Shamrock Golden Word of the Week

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Maple Lake Elementary is starting a new vocabulary project called “Shamrock Golden Word of the Week,” which focuses on ‘Golden Words’ or words like exquisite, generous, gloomy, etc. which boost students’ expressive vocabulary. There will be one golden word of the week each week for the rest of the school year. Each classroom will be coming up with unique sentences using the golden word of the week and posting them by the pot of gold display in the school hallway. This week’s word was “mythical.” Below are the best sentences from each grade level:  
Kindergarten: “Dragons and knights are in mythical stories,” from Annie Jost’s afternoon class. 
1st grade: “Dragons, wizards, and magic are mythical things,” from Ann Hagen’s class. 
2nd grade: “A unicorn is a mythical creature,” from Stacy Schneider’s class.
3rd grade: “Superman is mythical because he can fly and lift heavy things like cars,” from Elizabeth Haglin’s class. 
4th grade: “Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades are mythical because they are not real,” from Katie Sieberer’s class. 
5th grade: “Harry Potter is a mythical series because it is make-believe,” from Nicole Ressler’s class. 
6th grade: “A leprechaun is a mythical creature that puts gold at the end of the rainbow,” from Steve Fuchs’ class. 
Maple Lake Elementary is starting a new vocabulary project called “Shamrock Golden Word of the Week,” which focuses on ‘Golden Words’ or words like exquisite, generous, gloomy, etc. which boost students’ expressive vocabulary. There will be one golden word of the week each week for the rest of the school year. Each classroom will be coming up with unique sentences using the golden word of the week and posting them by the pot of gold display in the school hallway. This week’s word was “anticipate.” Below are the best sentences from each grade level:  
Kindergarten: “I anticipate having Mr. Neumann for Switch It Up!” from Carol Tongen’s Class
1st grade: “I anticipate the snow will go away!” from Tanya Malwitz’s class
2nd grade: “I am anticipating my first communion,” from Nicole Christiansen’s class
3rd grade: “Absolutely delightful. A mouse is going to kill a rat. Oh, all of this is much better than I anticipated. I love it when mice come to the dungeon.”  -Botticelli in The Tale of Despereaux, p.260 (3rd grade was reading this book during the week of “anticipate”) from Elizabeth Haglin’s class
4th grade: “I anticipate that I will get 100% on my spelling test because I studied hard,” from Diane Hertwig’s class 
5th grade: “The lion will anticipate that the gazelle will walk by,” from Tony Smith’s class 
6th grade: “Ben and Garret anticipate having ice cream after dinner,” from Jennifer DesMarais-Holland’s class.
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