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Fifth Grade Parent Newsletter 

This week we are reading “The Gymnast” by Gary Soto.  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

invisible, illiterate, irregular, irresistible, impossible, informal, illegal, impatient, independent, incorrect, inactive, imperfect, impolite, immature, illogical, indefinite, inappropriate, immobile, irresponsible, inexpensive, irrelevant, irreparable, intolerant, indisputable, impersonal 

Vocabulary WordMeaning

bluish

somewhat blue

cartwheels

sideways handsprings with the legs and arms kept straight

gymnastics

a sport in which very difficult exercises are performed

hesitation

act of failing to act promptly

limelight

center of public attention and interest

skidded

slipped or slid sideways while moving

somersault

to run or jump, turning the heels over the head

throbbing

beating rapidly or strongly

wincing

drawing back suddenly