This is the list for Week 5:
adorable: The baby was so adorable that everyone wanted to hug him.
enormous: An elephant is an enormous animal.
resist: I could not resist eating the cookies because they smelled so good.
lonely: The little girl sitting by herself on the swings seemed very lonely.
annoyed: I was annoyed when my brother talked to me while I was in the middle of playing a memory game.
gregarious: Tonya was very gregarious and was always inviting friends over to play.
Use these words with your Kindergartener to see if your child gets the gist of the word from the sentence. It’s building a vocabulary by “intuition” akin to kicking words around like a soccer ball but not actually doing drills, much more of a “pick up game.”
Big words for little people: week 3 SAT words for Kindergarteners. Try this at dinner for a educational game that is equally amusing!
I know that some moms thought this was a terrible idea, but I am finding that my kindergartener loves big words and his teacher sends a list home each week. We just read the word and the sentence at the dinner table (for the benefit of the two older kids), and let our youngest tell us what he thinks the word means. It’s actually a cute and fun exercise and he’s surprisingly correct most of the time. Try it. Your older kids will be DYING to give the answer. And that doesn’t suck!
Kindergarteners do have the ability to understand and really enjoy learning big, fancy words. It makes them feel like big kids. It was fun also to see his big sisters chomping at the bit to define “his” words.