WORD A DAY 2020-2021
Word a Day Schedule for September-October 2020
Tuesday, September 8 Myles kangaroo rat
Wednesday, September 9 Dawson saguaro cactus
Thursday, September 10 Keegan roadrunner
Friday. September 11 Cora scorpion
Monday, September 14 Natalie tarantula
Tuesday, September 15 Emmett coyote
Wednesday, September 16 Hudson Gila monster
Thursday, September 17 Lauren jack rabbit
Friday, September 18 Thomas desert tortoise
Tuesday, September 22 Myles long-nose bat
Wednesday, September 23 Dawson turkey vulture
Thursday, September 24 Keegan camel
Friday, September 25 Cora meerkat
Monday, September 28 Natalie Fennec fox
Tuesday, September 29 Emmett Gila woodpecker
Wednesday, September 30 Hudson Armadillo lizard
Thursday, October 1 Lauren prickly pear cactus
Friday, October 2 Thomas peccary
Welcome to WORD A DAY 2020-2021! This is a vocabulary program intended to help the children learn new words in a fun way! Here is how it works. If it is your child's turn to "show and tell" an assigned word, please refer to the Word a Day tab in the RODEO SKILLS BINDER. I have provided several pages to use as a template when your child prepares his or her Word a Day presentation. There is space for writing and drawing on this template. Encourage your child to write a simple definition of the word using a resource at home, such as a dictionary, a non-fiction trade book or the Internet. Also, have your child add a picture. It is fine to draw and color or glue a colored picture from the Internet.
In addition to the writing entry and picture, a visual is certainly welcomed! This will excite the children, and hopefully help them better remember the meaning of the word better! Some resources are suggested below.
**educational video links to the Internet (Please allow me to preview them in advance. Thanks!)
**children's trade books (fiction and nonfiction)
**Construction toys...Lego bricks
**craft supplies to create a model of a word (popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, yarn, cardboard, etc)
**painting a picture or making a large sketch
I HOPE YOU ENJOY HELPING YOUR CHILD WITH WORD A DAY!
THANK YOU FOR MAKING LEARNING SO MUCH FUN!
The first and second graders will enjoy physical education each Monday and Friday morning. Mr. Essig will lead the class as I teach music concepts to the fifth and sixth grade students. We will begin our class on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11.
For safety reasons, we ask that on phy-ed days, the children wear shoes that are designed for running and increased activity. No sandals or flip flops, please. Thanks for your help!