Week 26: Spelling test and reading vocab/comp quizzes are scheduled for Thursday, March 3 due to STEM Challenge Day on Friday.
All agendas have been updated through March 4. Spelling lists have been distributed and vocab words and definitions have been posted in the classroom as well as here in the blog. Spelling list is challenging this week - all words have the -ei vowel combination:
deceive ceiling either protein neighbor neither conceited freight beige height vein weird their veil eight sleigh receive foreign receipt seize
Reading - Heat Wave! by Helen Ketteman horizon - the imaginary line where sky appears to meet land clump - a ragged, uneven bunch crinkled - wrinkled snagged - caught and tangled harvest - crops (or the act of collecting/gathering in crops) blizzard - huge snowstorm sprouted - begun to grow, as a seed sprouted to become a tiny plant pasture - fenced farmland churned - stirred, shook singe - slightly burned whiff - tiny scent, aroma, fragrance trough - feed box for animals resist - fight the urge for frisky - playful miscalculated - to calculate, or plan, incorrectly mystery word - hyperbole - an extreme exaggertion
English terms: simile - a direct comparison using LIKE or AS (as quiet as a mouse) metaphor - an indirect comparison of two unlike things (a carpet of grass) personification - giving human characteristics to inanimate (non-living) objects alliteration - repeating the first letter/sound several times in a phrase or sentence (Mrs. Margie McMasters teaches Math.)