Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Batman just started first grade this school year.   I wanted to add vocabulary to his daily schedule as part of his language arts program.   I didn't have to look very far for a program at all.  I chose  Evan-Moor Word A Day Grade 1.   

This program has 36 weekly units that teach 144 words.  Four new words are presented each week.   A definition, example sentence, and discussion prompts are provided for each word.  There is an end-of-week review through oral and written activities designed to reinforce student understanding.   All I know is that I'm sold!   Evan-Moor offers their Word A Day program from grades 1-6+.

I have two places in my house where I quickly jot down the "word of the day" each morning.    One is in our "classroom" and the other is the living room.   I do this so that I can remember throughout the day to talk about this word and have my son practice using it in a sentence.  

Take a look at the simple sign I made that totally goes with the decor in my living room.  Functional yet fun!

What you'll need:
cork board
decorative paper
decorative buttons

I found my supplies at Michael's.  Most everything was on sale or I used a 40% coupon.  Total cost was under $10.00.  I simply took the mirror out of the frame and cut the cork board to fit.   I printed our "word of the day" on my decorative paper and then used my pretty buttons to place on the board.   I then took paper and wrote our vocabulary word for the day.  The word was focus.

I love how this turned out and it looks perfect in my living room.  I wanted something that fit the look of my traditional living space.   This room is where my husband unwinds after work.   He now just glances over at the word and can instantly practice the vocabulary word with Batman.


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  3. it is so cute. i love rhinestomes !
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  4. This is a cute idea. Thanks for sharing!