Do you ever feel like a big dummy when you open your mouth? Well I do! Sometimes I wish that I had taken more interest when I was in school. I mean really wouldn't I just love to open my mouth and make people stop in awe at how the words just flow from my mouth. It is definitively something that if I could I would go back in time and pay more attention in school. I often find myself listening to people talk and realizing that I don't know what the words that they are saying mean. So what's a mom to do but look silly and ask OK what does ... mean? It also helps show my boys that it is perfectly fine to ask people questions and that you don't have to know everything. And that every day is another learning experience for all of us including Ms Know It All MOM;)
So in my house importance of vocabulary is always on my mind, with my boys. We play
vocabulary games both online and off, and the weekly challenge of a new word to learn is always something that I am searching for in their writing assignments. Some week I allow them to find a word that they want to learn and others I pick words that I want. And we incorporate them into sentences and writing journals every week. I am consistently asking others in the homeschooling community about what they do with kids, to make their verbal skills excel. So my question to all of you is... What do you do with your kids that makes them remember those vocabulary lists?