Friday, March 23, 2012

They Took The Challenge

Back in December I borrowed this wonderful book from the library, which I did a post on titled "A Book Review - A Must Read" under Always Learning label.  This is not another review but "good job" children is why.... 
At the end of this book there is a compiled list of words and their definitions.  These words are difficult, but they have all, well minus our little guy, they have all taken the challenge that I gave them and have been working through the list of words. 
This was my challenge to them:  Each week they had to choose at least 15 words and be able to spell them correctly, give me the definition and sometimes I asked them to make a sentence with a word at the end of the week...and for the most part they all rose to the occasion and passed with flying colors...I have been very impressed in their ability and efforts.  I am very proud of them. 
I was especially impressed with our 9 year old - I let him do the word challenge because he wanted to join the other students...and he has been the one who has passed most of his weekly tests - amazing!
You might be asking why I did this and not a traditional spelling book.  I did it for a few reasons the first being that I am passionate about history and our countries founding.  I feel that knowing these words would ultimately help the children understand our founding fathers intent in the Declaration of Independence...thus helping them to understand their country...their Godly heritage...their God given unalienable rights...their Godly America!
Here are some of the words that they have you know them? Appropriations, appealed, conjured, barbarous, prudence, recititude, perfidy, convulsions, mercenaries, transient, and fundamentally.  These are just a few examples of the wonderful words they have been learning. Some of them are really fun to say like....consanguinity, annihilation or my favorite acquiesce. 
Thank you for stopping by...enjoy your "inestimable" day~!  

Pslams 144:12 -

That our sons may be as plants
and our daughters may be pillars sculptured in palace style.

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