Daughter Number One AE took a battery of standardized tests in school recently and scored in the 99th percentile of Second Graders. This is not news, really, as she's always been intellectually precocious, having taught herself to read before she was 3 years of age. She won't be able to join any kind of Gifted Student Program until next year, so we've encouraged her teachers to send her home with advanced vocabulary words to learn each week. She's responsible to learn the spelling and usage, and to write out sentences using one or more of her words in each. For your edification, here's the ones she will turn in this coming week, though I'll leave it to you, gentle reader to guess which were the words from her list:
1 - The present is delicate.
2 - There was a multitude of people.
3 - The corpulent man had trouble getting in the door.
4 - She did her homework expeditiously so she could luxuriate in the crsip salubrious air, which tantalized her from the window.
5 - The friends played with counterfeit money.
6 - He characterized my story about being friends as unprejudiced.
Salubrious? Is that a good thing? But hey, the child never fails to impress me.