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, encyclopedia articles, and stories.
Students are reading a "word of the day" at morning announcements each day and words are posted throughout the building. Grades 2 and 4 are digging in and doing lots of work with glossaries, thesauruses and online dictionaries to enrich their vocabularies.
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
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.