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Mrs. McCarters Class Schedule
  KIM  10:10-10:55
 
KIM   1:50-2:35
 
Computer Lab Daily 9:10-9:50
 
Lunch 12:25-12:55
 
Homework
Monday- Spelling-Neatly write words three times each from Word List. Study vocabulary words. Read for 15 minutes in a library book.
Tuesday-Spelling-Write spelling words in ABC order. Study vocabulary words. Read 15 minutes in a library book.
Wednesday-Spelling-Take a practice spelling test and review vocabulary words for a test on Friday. Read for 15 minutes in a library book.
Thursday- Spelling- Write ten sentences using Word List. Check for correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Read 15 minutes in a libary book. Spelling test and Vocabulary Test on Friday.
Friday-No Homework!
 
Reading Street Vocabulary Words
Vocabulary Words “Iris and Walter” Week 1
1.   ladder- set of steps with two sides and rungs
2.    wonderful- amazing
3.    meadow-piece of grassy land like a pasture
4.    roller-skate- move on skates with wheels
5.    amazing- wonderful or surprising
6.    underground- under the ground you walk on
7.    dart- move very quickly from one place to another; kind of game
8.    decision- made up you mind to do something
9.    brittle- breaks very easily
10.    creature- an animal or person that is living
11.    investigate- try to find all about it
12.    urban- the city
13.    rural- the country

Vocabulary Words  “Exploring Space” Week 2
1.    Telescope- instrument that makes things far away seem close.
2.    Experiment-test to find something
3.    Astronaut- person who goes into space
4.    Gravity- natural force that makes everything on Earth move toward it.
5.    Shuttle- vehicle that carries astronauts into space
6.    Descend- go down
7.    Orbit- the path around something in space
8.    ascend- go up
9.    Universe- Earth, sun, moon, planets, and stars
10.    Meteorite- piece of stone or rock from space that hits something
11.    Enormous- very big and huge
12.    Launch- gets something going
13.    Journey- a long trip

Vocabulary Words “Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night” Week 3
1.detective- person who tries to solve a mystery or crime
2. slimy- feels slippery and gooey like a slug
3. identify- tell what something or someone is
4. fascinating- very interesting
5. wildlife-  animals and plants that live wild outdoors
6. tranquil- calm and peaceful
7.galaxy- huge group of stars, Earth, and the sun
8. underneath- under something
9. snuggled- cuddled together
10. drooled- let saliva or spit run from the mouth
11. shivered- shook with fear or from being cold
12. lanterns- lights inside containers that you can carry

Vocabulary Words “ A Walk in the Desert” Week 4
1.    precipitation- any kind of rain, snow, hail or other form of
2.    dunes- hills of sand in a desert that are formed by the wind
3.     landform- shape formed on land, such as hills, mountains, lakes, and deserts
4.     arid- very, very dry
5.     climate- kind of weather a place has
6.     coyote- small animal like a wolf
7.      desert- land that is sandy without much water
8.     cactus- plant with spines that grows in hot, dry places
9.      harsh- very rough
10.    haven- a safe place
11.    discovery- something found out for the first time
12.    ledge- a shelf
13.    forbidding- dangerous and scary

Vocabulary Words “The Strongest One”Week 5
1.    gnaws- bites at and wears away, like a dog with a bone
2.    relatives- people in the same family
3.    narrator- person who tells a story
4.    dangerous- not safe
5.    satisfaction- pleased and happy with something
6.    stun- shocked and very surprised, a kind of gun
7.    genius- someone who is very, very smart
8.    resist- work against something because you don’t want it.
9.    sturdy- strong and solid, hard to break or damage
10.    delicate- thin and easily broken
11.    inquire- ask questions
12.    exhibit- something set up for you to look at in a place like a museum or zoo

