Cuantas Palabras?

The girls (with my help) took a vocabulary inventory. It estimated our vocabulary out of 45,000 words based on two levels of word recognition.

Kourey: 5,650

Kaitlyn: 6,120

Mommy: 30,700


The results are fun to see, but I really loved reading through the words with the girls and having them explain them to me or use them in a sentence. Kourey demonstrated “wag” for me with her rear.

If she couldn’t explain the word I didn’t count it, even if I was pretty sure she would know what I was talking about if I used it in a sentence. While most words that Kaitlyn didn’t know she just said “I don’t know that word” a few she showed me she didn’t quite know what I meant with her answers. My favorite of her explanations were that a weasel was “something that helps you when you are drawing with clips for your paper” and that a drought was “when you are under the water all the way and you were drought”.

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