Learning about compound words can be lots of fun if approached in the right way. You may be surprised to find that your older kids might not know what a compound word is. My 13 year old asked me this morning what they were. I told him that they are basically two words stuck together.
There are tons of ways to teach about them. One of the ways I
thought of is to challenge your kids to find as many compound words
as they can in one room of your house. Perhaps it's your kitchen.
Some of the words could be cupboard, tabletop, microwave...oh, wait
microwave is not compound. This can open the door to teach about
and suffixes. They can learn about root words and how they effect
the meaning of different words.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Playing with Words
Dee Trope married her hero (John) in 1993. They homeschool 3 teenagers, Manboy (98), Fashionista (00) and RoboBoy (01). RoboBoy and Dee both have Aspergers Syndrome, also known as High Functioning Autism. Dee is a Jesus Freak who loves to crochet and write. She is also a runner. She runs about 3 miles 3 times a week and has participated in numerous 5K races. Her goal is to increase her distance to 10k and eventually be able to run a half marathon. Dee considers herself to be a “geek in training”. As an Aspie, Dee is generally happy to stay home, but loves keeping in touch with her friends via Facebook and Instant Messaging.
You might find her on Facebook (her favorite social media), G+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or even Youtube! She keeps a personal blog in which she shares from her quiet times. You can find it at http://dee-lightfullmoments.