Vocabulary Words “ Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friends” Week 1
1.    Skittish- nervous and easily upset
2.    Instinct- an ability an animal is born with that makes it act a certain way.
3.    Blustery- when the wind blows hard and makes a lot of noise.
4.    Fast-paced- happening very quickly
5.    Avalanche- when a lot of snow suddenly slides down a mountain
6.    Rescue- save from danger
7.    Courageous- brave
8.    Hazard- something dangerous
9.    Slipped- slid without meaning to
10.    Collar- a band that a dog wears around its neck
11.    Brave- showing no fear of dangerous things

Vocabulary Words “ Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat” Week 2
1.    Contribute- help along with others
2.    Recreation- something you do to have a good time
3.    Compete- try very hard to win a contest
4.    Deserve- have a right to
5.    Mope- feel sad or sorry for yourself
6.    Aloft- high up in the air
7.    Tinker- work at something
8.     Actuate- start or put into action
9.    Terrific- very good
10.    Clutched- held tightly
11.    Spirit- energy; liveliness

Vocabulary Words “Turtle’s Race with Beaver”     Week 3
1.    coax- gently talk someone into doing something
2.    resolve- make a decision or fix a problem
3.    inhabit- live in
4.    conflict- struggle or fight, especially one that goes on for a long time
5.     startle- surprise or shock very suddenly
6.    vacation- time away from school or your usual duties
7.    ramp- slope or slant that connects two differing levels, used by wheelchairs
8.    serape- shawl or blanket that people can wear over their shirts
9.    embarrassed- uncomfortable or ashamed
10.    buried- covered
11.    challenge- to invite someone to take part in a game or an argument
12.    dam- something that blocks the flow of water
13.    lodge- a beaver’s den
14.    halfway- in the middle

Vocabulary Words “ The Bremen Town Musicians” Week 4
1.    struggle- work hard to do something difficult
2.    depend- count on or trust a person or thing
3.    familiar- well known or close to you from repeated contact
4.    insist- make a demand or take a stand
5.    partnership- two or more people become partners and join together to share something
6.    solution- process of solving a problem
7.    survival- act of living or surviving
8.    miserable- very, very, unhappy
9.    mill- building where grain is crushed into flour
10.    robbers- people who steal
11.    musician- someone who plays music
12.    excitement- feeling of being very happy
13.    monsters- scary creatures

Vocabulary Words “ A Turkey for Thanksgiving” Week 5
1.    Holiday- a day when people celebrate something
2.    Dine- eat dinner
3.    Decorate- make as pretty as you can, especially for holidays
4.    Flare- flame or light briefly and unsteadily; emergency signal
5.    Banquet- very special dinner
6.    Whispery- sounds like a whisper with a soft, rustling sound.
7.    Glimmer- unsteady light like the light from stars
8.    Riverbank- rising ground beside a river
9.    Lumbered- move slowly and walk awkwardly
10.    Thanksgiving- holiday for giving thanks
11.    Hooves- hard bottom part of feet of animals such as moose, deer, horses, and sheep
12.    Participate- join in something

Vocabulary Words “ Pearl and Wagner” Week 1
1.    unique- only one like it
2.    contraption- something that is put together in a very odd way
3.    sidekick- good friend and partner
4.    construct- build or put together
5.    trash- something of little use; garbage
6.    wad- a round lump like paper
7.    robot- machine with moving parts that is controlled by a computer
8.    electricity- energy that makes light, heat, motion, or force
9.    daydream- awake but thing of pleasant things
10.    scrap- tiny piece of something; leftover
11.    foolproof- so simple and safe that anybody can use it
12.     project- something you plan and then do or make

Vocabulary Words “ Dear Juno” Week 2
1.    deaf- cannot hear well or at all
2.    imitate- act like or be like a person or thing
3.    footprint- mark your foot makes when you step on something
4.    sign language- way of talking by making signs with your hands
5.    postage- money you pay to send a letter or something you want to mail
6.    transport- carry somewhere
7.    cove- small part of a sea or lake partly surrounded by land
8.    correspond- write to each other
9.    smudge- smeared or marked with dirty streaks
10.    persimmons- yellow and orange sweet fruits that are like plums
11.    photograph- picture taken with a  camera
12.    envelope- paper sleeve that is used to hold a letter

