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Reading  - This week we'll be talking about why we celebrate holidays, the phonics sounds of air, are (as in care) and ear (as in wear), cause/effect, author's purpose, and reading informational text.

Weekly Vocabulary

favorite few
gone surprise
wonder young
nation unite


Weekly Spelling List 

As you study these words and this week's sentence with your child, remember a reversal and capital letter where not needed is counted as a mistake.

This week's words:

fiar splash
share wear
pair favorite
three spare
bear surprise


This week's sentence:

If you want to wear my favorite pair of shoes, I will share.

Challenge Words
Students who receive a 100% on the pretest are assigned the challenge word list. They receive a 100% for their spelling grade on their test for the week.

wonder carefully
compare repair
footwear beware
nation colony
holiday celebrate


Challenge sentence:

We celebrate an important holiday in our nation.

Approaching words

pink mink
stink link
clink every
drink from
sink has


Approaching sentence:

That pink drink is from the store.

Click here for Spelling City (a website with lots of fun spelling activties).

Click here for counting coins.


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