Use your words to give the gifts that matter: love, support, appreciation, gratitude, compassion, reassurance, confidence…Don’t believe you can change someone’s life with your words? Listen to a great Ted Talk on the power of words. Email email@example.com to share your own story: How did someone’s words change your life?
SPREAD THE WORD
This week’s shocking statistic:
If male high school graduation rates increased by just 5% the nation could save about $18.5 billion in annual crime expenses. The most effective way to increase graduation rates is to increase preschool vocabulary. It’s easy with Word Rebel resources!
WORD OF THE WEEK
Don’t forget to build your own vocabulary:
SUSURRUS: A soft, whispering, murmuring.
One more day until our February 20th NYC “Beers for Books” event! Join our intern tomorrow at Down the Hatch or throw your own Party for a Purpose. Can’t make it? Spread the word to friends and family: We need your support to serve our day care partners as they enroll new children in the 2015 – 2016 year.
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BUILD VOCABULARY:Have your child help make a grocery list with you and encourage him or her to add colorful drawings of the fruits and vegetables. This builds the child’s connection between word sounds, spelling and object association, while also layering in opportunities for creativity and self-expression.
TEACH ONE THOUSAND WORDS because Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching a words a day: FEEL, FEELING, FEW, FIGHT, FILL, FIND, FIRE, FACE, FALL, FAMILY
READ FOR A PURPOSE: Ask the questions (common-core aligned) teachers will ask, “What does the author introduce in the middle of the story (specific character traits, relationships, problems)?”