Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We know the Spanish Alphabet! Thanks Mrs. Martinez for teaching us and making this cool video!

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Spelling and Vocabulary- Week of Nov. 3-7

4th Grade Spelling Words
difficulty, champion, heaviest, permissible, hurried, typhoon, circular, criticize, analyze, missionary, Louisiana, sugar, tidiest, dynamite, conversation, victorious, reputation, encyclopedia, gymnasium, congratulations, cozier, fanciful, hydrant
absorb- to soak in or take in
humility- the absence of pride
unanimous- showing complete agreement
effect- a result
aviator- a pilot
hinder-to get in the way of; to prevent
surgeon- a doctor who performs operations

3rd grade Spelling Words
Thanksgiving Day, Pilgrims, Mayflower, England, Plymouth, freedom, raise, prayer, holiday, favorite, festival, parade, November, Thursday, feasting, Indians, pumpkin, cranberries, harvest
gratitude- thankfulness
reverent- showing respect, awe, and love
geography- the study of the earth

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


A fun and very cold day at SIFAT.

The girls busy making corn tortillas.


The boys in front of the bamboo fence they constructed!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Spelling and Vocabulary for Oct. 6-10

4th Grade Vocabulary Review
accuracy-correctness
ancestor-a relative of long ago
anxiety-fear about what may happen
apologize-to say you're sorry
apparent-easily seen or understood
architect-one who draws plans for new buildings
banquet-a large meal for a special occasion
courageous-brave
errand-a short trip
essay-a short composition
eternity-endless time
extraordinary-very unusual
frail-slender and weak
gratitude-thankfulness
honesty-truthfulness
impulsive-acting upon a sudden notion
legend-a story handed down from the past
legible-clearly written
omit-to leave out
organize-to arrange in good order
pamphlet-a booklet
predicament-an unpleasant, difficult situation
pursue-to chase
quaint-odd in an interesting way
recognize-to identify
recommend-to suggest
sanitary-clean
scholar-a student
shrewd-clever
utensil-a useful tool

3rd Grade Spelling Words

ocean, excited, sprout, payment, germs, threaten, cricket, sparkle, microwave, shampoo, sweater, hurricane, mowing, slight, draining, your, you’re, very, everybody
inquire-to ask about
prompt-on time
observe-to notice or watch

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Scripture, Spelling and Vocab. for Sept.29- Oct. 3



“The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save; He will take great delight in you; he will quiet you with his love; He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
4th Grade Spelling Words
abbreviation, quitter, towel, toward, surrounded, lettuce, spinach, cauliflower, knitting, Rhode Island, Vermont, shipment, apparel, credit card, advertise, clearance, gift certificate, glutton, particular, fragrance, attacked, necessary, announcement
apparent-easily seen or understood
anxiety-fear about what may happen
competition-a contest
generosity-willingness to give to others
omit-to leave out
3rd Grade Spelling Words
drown, glaring, graduate, grace, scribble, chapter, pretzels, terrible, scanner, sneeze, remember, soccer, fountain, splatter, speak, excellent, receive, believe, off
comprehend- to understand
enormous- very, very big
respect- to think highly of

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"Consider it all joy, my brethern, when you encounter various trails, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete lacking in nothing."
James 1:2-4
4th Grade Spelling List 6
absence, excitement, committee, exactly, forgotten, awkward, miniature, caution, Wednesday, error, New Hampshire, Virginia, lawyer, vacuum, planning, disappearance, psalm, controlled, naturally, winning, children, daughter, seldom
rejoice-to be filled with joy, pleasure, or satisfaction
shrewd-clever
sanitary-clean
recommend-to suggest; to approve
legend-a story handed down from the past

3rd Grade Spelling List 6
grateful, award, owe, future, feather, dishwasher, giant, flavor, practice, castle, shadow, sketch, dividend, divisor, quotient, even, odd
brisk-quick in manner or movement
minimum-the smallest amount
appear-to be seen

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Scripture,Spelling and Vocab. for September 8-12

Do you ever wonder why bad things happen to you? Sometimes its because we make bad choices, but sometimes we may be trying our best to live according to God's Word and still....bad things happen. The book of James gives us an interesting look at problems. We all have problems - and James teaches us what to do when they pop up.

We are currently memorizing the scriptures below.

James 1:2-4

"Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trails, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."

Spelling List 5 - 4th Grade
neither, weird, government, rest, leisure, restaurant, physician, social, raisin, though, burrito, solar, Maryland, South Carolina, foreign, nobly, cheeseburger, protein, pepperoni, lasagna, appetite, height, approach, seize
pursue- to chase
quaint- odd in an interesting way
architect-one who draws plans for new buildings
courageous-brave
prairie- grassy land with few trees

Spelling List 5- 3rd Grade
dream, eighteen, twenty, fifty, surprise, soil, drowsy, pledge, smooth, balloons, break, money, multiplication, problem, factor, product, answer,
decision- the act of making up one’s mind
frail- weak
miscellaneous-not all of one kind

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Spelling and Vocabulary for September 1-5

Grade 3 – List 4
attention, lying, honor, often, shoulder, frozen, milkshake, blare, missed, closet, treasure, addend, minuend, subtrahend, difference, autumn, flower
zoology- the study of animals
vibrate- to move rapidly back and forth
scamper- to run quickly

Grade 4 -List 4
gigantic, pier, cousin, enemy, orange, fourth, surprise, stomach, minister, cyclone, Massachusetts, grieve, janitor, tithe, hyphen, aspirin, accompany, ceiling, baptize, Christian, petal, audience, really,
scholar-a student; a person of much learning
pamphlet-a booklet
ancestor-a relative of long ago
commandment- an order
honesty- truthfulness

Monday, August 25, 2008

Scripture, Spelling and Vocabulary for Aug. 25-29

I love how radical Jesus is. He is so non-concerned with the patterns of this world. This week we are learning Matthew 5:44. It is Jesus talking to his disciples about how to live. We will be learning the portion below in red. This scripture is radical and the complete opposite of what the world advises.

Matthew 5:43-47 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers,what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?

Third Grade Spelling and Vocabulary-

parents, music, English, North America, South America, blown, plastic, freeze, shovel, window, unable, secret, parable, faith, promise, calendar, September

instant- a moment of time
represent- to stand for
harbor- a place of shelter

Fouth Grade Spelling and Vocabulary-

deceit, review, balcony, ability, bruise, elementary, pedestrian, knuckle, rescue, mischievous, Connecticut, interstate, vehicle, traffic, anniversary, galaxy, intersection, expressway, conceited, commute

challenge- a test of skill or ability
faithful- loyal; trustworthy; steadfast
predicament- an unpleasant, difficult situation
organize- to arrange in good order

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Welcome Back to School!

School Begins Thursday, August 7th! This will be a great year! I believe you are part of this class for a reason. You are special, and I am thrilled to be your teacher!

Keep a close check on this blog. I will use this spot to post spelling words, scripture, class pictures and class news.

See you all on Thursday!!