Miss K seems to be overwhelmed with what she calls 'big weird words' this year in her reading and grammar lessons. She has a point. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, predicates do sound pretty weird. I didn't ask her opinion on more recently learnt concepts, (antonyms, synonyms and homophones) as figured it may be less than polite. It did get me thinking about how I could create visual reminder for each of these concepts. Finally, I decided on a kind of poster book which we could create together and then use as a reference. I wanted each concept/word to have a theme or picture to associate with it so hopefully Miss K could think of the page we created when she heard the word.
First up was Adjectives. This was to be a flower with petals of describing words. There are eight petals for Miss K to add adjectives to. Four petals have hints on them such as 'number of petals' and four were left blank for her to come up with her own.