Weekly Vocabulary Words

Starting this week (12-5-11), we began learning vocabulary words in class. Each week we will have a new list of words to define.

We will be defining the words and using a tic-tac-toe sheet as vocabulary activities. On Friday we will have a vocabulary quiz.

Here are the Directions:

1. Monday—define your vocabulary words

2. Tuesday—choose one of the activities from the tic-tac-toe board

3. Wednesday—choose another activity which connects with the first on the tic-tac-toe board

4. Thursday—choose a third activity to make a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line on the tic-tac-toe board

5. Friday—turn in your definitions and tic-tac-toe activities prior to the weekly quiz


The activities on the tic-tac-toe sheet include some of the following activities:

  • Write a short story using seven of the vocabulary words correctly and underline your words in the story
  • Draw a detailed picture of you doing one of your favorite activities. Hide/disguise your vocabulary words in the picture
  • Create a crossword puzzle using ten of the vocabulary words
  • Draw a picture for each vocabulary word to illustrate the meaning of the word
  • Write your vocabulary words on a sheet of paper and then write a synonym and antonym for each word
  • Create a cartoon strip using ten of the vocabulary words in the conversations between the characters
  • Use each of the vocabulary words in a complete sentence. Be sure to use the word correctly in the sentence

This week's vocabulary list includes many classic Christmas and holiday words.

  1. celebrate
  2. eggnog
  3. goodwill
  4. greetings
  5. holiday
  6. merry
  7. partridge
  8. poinsettia
  9. season
  10. tannenbaum
  11. tidings
  12. tinsel
  13. tradition
  14. wreath
  15. yuletide