Vocabulary Words “ Anansi Goes Fishing” Week 3
1.    Delicious- something that tastes really good
2.    Justice- something that is fair and right
3.    Weave- form threads into cloth or web to make straw into hats or baskets
4.    Lazy- not liking to work or be active
5.    Incident- something that happens
6.    Contentment- feeling of being pleased or satisfied
7.    Snicker- giggle or laugh in a mean way
8.    Cure- something that makes you feel better and healthy again
9.    Prey- animal that is hunted and killed by another animal
10.    Consume- eat or use it all up
11.     Boast- brags or speaks too well of himself or herself
12.    Shrewd- very clever and smart
13.    Gloat- think of something you’re very satisfied with

Vocabulary Words “ Rosa and Bianca” Week 4
1.    forever- never ending or always
2.    efficient- get things done without wasting time or energy
3.    beam- smile in a happy way
4.    situation- act or something or condition
5.     chiles- a hot pepper that is used as seasonings
6.    tortillas- thin, round cakes made of corn meal that are served hot.
7.    luckiest- having more luck and good fortune than anyone else
8.    dismay- feeling of deep disappointment and fear
9.    abundant- more than enough or plenty
10.    generous- shares with other people and is unselfish
11.    assist- help do something

Vocabulary Words “ A Weed Is a Flower” Week 5
1.    agriculture- about farming
2.    college- school of learning to attend after high school
3.     laboratory- place where tests and experiments are done
4.    greenhouse- building with glass or plastic sides where plants are kept warm
5.    accomplish- succeed in carrying it out or finishing it
6.    unusual- not usual or not ordinary
7.    original- only one of its kind or the first of something
8.    scientist- person who is trained in science and is an expert at it
9.    process- prepare by following a set of steps
10.    excel- better than most people at something
11.    research- very careful investigation or hunting for facts
12.    opportunity- good chance or a favorable time

Vocabulary Words “ The Quilt Story” Week 1
1.    scientist- thinking about one thing very carefully
2.    origin- the country in which you were born or where you feel you belong
3.    unusual- not common
4.    accomplish- complete a task
5.    preserve- protect from anything that would cause something to be ruined or spoiled
6.    valuable- worth something or is important
7.    represent- stand for or symbolize
8.    tough- difficult to do
9.    unpacked- remove from suitcase or another container
10.    hatchet- small ax with a short handle
11.    wrapped- covered by winding or folding using paper or another material.
12.    stitched- fastened together with stitches
13.    patchwork- different pieces of cloth sewn together
14.    trunks- sturdy boxes in which objects are packed
15.    quilt- bed covering made by stitching together layers of fabric
16.    blankets- coverings for beds used to keep sleepers warm
17.    stuffing- soft material used to fill an object
18.    pretended- make-believe

Vocabulary Words “ Life Cycle of a Pumpkin” Week 2
1.    fruit- part of a plant that  contains seeds
2.    soil- top layer of the Earth’s surface
3.    bumpy- covered with spots or lumps
4.    harvest- to gather crops
5.    vine- plant with a long, thin stem
6.    root- part of a plant that takes in water and holds the plant in place
7.    cycle- series of actions that happen in the same order
8.    smooth- flat or even
9.    wither- to dry up
10.    tendrils- slender, curling part of a plant
11.    nutrients- proteins, vitamins, and minerals that living things need to grow and be healthy
12.    bury- put in a hole under the ground
13.    annual- happens one time a year
14.    adapt- change to fit new situations or surroundings
15.    massive- extremely large
16.    ancient- very old things
17.    sprout- very young plant
18.    undisturbed- not bothered or moved from its normal place

Vocabulary Words “ Frogs” Week 3
1.    pond- small body of water
2.    wonderful- causing wonder or amazement
3.    powerful- having power or great strength
4.    insects- animals with six legs and a three-part body
5.    crawls- moves slowly on hands or knees
6.    skin- outer covering of the body
7.    shed- to drop or lose
8.    canopy- covering above something
9.    forepaw- one of the front feet of an animal with four paws
10.    forage- go from place to place looking for something, usually food
11.    pursue- follow or chase
12.    stage- step or time in a person’s or animal’s life
13.    restless- not able to be still
14.    appearance- the way something looks
15.    transform- change

