:

She found Andrea to be a kindred spirit when they started talking about their passion for fashion design.

Joseph and his friend are from kindred islands in the Caribbean so they speak with the same accent.

How we worked with the word:

  • Write the word and its definition in our vocabulary notebook.
  • Read the definition out loud.
  • Write two sentences using the word properly.
  • Use the word each day in some manner to try and make the use of the word part of our vocabulary.

The kids like to see who can remember to use the word of the week at breakfast each morning. We are now giving points each day for using it in a sentence properly each day. Whoever gets the most points gets to choose the weekend movie.

Do you use vocabulary words in your school? What do you like to do with developing vocabulary for your children?

Read more Blogging Through the Alphabet posts by clicking the below button.

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Random 5 Friday – Things I Learned from my 4 Year Old

Random 5 FridayThis has been a fun week of hot weather and summer fun. We have been in the pool A LOT, gotten ready for the 4H fair, and started packing for our move this month. And my 4 year old son has been in RARE FORM :)

So for my Random 5 Friday post I’m going to tell you –

5 Random Things I Learned from my 4 Year Old This Week

1 - How to Get to Texas - This week my son said to me: “Mom, you know how to get to Texas.” I said “No, how.” He said: “Drive, stay in a hotel, drive, stay in a hotel, drive, stay in a hotel and then you are in Texas.” — well, put :)

2 – The Smallest Dinosaur - Compsognathus is the smallest dinosaur. Yes, he pronounces it correcting. I can’t even do THAT. He amazes me with his dinosaur knowledge. The name means “pretty jaw” in case you were curious. At least that is what he tells me :)

3 - Camouflage Boots Hide you the Grass - My son loves his camouflage boots. We recently purchased some camouflage rain boots from the store. He wears them EVERYWHERE. He told me today that he loves them because he can “hide in the grass.” He went and stood in the grass and said “See mom, you can’t see me. Well, at least you can’t see my feet.” – It was pretty funny!

4 – Playing in the rain is fun - My son loves playing the rain (in his camouflage rain boots) and he reminded me that it is fun and I should do it more often. So we played in the rain. Splashed in the puddles. And watched the clouds. It is fun to play in the rain.

5 – Adding M&Ms to anything makes it better -This week my son told me that M&Ms makes everything better. He asked to put them in his yogurt and his pancakes. I’m not a huge fan but…he was right, it did make them better. So if you are feeling like you need a little chocolate, add some M&Ms to something, you might be surprised.

 

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