Week Three: Spelling

I’m not sure if anyone is using the spelling lessons or not. If you are, please comment on the post. If no one is using them, I’ll exchange the spelling lessons for another item. Thanks! 

 

Day One

Spelling list – words with the short and long “a” vowel sounds

**First day, go over each spelling word with your child. Make sure they can pronounce and understand the meaning of each one. For in-class work, have them copy each word correctly. **

 

Day Two

 

Day Three

 

Day Four

 

Day Five: Spelling Test! 

 

Book utilized in this week’s lesson: 
Evan-Moor, Building Spelling Skills: Amazon Link

 

Answer Key:

D2:
(long o) although, poem, moment, goalie, ceremony, approach, poetry, stowaway, envelope, antelope
(short o) molecule, obstacle, trolley, proverb, oxygen, obstinate
1. 3
2. 2
3. 3
4. 2
5. 2
6. 3
7. 4
8. 3
9. 3
10. 3
11. 2
12. 2

D3:
1. officer, obstacle, stowaway
2. poem or proverb, ceremony, envelope
3. Although, goalie, moment
4. often, proverb or poem
5. trolley
6. obstinate, antelope

D4:

List Two: Vocabulary

This week’s vocabulary words were supplied by…


Amazon Link

  1. vigilant
  2. sensible
  3. absurd
  4. cringe
  5. inconspicuous
  6. bountiful
  7. novice
  8. prior
  9. invincible
  10. emphasize 
     

    Day 1: write out definitions
    Day 2:
    pick 5 and use them each in a sentence
    Day 3:
    write a synonym or antonym for each
    Day 4:
    study for the test
    Day 5:
    test (see photos below) –  Give the test verbally or print the images.
     

    Answer Key: 

    2.2:
    1.L 2.R 3. Y 4. Y 5. H 6. A 7. P 8. S 9. L 10. U  (Niagara Falls)

    2.3
    1. U 2. I 3. O 4. G 5. N 6. F 7. S 8. D 9. T 10. A (St. Augustine, Florida)

 

Week Two: Spelling

DAY ONE

Spelling list – words with the short and long “e” vowel sounds

  • hockey
  • received
  • neither
  • believe
  • achievement
  • equality
  • referee
  • pleasant
  • illegal
  • nominee
  • electricity
  • frequent
  • entry
  • eagerly 
  • pique
  • abbreviate
  • tedious
  • (two bonus words, your choice)

**First day, go over each spelling word with your child. Make sure they can pronounce and understand the meaning of each one. For in-class work, have them copy each word correctly. **

 

DAY TWO

 

DAY THREE 

 

DAY FOUR

DAY FIVE – Spelling Test! 

 

 

Book utilized in this week’s lesson: 
Evan-Moor, Building Spelling Skills: Amazon Link

 

ANSWER KEY

Day Two

 

Day Three

1. referee, hockey, illegal
2. Neither, believe
3. received, achievemnet
4. eagerly, easel
5. frequent, electricity
6. nominee, equality

 

Day Four

 

 

Art and Social Studies

Project: Have your child create a cave art scene based on “An Important Day in Their Life.” Then, you can have them present it while you play anthropologist. If your child is unfamiliar with that term, then this is a great place to add a new word to their mental dictionary. 

You can expand the lesson by discussing the colors used in their artwork, where the colors came from, what they drew, and why it’s important to anthropologists. Cave Art Link

 


This was Cara’s creation. Do you know what it is?

Did you also know, back then, the artist signed their artwork with their handprint? So, make sure your artist signs theirs as well. 

First Science Project: Unit – Earth and Space

Design a Planet 

Possible art supplies needed for the planet’s construction: Styrofoam ball, paints, brushes, sequence, glue, construction paper, markers, skewer and carboard (for rings), and pom poms. I’m sure I miss some items. You might not even use all of the above mentioned, and that’s okay.

Along with the construction portion of the project, you’ll need to complete an oral presentation. All the information can be delivered through a slideshow, poster board, mini book, or brochure. It’s your choice so have fun with it. Below is a list of questions to help you create the information on your planet. Can’t wait to see your final project!! 

 

1.) Planet’s name?

2.) How close or far away is YOUR PLANET from OUR Earth or Sun?

3.) Which galaxy would you find it? If you’re “discovering a new planet,” you can “discover” a new galaxy too. 🙂

4.) Color? Size (Diameter)?

5.) Length of a year ____________________ days/Earth years?

6.) Average temperature?

7.) Number of moons? Suns?

8.) Population?

9.) Weather conditions?

10.) Terrain? Type of planet (gas, ice, dwarf, rocky, etc)?

11.) Life forms? Describe them.

12.) How does your planet compare to Earth?

13.) List any additional information you want, such as fun facts.

14.) Don’t forget to include your name!