Vocabulary Words “I Like Where I Am” Week 4
1.    trouble- something that is difficult or upsetting
2.    giant- very large or huge
3.    chuckle- to laugh quietly
4.    fair- just and by the rules
5.    strong- having great power or strength
6.    block- part of a city or town
7.    tears- drops of salty water that comes from your eyes
8.    glee- great happiness or joy
9.    usually- something that commonly happens
10.    accent- pronounce words in a way that is heard in a different part of the country
11.    forlorn- lonely or sad
12.    quiver- shakes quickly with movements or sounds
13.    foreign- someone for a different country
14.    tease- make fun of in a playful or a hurtful way
15.    adjust- get used to a new situation or change something to make it better
16.    landmark- natural or human- made feature that identifies a location
17.    unexpected- a surprise for something you do not think will happen

Vocabulary Words “ Helen Keller” Week 5
1.    special- different in some way
2.    pressing- putting a force on something
3.    branches- parts of a tree that grow from the trunk
4.    picnic- meal eaten outdoors
5.    angry- feeling mad and full of anger
6.    fingers- parts of the hand
7.    clung- held onto or stuck to
8.    fierce- wild or dangerous
9.    scent- the way something smells
10.    tantrum- an outburst
11.    terrifying- makes someone feel very frightened
12.    breeze- a wind that is not too strong
13.    condition- the way a thing or person is
14.    predict- say what you think will happen in the future
15.    sparkle- shines or glitters
16.    swirl- twist around and around
17.    funnel- cone-shape of a tornado
18.    whip- flap or move back and forth

Vocabulary Words “ The Quilt Story” Week 1
1.    scientist- thinking about one thing very carefully
2.    origin- the country in which you were born or where you feel you belong
3.    unusual- not common
4.    accomplish- complete a task
5.    preserve- protect from anything that would cause something to be ruined or spoiled
6.    valuable- worth something or is important
7.    represent- stand for or symbolize
8.    tough- difficult to do
9.    unpacked- remove from suitcase or another container
10.    hatchet- small ax with a short handle
11.    wrapped- covered by winding or folding using paper or another material.
12.    stitched- fastened together with stitches
13.    patchwork- different pieces of cloth sewn together
14.    trunks- sturdy boxes in which objects are packed
15.    quilt- bed covering made by stitching together layers of fabric
16.    blankets- coverings for beds used to keep sleepers warm
17.    stuffing- soft material used to fill an object
18.    pretended- make-believe

Vocabulary Words “ Life Cycle of a Pumpkin” Week 2
1.    fruit- part of a plant that  contains seeds
2.    soil- top layer of the Earth’s surface
3.    bumpy- covered with spots or lumps
4.    harvest- to gather crops
5.    vine- plant with a long, thin stem
6.    root- part of a plant that takes in water and holds the plant in place
7.    cycle- series of actions that happen in the same order
8.    smooth- flat or even
9.    wither- to dry up
10.    tendrils- slender, curling part of a plant
11.    nutrients- proteins, vitamins, and minerals that living things need to grow and be healthy
12.    bury- put in a hole under the ground
13.    annual- happens one time a year
14.    adapt- change to fit new situations or surroundings
15.    massive- extremely large
16.    ancient- very old things
17.    sprout- very young plant
18.    undisturbed- not bothered or moved from its normal place

Vocabulary Words “ Frogs” Week 3
1.    pond- small body of water
2.    wonderful- causing wonder or amazement
3.    powerful- having power or great strength
4.    insects- animals with six legs and a three-part body
5.    crawls- moves slowly on hands or knees
6.    skin- outer covering of the body
7.    shed- to drop or lose
8.    canopy- covering above something
9.    forepaw- one of the front feet of an animal with four paws
10.    forage- go from place to place looking for something, usually food
11.    pursue- follow or chase
12.    stage- step or time in a person’s or animal’s life
13.    restless- not able to be still
14.    appearance- the way something looks
15.    transform- change

