JoJo’s Flying Side Kick

Our new words are jitters, lunge, technique, and applaud. The words come from the book JoJo’s Flying Kick.  Explain what the words mean to your child.


Jitters – nervous, scared. The girl got the jitters from watching a scary movie

Lunge forward at finish line to win

Lunge – a sudden movement toward something. He lunged forward to win the race.

Running technique

Technique – a particular way of doing something. He had good running technique. 


Applaud – clap hands, praise.

Ask your child to show you how he or she would applaud at a performance.

Congratulations, you are helping your child learn new words!