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Fourth Grade Parent Newsletter #24


This week we are reading “Antarctic Journal” by Jennifer Owings Dewey.  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: dictionary, abrupt, predict, import, locally, verdict, locate, portable, transport, bankrupt, dictate, location, erupt, passport, export, contradict, rupture, interrupt, disrupt, dislocate, vindictive, portfolio, jurisdiction, corruption, interruption


Vocabulary Word



act of anticipating; looking forward to; expectation


one of the seven great masses of land on Earth.  The continents are North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica


act or process of meeting at a point


to go away; leave


causing fear or dislike; looking dangerous or unpleasant


rises and falls alternatively


large masses of ice detached from glaciers and floating in the sea.  About 90 percent of an iceberg’s mass is below the surface of the water


Math:  Students will have math homework every day except Friday.

AR Reading:  Students are expected to read a book at their level for 30 to 60 minutes each night, including weekends.  They can take an AR Quiz on the book when they finish.