Vocabulary Words “I Like Where I Am” Week 4
1.    trouble- something that is difficult or upsetting
2.    giant- very large or huge
3.    chuckle- to laugh quietly
4.    fair- just and by the rules
5.    strong- having great power or strength
6.    block- part of a city or town
7.    tears- drops of salty water that comes from your eyes
8.    glee- great happiness or joy
9.    usually- something that commonly happens
10.    accent- pronounce words in a way that is heard in a different part of the country
11.    forlorn- lonely or sad
12.    quiver- shakes quickly with movements or sounds
13.    foreign- someone for a different country
14.    tease- make fun of in a playful or a hurtful way
15.    adjust- get used to a new situation or change something to make it better
16.    landmark- natural or human- made feature that identifies a location
17.    unexpected- a surprise for something you do not think will happen

Vocabulary Words “ Helen Keller” Week 5
1.    special- different in some way
2.    pressing- putting a force on something
3.    branches- parts of a tree that grow from the trunk
4.    picnic- meal eaten outdoors
5.    angry- feeling mad and full of anger
6.    fingers- parts of the hand
7.    clung- held onto or stuck to
8.    fierce- wild or dangerous
9.    scent- the way something smells
10.    tantrum- an outburst
11.    terrifying- makes someone feel very frightened
12.    breeze- a wind that is not too strong
13.    condition- the way a thing or person is
14.    predict- say what you think will happen in the future
15.    sparkle- shines or glitters
16.    swirl- twist around and around
17.    funnel- cone-shape of a tornado
18.    whip- flap or move back and forth

Vocabulary Words “Firefighter!” Week 1
1.    station- building where service takes place
2.    building-  place with walls and a roof
3.    roar- a loud, deep noise
4.    masks- covering for the face
5.    quickly- in a fast way
6.    tightly- fitting in a close way
7.    burning- hurting or harming someone or something by fire
8.    hydrant- metal structure connected to a water supply for use on fires
9.    outriggers- leg-like structures that hold a fire truck steady
10.    fireproof- something made to resist burning easily
11.    teamwork- group of people put a lot of effort into doing something together
12.    community- people that live around you
13.    responsible- do a job or take charge of something that others are counting on
14.    operation- when a doctor or vet opens the body to fix something
15.    supplies- things you need to do a particular job or activity
16.    instrument- any tool used by doctors and vets to them examine a patient, to help fix an injury, or to repair a part of the body
17.    lug- when you carry or pull something that is very heavy or clumsy
18.    caretaker- a person who makes sure that everything on the inside and outside of a building is clean and in working order

Vocabulary Words “One Dark Night” Week 2
1.pour- rains heavily
2. lightning- flash of light in the sky during a storm
3. thunder- loud sound in the sky that comes after a flash of lightning
4. storm- heavy rain, snow, or hail
5. flashes- moves quickly by
6. pound- hits with noise and force
7.rolling- making a loud deep sound
8. stray- lost
9. brooding- worrying or thinking hard
10. nudging- giving a small push
11. release- set something free or let it go
12. pellets- small balls of material pressed together
13. pollute- when someone damages the air, soil, or water by making it dirty with harmful substances
14. litter-scraps or pieces of trash left around
15. fragile-if something can break or be damaged easily
16. concern-when you have a reason to worry about something
17. protection- if you keep something from being harmed or damaged
18. growth- process of something getting bigger or developing

Vocabulary Words “Bad Dog, Dodger!” Week 3
1.    practice- to repeat an action in order to improve
2.    grab- took hold of something suddenly
3.    chew- grinding something between your teeth
4.    chased- ran after someone
5.    treat- a special gift, often food
6.    wagged- moved from side to side
7.    dripping- liquid falling slowly, drop by drop
8.    spectators- people who watch an event
9.    bleachers- raised seats on which people sit to watch sports games
10.    dugout- shelter where baseball players sit when they’re waiting to play
11.    cooperate- when people or animals work together to accomplish a goal
12.    obedient- when a person or animal is willing to do what they are told to do
13.    behavior- the way people or animals act or behave
14.    companion- a person or animal who spends time with you as a friend
15.    properly- when something is done in a correct way
16.    reprimand- you get a talking to, a warning, or a scolding for doing something wrong
17.    consider- think about very carefully before making a decision
18.    confident- sure about things or certain you have the ability to do something

