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Fifth Grade Parent Newsletter

 

This week we are reading “Ghost Towns of the American West” by Raymond Bial.  We will focus on some vocabulary words in this story.  It would be helpful if you will reinforce the meaning of these words at home with your child.  Also, on this newsletter you will find our spelling words for the week.  Please practice these words at home as well.  The words in italics are our challenge spelling words.  Let’s have a great week!

 Spelling Words: politics, political, major, majority, equal, equation, sign, signature, arrive, arrival, inspire, inspiration, human, humanity, clean, cleanse, resign, resignation, unite, unity, magic, magician, remedy, remedial, individual, individuality 

Vocabulary Word

Meaning

economic

of or about the management of the income, supplies, and expenses of a household, government, etc.

independence

freedom from the control, influence, support, or help of others

overrun

to spread over

scrawled

written or drawn poorly or carelessly

vacant

not occupied

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