After thinking about my X word yesterday, I started reading the dictionary. Now this is either a sign of extreme boredom or complete stress! I actually love looking at the dictionary and will often open it randomly to share some strange word with my class at school. The stranger the word, the better! I then challenge them to use the word in context at some point during the day.
I like looking at words on a theme so I set myself little challenges – today’s was ‘how many words beginning with Y represent some kind of talk or chatter?’ (this being my third favourite thing after craftiness and cooking!). Nine, yep, 9! Here you go: yabber, yatter, yawp, yell, yelp, yip, yoicks, yoo-hoo and yowl. So tomorrow I will be asking my children to ‘stop yabbering’ or hearing them yell on the playground.