for Wednesday, January 15 - taxidermist
for Thursday, January 16 - gavel
for Friday, January 17 - rotunda
for Monday, January 20 - NO SCHOOL
for Tuesday, January 21 - yodel
for Wednesday, January 22 - Smithsonian Institution
for Thursday, January 23 - ventriloquist
for Friday, January 24 - alias
for Monday, January 27 - blintz
for Tuesday, January 28 - stein
for Wednesday, January 29 - pantaloon
for Thursday, January 30 - sombrero
for Friday, January 31 - parka
for Monday, February 3 - evict
for Tuesday, February 4 - foliage
for Wednesday, February 5 - tailor
for Thursday, February 6 - sea anemone
for Friday, February 7 - kimono
for Monday, February 10 - inauguration
for Tuesday, February 11 - extravaganza
for Wednesday, February 12 - shish kebab
for Thursday, February 13 - frond
for Friday, February 14 - labyrinth
Monday, February 17 - President's Day - NO SCHOOL
for Tuesday, February 18 - stampede
for Wednesday, February 19 - hors d'oeuvre
for Thursday, February 20 - Eiffel Tower
for Friday, February 21 - tiki
for Monday, February 24 - grotesque
for Tuesday, February 25 - bon voyage
for Wednesday, February 26 - lazy susan
for Thursday, February 27 - incense
for Friday, February 28 - NO SCHOOL - STATE WRESTLING
for Monday, March 2- loot
for Tuesday, March 3 - dynasty
for Wednesday, March 4 - marsupial
for Thursday, March 5 - joey
for Friday, March 6 - yucca
for Monday, March 9 - pegasus
for Tuesday, March 10 - caldecott
for Wednesday, March 11 - scrimshaw
for Thursday, March 12 - pedestrian
for Friday, March 13 - NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK
for Monday, March 16 - garret

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.