Hey It’s Jet, Savannah and Texas Here.
By now, you probably figured out that Texas, Savannah and I have put our collective fur together, (ok, our Moms helped, too), to make the Vocabulary Building Project an official Blog Hop!
We enjoyed giving you hints all week: click here for Savannah’s post, here for Jet’s post and here for my post in case you missed them.
How did we begin? Texas and Savannah turn to Jet…you better tell this part, Jet…
Oh, Ok…Jet Here… let me tell you how Mom and I started this a long time ago on our blog:
Mom’s Papa always asked his children and grandchildren to keep pen and paper beside their beds so when they read their books and came upon an unknown word they could jot it down to look up later. When the family got together they played lots of vocabulary building games. So, when Mom and I began blogging, she wanted to avoid word ruts.
Last spring, Mom inquired whether Savannah and Miss Linda might like to collaborate (VBP) on making VBP a hop… Savannah and Miss Linda introduced us to Texas and Miss Carine creating the VBP Planning Committee.
We’ve been working diligently (VBP) ever since! Miss Ann, Zoey and Maggie from Zoolatry created a pawsome badge, which Miss Carine did really high tech thingies to! Check out Zoey, Prop Mistress extraordinaire, helping with badge arrangements.
First, she made sure the dictionary was sitting properly (VBP) on the table… (notice it is our very special dictionary with all our initials on it)…
Then she had to hop up to make sure it was going to stay straight for the photo shoot and she wanted to see if she could get the bookmark stuck in too…
Great job Zoey, thanks for the help!… as you can see, our VBP Badge is pawfect!
So let’s all talk about what to do now…
The Vocab Building Project, or VBP, is a blog hop that invites you to
learn new vocabulary and how to use it,
have fun in the process, using new words in a weekly blog post,
discover new blogs and make new friends.
What do you have to do? It is very simple.
- Every Thursday, Jet, Savannah, and Texas will write a blog post containing 2 to 3 words or expressions that are not often used in their blog posts (see examples here, here, and here),
- If you decide to join us in the fun, you have one week (you can pick any day you wish, from Thursday to the next Wednesday, that’s how flexible this blog hop is!) to write a blog post containing 2 to 3 words or expressions that you do not use often – it does not have to be the same as the hosts’, this is your choice,
- Pick one of the following badges by copying its code below (select the text in the box, right-click on selected code and copy), paste the code in your post (you have to paste it in the Text/HTML section when you write your post), write your post and don’t forget to add (VBP) after each new word you are using. We strongly suggest you only use 2-3 just to keep it easy and interesting,
- When your post is online, enter its URL/permalink by clicking on the Inlinkz image that you will find at the bottom of our Thursday VBP post,
- The following Thursday, at the end of our VBP posts, we will link to all the participating blogs, so that we can all visit participating blogs.
Any question? Leave a comment below and we will get back to you as soon as pawsible!
Another great Vocab Building Project Blog Hop day!
I’m a bit fick Texas.. I looked on your post and LAVISH came up, not a word you would always use..Right :) So I would have to put something like that in my post? Sorry’z wez so dumb thiz end..BOL . We will play :) xx00xx
Mollie and Alfie
Super idea you lot!
What a fantastic idea. Love it. Looking forward to joining in.
As I am a bit of a show off with words, it should right up my cul de sac!
Wow, this look interesting….! I’ll probably pawticipate from time to time!
*mow* this sounds like fun especially as we´re always looking for to expand and improve our English – I guess German words don´t count, do they? ;) We´ll have to come back and read it properly again (and look what others do/write) and then we may be join it. Great idea!
What an interesting idea!
Great idea, we are looking forward to learning all kinds of new words.
That’s really neat. Sounds like fun.
Love the idea.. going to take a look at the words and see if I can inject them into the interviews coming up..
Cool.. I can use those words, now.. I do have a question. do I need to have (VBP) next to the word so people who are a part of the VBP know?
That’s the only way we would know which word you want to use as part of the VBP blog hop, so yes, we invite pawticipants to add it (as well as the badge if you officially join the hop).
If you join the hop, don’t forget to share the link to your post by clicking on the little blue creature button at the bottom of our posts too (the one that says ‘links in collection”) so that everyone can see it and we can share it next week on our blogs ;-)
Thanks for your interest! We hope you join us =^.^=
great idea, there are a lot of words I don’t use often… ;o)
Oh Wow! This sounds like fun!
this bee a grate eye dea texas, thanx ta ewe N jet N savannah for outtin this all two gether !!!! we hope we can due this rite coz we iz knot two tech suave…
But you are such experts at spelling! You should join us!
What a neat idea! It’s always exciting to learn new words. :)
Tres cool! (does a fancy French word count as VBP? MOL!). We look forward to the new words we’ll discover on Thursday!
Why, bien sûr mes amis !
I just heard about this awesome blog hop, love the badges and think it’s a great idea!
The badge was made by Ann @Zoolatry. We like it lots too!
I love this idea! Heh, and all this time I have been dumbing down my vocabulary for the humans.
Well, let’s keep it between you and us, but we kind of try to improve our humans’ vocabulary really ;-)
Let the wordsmithing begin!
This sounds like fun! In the past, we have done a blog posts at various times in which we use what we call “big words,” words that we don’t usually use. So we will love to pawticipate!
Thank you! We would LOVE to have you join us!
Mum is a literacy tutor here in New Zealand and she knows how important words are. I will have a post up oon my new blg (coming soon – sigh)
Oh I hope you will join us!
Sounds great :)
What a neat idea! This sounds like such fun!
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Sounds like a fun project!!!
Waffles Too can really use some help in the vocabulary department.
; ) Katie
Sounds like fun but I am already lost. Lol.