March, 2012

Vocabulary and Spelling Words – Week of March 26, 2012

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Test on April 2nd conquer – to defeat siege- the surrounding of a town/an attack conserve- to use carefully and without wasting determined- firm; stubborn desperate- nearly hopeless misfortune-bad luck astonish- to amaze assume- to suppose invade-to enter by force …Continue reading →

Weekly Newsletter- March 26, 2012

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Weekly Newsletter- Week of March 27, 2012   Language Arts Poetry lessons about figurative language Reading and sharing ocean tri-boards with each other Journal writing- prompts provided each morning. Children are writing paragraphs. Word Wisdom- Theme – Carcassonne (a legend …Continue reading →

Challenge Weekly Newsletter- Week of March 19th

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Language Arts * Continue to read Winn Dixie at home. * We are reading Mixed up Files at school and doing a literary analysis by making a brochure. * Sharing our ocean reports with each other. *Word Wisdom- Review week …Continue reading →

Prefix and Suffix meanings- Week of March 19th

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Quiz on Tuesday, March 27 Prefixes: pre      means before un       means not dis      means not re       means do again Suffixes: -ful      means full of -or,-ar,er     means “one who” -able             means can be done -ly                  means a characteristic of -less             means …Continue reading →

Weekly Newsletter- Week of March 12, 2012

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Language Arts Spelling and vocabulary words- Test on March 19th Special announcement: There is some confusion as to whether or not to read a monthly book for a fiction book report. So, please have your child read a book this …Continue reading →

Spelling and Vocabulary Words- Week of March 12, 2012

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congregate- to gather compromise- an agreement participation- taking part in something personal- relating to a certain person domestic-tame rival-a competitor privacy-being alone individual- separate reputation- something you are known for custom- habit of a certain group

Spelling/Vocabulary words- Week of March 5th

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association- a group of people with same interests matriarch- female head of family publicity- news given out to get attention paternal- related through a father population- all the people in a place maternity- motherhood social- enjoying company of others patriarch- …Continue reading →

Weekly Newsletter- March 5, 2012

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Weekly Challenge Newsletter- March 5, 2012   Language Arts: *Beginning to read a Newberry Medal Award winning book called From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I will refer to it as Mixed Up Files for short. …Continue reading →

Weekly Newsletter- Feb. 27, 2012

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Weekly Challenge Newsletter- Feb. 27, 2012 Language Arts-  Word Wisdom vocabulary and spelling words are posted on the blog. This week’s theme: Manners. We’re finishing writing ocean animal reports and adding finishing touches to ocean tri-boards. Since we’ve finished The …Continue reading →