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Problem:
Getting children to learn vocabulary is a difficult task

Solution:
Vocabulary magnets, roots, prefixes and suffixes on magnets so people can create words on their fridges


Materials:
magnet tape (lowes):
http://www.lowes.com/pd_189477-37672-542005_0__?productId=3115789
paper
vocabulary file
scissors

Step 1:

make a list of common and useful roots, prefixes, suffixes, and their meanings, this page has some of the greek:
http://www.empire.net/~merlin/greek.html

Step 2:


get magnet tape (lowes):
http://www.lowes.com/pd_189477-37672-542005_0__?productId=3115789


Step 3:

print out roots prefixes and suffixes
pict

Step 4:

cut out roots prefixes and suffixes


affix paper to adhesive back of magnetic tape

Step 5:



make new words on fridge

I made it at TechShop

http://www.techshop.ws/
<p>This is awesome! Way better than those fridge poetry magnets that everybody has...</p>
<p>BTW I've used this for several months and it works great, some words we've created are:</p><p>megaped: Giant footed animal<br>astrophage: star eater<br>heliophobic: fear of the sun (something a vampire might have)</p>

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