Chapter 14/15
Vocabulary
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving
Mrs. McArthur
100

What task do the students have to complete in groups in Chapter 14? 

They were trying to determine the mystery objects hidden inside of shoe boxes. 

100

Define the word, rotate, and use it in a sentence. 

(pg. 75: There are four numbered boxes that will rotate from group to group.) 

1. to cause to turn around an axis or center point; revolve.

2. to replace (a person, troops, etc.) by another or others, usually according to a schedule or plan.

3. to cause to go through a cycle of changes; cause to pass or follow in a fixed routine of succession: 

100

Has Veteran's Day happened yet in 2022?

Yes! It was last week on Friday. That is why we were off from school. 

100

In what month do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

November

100

How many pets does Mrs. McArthur have?

3 cats

200

Why was Mr. Peterson impressed with Ally during the shoebox task? 

She figured out that the objects (two glue sticks) were taped leaving them hanging in the middle of the box. She was the only student who had ever figured this out before. 

200

Define the word, florist, and use it in a sentence. 

(pg. 72 "..all of the girls get to carry a bouquet of flowers. That's the good news. The bad news is that they have been donated by Jessica's father, the florist. 

A grower/seller of flowers. 

200
What is the meaning of the word, veteran, when it comes to Veteran's Day?

The term "veteran" means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable. 

200
In your own words, describe the original reason for celebrating Thanksgiving. 


200

Name one of Mrs. McArthur's pets.

1. Zuzu

2. Lucifer

3. Stuart

300

What does Mr. Peterson call the students in his class?

Fantasticos!

300

Define the word, bouquet, and use it in a sentence. 

(pg. 72 "Mrs. Muldoon walks down the line, carrying one of the most beautiful bouquets that I have ever seen." 

A bunch of flowers. 

300
In your own words, why do we celebrate Veteran's Day?
300

Name 3 side dishes often served at Thanksgiving along with turkey. 

300

What does Mrs. McArthur’s husband do for a living?

He is a Kindergarten teacher. 

400

Describe 3 details related to the events in Chapter 15...What happens after Ally is assigned a writing task? 

400

Define the word, dreidel, and use it in a sentence. What holiday is associated with a dreidel? 

(pg. 70: "It's the night of the holiday concert, and we sing about Santa and dreidels and Kwanzaa". 

a four-sided top  used chiefly in a children's game traditionally played on the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

400

Name 3 branches of the armed forces.

1. Army

2. Navy

3. Air Force

4. Coast Guard

5. Marine Corps

400

Thanksgiving always lands on what DAY of the week?

Thursday 

*The last Thursday in November to be exact. 

400

What animal does Mrs. McArthur like to wear on her clothing?

Cats
500

Explain this simile from Chapter 15: When it comes to that (writing), my brain is like gears with no grease. 

500

Define the word, desperate, and use it in a sentence. 

(pg. 83 "I know what his answer will be, but I ask anyway. I'm desperate".

Having an urgent need, desire

500

What DATE is Veteran's Day every year?

November 11th
500

What part of the turkey is pulled apart by two people?

The wishbone. 

500

What mythical creature is Mrs. McArthur a fan of? *Hint…pointy hat and look around the classroom! 

Gnomes

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