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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Jennifer Knox!!!
Jennifer Knox (#4359) has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a Beginner Level Farmgirl Grammar Merit Badge!
“Two weeks ago, I dusted off my high school dictionary and looked up two weeks worth of new words. At first, I was bemused by this Sisyphean task, but soon I no longer yawped at the esse of these new words. I logged my new word friends into a notebook and referred to them during the two weeks.
Being a middle school Language Arts teacher, it was interesting to look up words as if given my own homework assignment. I enjoyed the small task and look forward to the coaptation of more words into my notebook.”
Way to go. Congratulations.
When I was a Freshmen (no middle school) (9th Grade). I struggled in Liteurature to get the words and language correct. She gave me the greatest advise I have ever received in my 70 years. She said “Get out your Colliege dictionary and start on page one and start reading it. Pay attention to how the word is pronounced, where it is from, and if it is a noun, pronoun, etc. and how to use it in a sentence.” That has followed me all my life. I must say, with regret, that I only got through a 1/4 of the dictionary, but I still look up words that are new to me or that I do not know how to pronounce or do not know the way to use it. Old habits, well learned, are hard to break. So this badge was well earned.
Congratulations again, well done.
Thank you MaryJane! You made my day!