Ludicrous…

I really like the choice of word of the week this week. Ludicrous is another of those words that just feels nice to say! It means something is absolutely ridiculous, so ridiculous that it is amusing…

So if I said that my dog had eaten my homework, that would be ludicrous. If I told the school that tomorrow would be the hottest day of the year, it would be a ludicrous suggestion.

This quote is from Joss Stone, the pop singer: “people started making up stories about me, ludicrous things, like that I throw tea on my assistants!”
My word of the day on my diary was rectitudinous (which means honest and morally correct). Thank you for the other words: enchanted which means that has a spell put upon it…We had scientific which just means that it is based on the principles of science…pretence which means that you are trying to make something that isn’t true appear to be true and peculiar which means that something is unusual. A special thought for George, who came up with the word, epexegetically!!! (which means adding words to something to make the meaning clearer…which is what I have just done 🙂 )

Meticulous…

I love this word. When you say the word it sort of tickles your mouth… I prefer it to my word of the day on my desk diary; chapfallen, (which means a bit sad or depressed).

I nearly chose precipitation from Mrs Sedgwick’s class – as I also love the sound of that word ( which means any weather that falls from the sky – like drizzle, rain, hail or snow).

Thank you for submerged (which means something that has sunk underwater) and for inference (which is working something out from evidence – so when I saw that Stella’s hamster wasn’t moving, I inferred that it was dead…) Migration was offered by Mrs Kidd’s class (which is the movement of people from one place to another) and we had environment (the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.).

But meticulous means showing great attention to detail or being very careful or precise – so you might be meticulous with an important piece of work, or if you were making something that needed great care. Sean Bean wrote this about the film he was in; the Lord of the Rings.

“I’m proud of Lord of the Rings. I think it’s a once in a lifetime role, and a once in a lifetime film. It was made with such care and passion and meticulous detail…

Resolution… (New Year’s Resolution)

I hope that you had a lovely Christmas and that everyone is ready for a hard-working New Year at school. I got a super present in the staff Secret Santa which is a 365 page diary for my school desk, but every page has a new word for me to learn 🙂 . Todays word is ‘fantod‘ (which I have never heard before) and it means feeling uneasy or unreasonable…tomorrow it is ‘uxorial’…

But I thought I would start the year with the word ‘resolution‘ as we talk about New Year’s Resolutions, and I hope that children make them… A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something…

So this year I have decided not to drink anything except water for the whole of January – and I have done that because I love coffee and tea and hot chocolate and orange juice and so on… but I wanted to do something that would be tough on me. So I wonder what other people are doing for New Year’s Resolutions? Ask your parents if they have any – ask yourself if you can think of a good one…reading every day, getting homework in on time, learning your times tables; all of those would be good ones. Blog and let me know.