As I continue with Blogging Through the Alphabet with some of our homeschool friends, we come to the letter W.
My daughter saw this word and thought it was funny and wanted to know the definition so we decided to use it. It’s a little corny but it has an interesting definition. Sometimes you have to have a little fun with vocabulary to keep it interesting!
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 W.
W is for WenisDefinition: (noun) the extra skin on your elbow (though it is not in a traditional dictionary, it is in the urban dictionary and some kids dictionaries at the library)
She scraped her wenis when she fell on her rollerblades.
Adam thought the wenis on his arm was unnecessary but found it helped to have extra skin there when he moved his elbow on the desk.
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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