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Vocabulary

 

Unit 1 Our Family, Our History

WEEK 1 “LITTLE FLAP LEARNS TO FLY”  (Aug 30th)

actions -things that someone or something does
afraid - to be scared of something
depend - you need or count on someone
nervously - in a fearful or restless way
peered - looked hard or closely at something
perfectly - in the best possible way
rescue - to save something or someone from danger
secret - private or not known by many people

WEEK 2 “MARIA CELEBRATES BRAZIL”  (SEPT. 13TH)

aside - on or to the side
culture - the way of life for a group of people
fair - equal and just for all sides
invited - asked to come
language - the speech of a group of people
plead - to make a request
scurries - moves quickly
share - to divide and give to others

WEEK 3:  “PEOPLE AND PLACES CHANGE”  (SEPT. 20TH)

history - the study of what happened to people & places in the past
ancestor - a family member who lived a long time ago
artifact - an object from another time or place
community - a group of people who live or work together in the same place
communication - the sharing of ideas and information
past - the time before now
present - happening now

WEEK 4:  “DEAR PRIMO”  (SEPT. 27TH)

 common - to belong to all
customs - a way of acting that is done by many people
favorite - best liked
parades - marches in honor of something
surrounded - shut in on all sides
travels - goes somewhere
wonder - to want to know about
costume - clothing worn to look like something else 

WEEK 5:  “FAMILIES WORK!”  (Oct 4th)

check - to see if something is correct
choose - to pick something out
chores - small jobs
cost - the price of something
customers - buyers at a store or business
jobs - work done for pay
spend - to pay money
tool - things to work with

WEEK 6:  “MOLLY’S PILGRIM”  (OCT. 11TH)

ignorant - unaware; not knowing
tenement - public housing
embroidered - stitched
kerchief - similar to a scarf
admired - look up to; think highly of
arithmetic - math
aisle - a row