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No MORE spelling or vocab for the year!






Spelling Words 

Week of May 1, 2017

*words that begin with a or be

 

  1. began
  2.  again
  3.  around
  4.  before
  5.  away
  6.  about
  7.  alive
  8.  because
  9.  ahead
  10.  between
  11.  behind
  12.  ago
  13.  above
  14.  alone
  15.  become
  16.  asleep
  17.  belong
  18.  behave
  19.  agree
  20.  alert

 

 

 

Vocabulary:  (The definition is based on the context in which the word is used in the story.  Learn and understand the meaning of each word.  You do not need to know the spelling.)

 

Mend – to put back into good condition or repair

 

Fabric – material that is produced by weaving threads or fibers together; cloth

 

Hem – to fold back and sew down the edge of something, usually fabric

 

Plaid – having a pattern formed by stripes of different widths and colors that cross each other at right angles








Homophones -words that sound a like but are spelled

differently and have different meanings

 

  1. peace
  2. piece
  3. their
  4. they’re
  5. there
  6. two
  7. too
  8. to
  9. brake
  10. break
  11. flour
  12. flower
  13. stare
  14. stair
  15. would
  16. wood
  17. reed
  18. read
  19. week
  20. weak

 

Vocabulary:  (The definition is based on the context in which the word is used in the story.  Learn and understand the meaning of each word.  You do not need to know the spelling.)

 

Ceaseless – not stopping; constant

 

Companionable – friendly

 

Discouraged – having little hope or enthusiasm

 

Dreary – gloomy; bleak; dull

 

Sullenly – in a bad-humored way; not happily; gloomy

 

Exhausted – very tired

 

Pelting – beating against again and again

 







Week of April 17, 2017

 

*endings -ed, -ing, -es, changing y to i before endings & review 

 

  1. cared
  2. babies
  3. chopped
  4. saving
  5. carried
  6. fixing
  7. hurried
  8. joking
  9. grinning
  10. smiled
  11. wrapped
  12. parties
  13. making
  14. stopped
  15. moving
  16. closed
  17. ladies
  18. bruised
  19. freezing
  20. tapping

 

 

Vocabulary:  (The definition is based on the context in which the word is used in the story.  Learn and understand the meaning of each word.  You do not need to know the spelling.)

 

basked –  rested in pleasant warmth

 

buffeted – struck against powerfully

 

horizon – the line where the sky seems to meet the earth

 

quay – a dock where ships are loaded and unloaded

 

surf – to ride on waves, often on a surfboard

 

swell – a long wave that moves along without breaking

 

swooped – moved with a sudden, sweeping motion

 






Week of April 10

trouble

gather

sweater

dreamer

burger

answer

cover

able

customer

little

lighter

believable

father

mother

chuckle

freckle

riddle

order

older 

bubble


vocab:


language - spoken or written human speech.


salsa - a spicy sauce usually made of tomatoes, onions and peppers.


THAT'S ALL









vowel sounds like in “bought” and frequently used words

 

Week of March 13, 2017

 

  1. false
  2. naughty
  3. awfully
  4. trough
  5. paused
  6. tough
  7. daughter
  8. thought
  9. bought
  10. laughter
  11. cough
  12. haunt
  13. alright
  14. opposite
  15. sought
  16. caught
  17. squawk
  18. gnaw
  19. brought
  20. sauce    

 

 

Vocabulary:  (The definition is based on the context in which the word is used in the story.  Learn and understand the meaning of each word.  You do not need to know the spelling.)

 

bustling –  full of activity; busy

 

custom – a tradition; a way of doing something that many people follow

 

foreigners – people who come from a different country or place   

                      

passport – a government document that allows a person to travel in foreign 

                   countries

sight seeing – visiting interesting places; touring

 

skyscrapers – very tall buildings

 

vendor – someone who sells something                




Week of March 6, 2017

 

Spelling Words

*the vccv pattern and Frequently used words

 

  1. problem
  2. survive
  3. wisdom
  4. pretty
  5. perform
  6. suppose
  7. raccoon
  8. support
  9. thunder
  10. common
  11. sudden
  12. splatter
  13. danger
  14. disturb
  15. camper
  16. forget
  17. refer
  18. shipment
  19. undone
  20. window    
 

 

Vocabulary:  (The definition is based on the context in which the word is used in the story.  Learn and understand the meaning of each word.  You do not need to know the spelling.)

