Together with your child, review the snowboarding terms below.
Alley-oop: A rotation of 180 degrees or more going uphill.
Blindside: Unable to see one's takeoff or landing.
Bonk: To hit an object with the snowboard and ride away.
Butter: To flex the nose or the tail of the board.
Cork: An airborne rotation off the vertical axis.
Frontside: The toe side of the board, and the direction the rider faces.
Goofyfoot: To grasp a board's edge with one or both hands.
Help your child manipulate some of the letters to create new words, which can be silly and made up or actual words. (Don't worry about using all the letters.) Examples: Alley-oop: Pool, Pal, Yell, Pooey. Goofy foot: Got, Fog, Foofy, Foogoo
ASK: Which words are compound words? Blindside, Frontside.
Identify the words that make up blindside (blind,side) and frontside (front,side). Look up the definition for the words blind (unable to see) and side (either lateral half of the body), and front (the part or side of anything that faces forward) and side (either lateral half of the body).
Do the individual words help you figure out the compound word as defined in snowboarding? Somewhat, though meaning of terms are very particular to the sport so a non-snowboarder wouldn't be able to figure out the exact definition.
A Scottie named Sadie fetched Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The Scottish terrier beat a Doberman pinscher, C.J., the country's second-ranked dog. The golden retriever didn't win any titles, but still proved it was golden after the crowd enthusiastically applauded its round in the ring.
Activity Ideas - Language Arts Help your child learn more about Scottish terriers.
Have your child identify five things he or she would like to learn about Scottish terriers.
ASK: Where would we be more likely to find facts—in a storybook about a pack of magic dogs or in an encyclopedia?
Help your child research Scotties and write a short paragraph about them. After he or she has finished, ask for your child's opinion on the dogs. Discuss the difference between facts and opinions.