December finds the Latin students at Lower Lab fully on-boarded to the vocabulary game which I developed.

All students in all grades now have their own accounts on We are using Latin and Greek roots to learn sophisticated words like democracy and epidemic, kleptocracy and kleptomania. We’re also learning the surprising origins of common words like disaster (“bad star”), pterodactyl (“wing finger”) and helicopter (“spiral wing”).

I encourage all parents to log on at home with their children and play alongside them for a 3-minute round. You’ll be impressed at how quickly they can break down a word into its parts!

Some students have reported trouble logging in and using the program at home. If this is happening, please email me at and I will do my best to fix it.