Vocabulary Words “Horace and Morris” Week 4
1.    adventure- an exciting experience
2.    climb- went upward
3.    great- best or most wonderful
4.    true- most real or loyal
5.    clubhouse- house or structure where a group meets
6.    exploring- going someplace to discover what it is like
7.    wondered- wanted to know more
8.    sewer- underground pipes that carry away waste
9.    downhearted- very sad
10.    firmly- say something in a determined way that shows you won’t change
11.    ferocious- powerful, violent, or fierce
12.    advantage- in a better or more favorable position than someone else
13.    defiant- openly disobedient or challenging to someone else
14.    demand- order someone to do something
15.    respect- feeling of high regard you have for another person
16.    appreciate- feel grateful or thankful for something
17.    communicate- talk to each other or keep in touch in other ways such as writing or sign language

Vocabulary Words “ Signmaker’s Assistant” Week 5
1.    idea- thought or opinion
2.    important- taken seriously
3.    blame- say that something is someone’s fault
4.    signmaker- someone that makes signs or public notices
5.    townspeople- people who live in a town
6.    afternoon- time of day between noon and night
7.    troublemaker- someone who often intentionally causes difficulties or problems
8.    protest- tell or show how you disagree
9.    scold- tell someone off or discipline them
10.    interrupt- stop someone who is talking or stop something that is happening
11.    citizen- if you are born or legally accepted by a country
12.    apologize- say you are sorry for doing or saying something that has upset someone
13.    judgment- when people make decisions about what is sensible
14.    hoard- collect and store something away

Vocabulary Words “ Josh Gibson” Week 1
1.    field- piece of land used for some special purpose
2.    cheers- calls out or yells loudly to show that you like something
3.    threw- sent something through the air by force of your arm
4.    sailed- moved smoothly like a ship with sails
5.    plate- hard rubbed slab that a baseball player stands beside to bat
6.    bases- places that are stations or goals in certain games
7.    Louisville slugger- a popular kind of baseball bat
8.    forties- the years between 1940 & 1949
9.    soar- to fly upward
10.    professional-  type of job in which people are paid for their skill and training
11.    disguise- clothes or make-up someone wears to change the way he or she looks so he or she won’t be recognized
12.    shortstop- infield position on a baseball team
13.    champion- winner of a game or competition
14.    challenge- test of someone’s abilities
15.    effort- physical and mental energy you use to do something to achieve a goal
16.    athlete- somebody who used skills and abilities to compete in sports
17.    dainty- delicate and pretty

Vocabulary Words “ Red, White, and Blue”   Week 2
1.    freedom- being able to do, say, and think as you please
2.    flag- piece of colored cloth with stars and other symbols on it that represents a state or country
3.    stripes- long, narrow bank of color
4.    stars- shape that has five or six points
5.    nicknames- names used instead of real names
6.    birthday- the day you were born
7.    America- another name for North America and South America or the United States
8.    Congress- national law making group of the United States
9.    colonies-  groups of people that left their own land to settle in another land
10.    American Revolution- war in which 13 American colonies gained their freedom from England
11.    unfurl- to unroll or spread out
12.    allegiance- loyalty or faithfulness a person feels to his or her country, a leader, a friend, or family
13.    indivisible- cannot be divided or separated into parts
14.    frayed- worn away on the edges and threads are hanging loose
15.    patriotic- shows love and loyalty to his or her country
16.    history- all that has happened in the life of a person, a country, or field of study such as science or art
17.    independence- freedom from being controlled by other people or countries
18.    symbol- something such as a sign, a mark, or an object that stands for something else

