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Woodside second-graders build Vocabulary Museum

Woodside Elementary School students are building a Vocabulary Museum that will allow people to not only hear – but SEE – what they have learned.

The Vocabulary Museum is a culminating activity to celebrate the Word of the Day Program in Kim Weber’s second grade classroom. Students will open their museum to guests May 13 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Throughout the year, students were given a word to learn each day. They return to school each morning with their written definition and created illustrations, models, skits, costumes or stories to portray the word. Each student had a turn to share the definition of the word, and the words and pictures were posted throughout the room. When the words turn up in students’ everyday vocabulary, they earned high fives and admiration from their teacher, classmates and family.

“The children have been using these words in their writing quite frequently,” Weber said. “This program has taught them a passion for interesting words.”

To commemorate their vocabulary accomplishments, students are building a huge Weber Dictionary filled with their illustrations of the new vocabulary words they learned. Each students was given six words and will create a display board and a presentation for their Vocabulary Museum.

Woodside Elementary School is located at W236 N7465 Woodside Rd., Sussex.