Vocabulary Day


Vocabulary Day is held on the last day of October and everyone shows us a word!

During the month of October, the library offers lots of ways for kids to collect words using dictionaries, thesauruses, glossaries, encyclopedia articles, and stories.  Of course, the best readers usually have the best vocabularies..so READ!

Teachers will be sharing 5 great words each week with students--that's 20 new words just this month!  Look for them all around your classroom.

We post great word ideas on a library bulletin board.  The library staff provides each class with a headband that can be decorated to show what a specific word means--the word MUST be on the headband.  Kids can add a costume to this headband and really get into  the word challenge! 

Kids can dress as any word, but some classes choose themes, such as
  • science words
  • math words
  • seasonal words
  • words from a book they are reading
  • Ms. DePaoli gives out special treats for music words.
We have found that nouns are the easiest!  

Students are allowed to wear costumes to help us understand their word.  However, faces cannot be covered (no masks or serious facepaint), no props (plastic swords, stuffed animals, etc), and costumes should not prohibit students from participating in normal school activities.

A photographer roams the building to capture all our great costumes.





Get Ready for Vocabulary Day: