for Tuesday, November 14 - praying mantis
for Wednesday, November 15 - pegasus
for Thursday, November 16 - stowaway
for Friday, November 17 - Caldecott
for Monday, November 20 - scrimshaw
for Tuesday, November 21 - pedestrian
for Monday, November 27 - shamrock
for Tuesday, November 28 - garret
for Wednesday, November 29 - kiosk
for Thursday, November 30 - tangelo
for Friday, December 1 - awning
for Monday, December 4 - cameo
for Tuesday, December 5 - piranha
for Wednesday, December 6 - locust
for Friday, December 8 - tiki
for Monday, December 11  - aardvark
for Tuesday, December 12 - ruby
for Wednesday, December 13 - albino
for Thursday, December 14 - transparent
for Friday, December 15 - kinsfolk
for Monday, December 18  - pandowdy
for Tuesday, December 19  - condiment
for Wednesday, December 20 - avalanche
for Thursday, December 21 - swindle
for Friday, December 22 - R.S.V.P.
for Thursday, January 4 - stalagmite
for Friday, January 5 - passport
for Monday, January 8  - zither
for Tuesday, January 9  - triptych
for Wednesday, January 10 - chrysalis

Word-A-Day Requirements

At the beginning of each school year your child will be required to come to school with a package of index cards. These cards are for completing their word-a-day. Your child will also need a plastic organizer for their index cards. This works very well to have a place to put all their word-a-day cards so they are not scattered all over in their desk. It is really nice if you the organizer comes with tabs to separate the cards.

Each night your child will come home with a new word of the day. I do not tell the children what the word means or how to pronounce the word. That is the main idea of the assignment. They must come the next day knowing what the word means and how to pronounce it. When describing the word to the class, they are able to use any resource that they can think of. They are only allowed to bring a definition once a week. The other days they can use clay to make a model, they can draw a picture, get a picture from the internet, or even bring in some object that relates to the word-a-day.

**This is an educational show and tell. Help your child each night to have a great word-a-day to share with his/her classmates.