 

barren –  having little plant or animal life

 

crevasse – deep hole or crack

 

deserted – empty, not lived in, or having few or no people   

                      

floes – large sheets of floating ice

 

grueling – very tiring

 

impassable – not able to be crossed or traveled through

 

perilous – very dangerous

 

terrain – land, ground, or earth                               





Week of 2-13-17

 

*long i spelling patterns

                                                                                 

  1. sigh
  2. highlight
  3. lilac
  4. frighten
  5. silent
  6. sliding
  7. biting
  8. diving
  9. replies
  10. supplies
  11. tight
  12. pirate
  13. climate
  14. light
  15. design
  16. write
  17. right
  18. grind
  19. pilot
  20. blind 

Vocabulary:  (The definition is based on the context in which the word is used in the story.  Learn and understand the meaning of each word.  You do not need to know the spelling.)

ancestor – people one’s family comes from

elders – people who are older and often wise, respected leaders in a group

honor – to show special respect for

imitating – copying what someone does

respect – admiration or consideration






Spelling Words

                                                                                 

 

Week of 1-30-17

 

 Linking words, phrases & terms used in writing

 

1.   therefore

2.   but

3.   beginning

4.   one more

5.   also

6.   because

7.   for example

8.   lastly

9.   however

10.  another

11.  since

12.  opinion

13.  reason

14.  first

15.  next

16.  these

17.  topic

18.  once

19.  middle

20.  end

 

Vocabulary Words:  These words are found in our weekly story.  The definition is based on the context in which the word is used in the story.  Your child needs to learn and understand the meaning of each word and does not need to know the spelling.

 

border – a part that forms the outside edge of something

 

gathering – a coming together of people

 

needle – small, thin tool used for sewing

 

scraps – leftover bits of cloth

 

sewn – fastened with stitches using a needle and thread

 

threaded – passed thread through the eye of a needle











Week of 1-23-17

 

High Frequency Words

 

 

1.   once                                            11.  animal

2.   life                                               12.  enough

3.   four                                             13.  above

4.   kind                                             14.  earth

5.   high                                             15.  light

6.   country                                        16.  father

7.   picture                                         17.  second

8.   since                                            18.  ever

9.   paper                                           19.  sentence

10. across                                          20.  during

 

Vocabulary Words

 

Theses words are found in our weekly story.  The definition is based on the context in which the word is used in the story.

 

celebrity – a famous person

 

ceremonies – sets of acts that are carried out to honor a special event

 

exhibition – a display or show for the public

 

experts – people who have great knowledge or training in a special area

 

performers – people who present a special talent or skill to an audience

 

rodeo – a sporting event where cowboys display their skills







Spelling Words


Week of 1 - 16 - 17


SHORT WEEK - MLK Jr. Day Monday       

No spelling or vocab this week, we will be working on researching and writing an informational text piece on puffins.                                                                            

 

Week of 1-9-17

 

Words with a vowel –plus r sound as in –glare

 

  1. scare
  2.  glare
  3.  where
  4.  farewell
  5.  compare
  6.  aware
  7.  repair
  8.  prepare
  9.  declare
  10.  careful
  11.  wear
  12.  beware
  13.  swear
  14.  square
  15.  silverware
  16.  appear
  17.  scarred
  18.  library

 

Vocabulary:  (The definition is based on the context in which the word is used in the story.  Learn and understand the meaning of each word.  You do not need to know the spelling.)

 

ashore –  on or to the shore from the water

 

burrows – holes or tunnels small animals use as underground nests

 

instinctively – acting on an inner feeling; done without thinking

 

launching – sending up in the air

 

stranded – in a helpless or difficult position

 

uninhabited – having no people living there

 

venture – to set out to do something even though it might be dangerous




Spelling Jan. 4th, 2017

NO SPELLING OR STORY VOCAB THIS WEEK ~ welcome back!








 



 










 Spelling Words

Week of April 11, 2016


cities

bruised

freezing

trimming

dragging

babies

libraries

wasting

wrecking

supplied

chuckling

grabbed

knotted

exploring

plucking

repairing

factories

groceries

galaxies

closing


VOCAB:


armor - body covering, often metal; worn for battle

comrades - companions who share one's activities

farewell - goodbye

endured - put up with or lasted

triumphant - successful

troops - soliders

victorious - having won by defeating another






 Spelling Words


Week of April 4, 2016 ~ only 15 this week!

-er/-or-/-le


trouble

gather

sweater

dreamer

burger

cover

customer

little

lighter

father

mother

riddle

order

older

bubble


vocab:



language - spoken or written human speech


Spanish - a language


salsa - a spicy sauce made of tomatoes, onions and peppers


tortilla - a round, flat Mexican bread


tamale -  a fried, chopped meat and crushed peppers rolled in cornmeal dough and steamed


enchilada - a tortilla rolled around a filling then covered with a spicy sauce






Spelling Words

Week of February 29, 2016

*prefixes and suffixes:  un-, re-, -ful, -ly, -er

 

  1. helper
  2. unfair
  3. friendly
  4. unhappy
  5. remake
  6. careful
  7. unlike
  8. retell
  9. sadly
  10. farmer
  11. hopeful
  12. unhurt
  13. quickly
  14. thankful
  15. leader
  16. redo
  17. reuse
  18. singer
  19. untie
  20. dislike

Vocabulary:  (The definition is based on the context in which the word is used in the story.  Learn and understand the meaning of each word.  You do not need to know the spelling.)

 

appreciate –  to enjoy and understand

 

grazing – eating growing plants

 

population – relating to the number of people or animals living in a certain place

 

starve – to suffer or die from not having enough food

 

surrounding – on all sides of

 

territory – an area of land

 

wander – to move from place to place without reason                                                            

 

                                                                        

 


                                                                               

 




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