Well, it’s time to wrap up our Blogging Through the Alphabet with some of our homeschool friends. We end, of course, with the letter Z.
My daughter is very into medical terms. Additionally, we are studying anatomy/physiology this year in our Cycle 3 of Classical Conversations. Therefore, we have added some anatomy terms to our vocabulary. She found the alternative, anatomy word for the cheekbone to be a fun “z” word.
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 Z.
Z is for ZygomaticDefinition: (noun) the bone below the eye in mammals that forms part of the orbit around the eye (aka cheekbone)
The boxer showed bruising on zygomatic arch around his right eye after the fight.
The mammal had a prominent zygomatic bone on the left side.
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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