Vocabulary Words “Birthday Basket for Tia” Week 3
1 present- gift that someone gives you or that you give someone
2. aunt- your father’s sister, your mother’s sister, or your uncle’s wife
3. basket- something to carry or store things in
4. collects- bring together or gather together
5. bank- place where people keep their money
6. favorite- the one you like better than all the others
7. tia- Spanish word for aunt
8. piñata- decorated container filled with candy and toys that is hung at parties for blindfolded people to break open with a stick
9. ninetieth- next after the 89th
10. brilliant- very bright and sparkling
11. snapshot- simple picture taken with a camera
12. inspect- the way you look at something
13. custom- something that people always do or have done for a long time
14. celebration- party in which people might eat, play music, and have a good time together to show happiness about a special day
15. create- make something that hasn’t been made before
16. tradition- custom or belief that is handed down from generation to generation

Vocabulary Words “ Cowboys” Week 4
1.    cattle- cows and bulls raised for their meat, milk, or skins
2.    trails- path across a field or through the woods
3.    cowboy- person who works on a cattle ranch or a rodeo
4.    herd- a group of cows
5.    campfire- fire used in a camp used for cooking or warmth
6.    railroad- road or track of two steel rails for trains to run on
7.    galloped-run very fast
8.    chuckwagon- wagon that carries food and cooking equipment for cowboys
9.    roundup- act of driving or bringing cattle together from long distances
10.    bellowed- a loud, deep noise
11.    occupation- work that a person does to earn a living
12.    buckaroo- another name for a cowboy or cowhand
13.    climate- kind of weather that happens in a particular place
14.    livestock- animals such as cows or chickens that are raised on farms
15.    drover- another name for a cowboy who herds droves of cattle along a trail
16.    rawhide- animal hide that has been tanned or made into leather
17.    legend- story that has been passed down through the years that many people believe
18.    lariat-  a lasso or stiff rope with sliding loop at one end used for catching horses or cows

Vocabulary Words “ Jingle Dancer” Week 5
1.clattering- making a loud noise, like plates or silverware striking together
2. drum- musical instrument that makes a sound when it is beaten
3. jingles- to make sounds like bells
4. voice- sound you make with your mouth
5. borrow- get something from a person just for a while
6. silver- shiny white metal used to make coins, jewelry, and other things
7. moccasins- soft shoe without an attached heel
8.regalia- fine clothes
9.shuffled- dragged your feet while walking
10. sash- long piece of cloth that can be tied around your waist or worn over one shoulder
11. fidget- when you move around in a restless way
12. evergreen- type of tree or shrub that stays green all year long such as pine trees
13.multicolored- something that has many colors
14. ceremony- program of entertainment often held annually
15. compliment- raise or something kind said about someone
16. festival- program of entertainment often held annually
17. culture- the beliefs, customs, and behaviors of groups of people at a certain time
 
Scott Foresman Reading Street
Second Grade Spelling Words


Week 1:  Iris and Walter
drum
rock
list
desk
job
sad
chop
sack
tag
rib
mess
dust
pocket
lettuce
engine

Week 2:  Exploring Space
tune
page
nose
space
size
fine
mice
late
cube
blaze
home
vote
erase
confuse
spice

Week 3:  Henry & Mudge
stop
strap
nest
hand
brave
ask
clip
stream
mask
twin
breeze
state
browse
straight
skeleton

Week 4:  Walk in the Desert
talked
talking
dropped
dropping
excited
exciting
lifted
lifting
hugged
hugging
smiled
smiling
dragging
amazed
danced

Week 5:  Strongest One
bunch
that
wish
patch
when
what
math
them
shape
whale
itch
chase
whiskers
switch
shrimp

Week 6:  Tara & Tiree
part
hard
born
horse
before
more
smart
farm
porch
corn
chore
score
cardinal
therefore
morning

Week 7: Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat
I’ll
wasn’t
it’s
he’s
I’m
didn’t
who’s
she’s
we’ll
isn’t
hasn’t
hadn’t
wouldn’t
shouldn’t
where’s

