Word of the Day Week of October 22nd
bashful: shyPart of Speech: adjective • In which of these situations might you be bashful? • talking to your dog • playing with your best friend • joining a new class at a different school • meeting Barack Obama • reciting a poem in front of the whole school • When were you in a situation where you felt bashful? What happened?
abundant: a lot of somethingPart of Speech: adjective • Which of the following describe an abundant amount? • a sack of rice • a kernel of corn • a hill of ants • a sheet of paper • a grain of sand • If you could have an abundant supply of something (other than money), what would it be?
neglected: poorly cared forPart of Speech: verb • Which of these is OK to neglect? • a pet • a broken toy • a paper flower • your homework • your friend’s feelings • What is something that you’ve neglected? What happened as a result? What is something you haven’t neglected?
grant: to allow or givePart of Speech: verb • Which of these could someone really grant? • permission to leave class to get a drink of water • a license to fly a space shuttle • permission to live 200 years • a license to fish in a stream or an ocean • permission to stay up late on the weekend • Imagine that you have been magically transported into a fairy tale. A genie pops out of a lamp and will grant you 3 wishes. What will you wish for and why?
talented: the natural ability to do something wellPart of Speech: adjective • Would you need to be talented in order to… • tie your shoelaces? • play in an orchestra? • paint a picture that was shown in a museum? • sharpen a pencil? • juggle three flaming torches? • If you could be talented at anything in the world, what would it be? Explain you answer. What are you already talented at?