Week 8:Turtle’s Race with Beaver
her
person 
nurse
dirt
turn
birth
serve
curb
curl
skirt
purse
turtle
hamburger
surface
perfect

Week 9:  Bremen Town Musician
note
notes
lunch
lunches
story
stories
tune
tunes
switch
switches
baby
babies
crumbs
supplies
centuries

Week 10: Turkey for Thanksgiving
tall
main
wait
say
away
play
raise
brain
paint
stay
today
tray
holiday
daily
raisin

Week 11:  Pearl & Wagner
read
feel
easy
deep
seat
party
wheel
leave
windy
sleep
teeth
team
wreath
season
eagle

Week 12:  Dear Juno
goat
hold
show
most
bowl
float
toast
ago
open
told
toad
slow
almost
throat
hollow

Week 13:  Anansi Goes Fishing
basketball
someone
weekend
something
birthday
riverbank
bathtub
backyard
driveway
bedtime
raindrop
mailbox
grandparent
rattlesnake
earthquake

Week 14:  Rosa and Blanca
find
child
sky
bright
wild
fly
right
flight
spider
cry
blind
myself
frighten
arrival
identify

Week 15:  Weed Is a Flower
sooner
soonest
hotter
hottest
busier
busiest
happier
happiest
smaller
smallest
fatter
fattest
angrier
angriest
straighter
straightest

Week 16:  Quilt Story
ankle
title
apple
cable
purple
able
bugle
bundle
bubble
giggle
sparkle
tickle
mumble
scramble
twinkle

Week 17:  Life Cycle of a Pumpkin
put
cook
stood
full
wood
July
shook
push
pull
brook
hook
hood
pudding
cushion
footprint

Week 18:  Frogs
around
about
gown
sound
flower
howl
ground
pound
crown
south
mouse
downtown
mountain
boundary
drowsy

Week 19:  I Like Where I Am
joy
noise
royal
moist
broil
cowboy
spoil
joint
foil
enjoy
destroy
loyal
employee
corduroy
turquoise

Week 20:  Helen Keller & the Big Storm
too
new
fruit
blue
true
cool
suit
spoon
clue
juice
drew
flew
cruise
nephew
shampoo

Week 21:  Firefighter!
cheerful
visitor
slowly
weekly
teacher
helper
hardly
graceful
yearly
quickly
fighter
sailor
gardener
competitor
extremely

Week 22:  One Dark Night
unsafe
preheat
rerun
disappear
unlock
retie
rewind
unpack
unplug
preschool
disagree
prehistoric
unfortunate
reunion
regroup

Week 23:  Bad Dog, Dodger!
knock
sigh
knee
wrong
write
climb
wrap
wren
gnat
lamb
comb
knob
knuckle
plumber
wrestle

Week 24:  Horace & Morris
phone
enough
stuff
laugh
puff
giraffe
graph
tough
photo
rough
cough
cliff
dolphin
physical
autograph

Week 25:  Signmaker’s Assistant
talk
because
August
caught
draw
walk
chalk
auto
taught
thaw
fault
launch
applause
audience
awkward

Week 26:  Just Like Josh Gibson
we’re
I’ve
don’t
he’d
can’t
you’re
won’t
they’re
I’d
they’d
she’d
we’ve
could’ve
would’ve
should’ve

Week 27:  Red, White, and Blue
tried
trying
planned
planning
liked
liking
hiked
hiking
cried
crying
skipped
skipping
danced
dancing
replied
replying

Week 28:  Birthday Basket for Tia
mixture
nation
section
future
picture
action
caution
station
fixture
motion
nature
feature
furniture
adventure
tuition

Week 29:  Cowboys
kindness
careless
goodness
useless
fearless
darkness
sadness
sickness
helpless
thankless
fitness
weakness
awareness
eagerness
wireless

Week 30:  Jingle Dancer
midair
misplace
mislead
midway
misprint
midday
midweek
misbehave
midyear
mismatch
misdeed
mistake
midstream
midnight
misbehavior



 
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