Victoria Pollard, 5th Grade ELA and Social Studies Teacher
Victoria Pollard graduated from Appalachian State University in 2003 with a degree in Elementary Education. Prior to teaching at Bradford she was a teacher in Union County. Victoria has taught English Language Arts in both fifth and sixth at Bradford since its inception, and this year she is adding social studies to the mix! She lives in Matthews with her husband Jeremy, 2 year old son Boone, and five dogs. She enjoys the mountains, eating out, and reading.
Week of 12-17 throught 12-20.
If you leave the door ajar in the summertime, mosquitoes will end up in your kitchen. Other forms: Ajar can also be used as an adverb: The door was standing ajar.
The nuclear bomb annihilated the city.
Synonyms: massacre, obliterate
Antonyms: help, preserve
Other forms: Anyone who challenges me to a dance competition faces total annihilation (noun).
3. avert (verb) 1. to turn away 2. to prevent
1. When Simone saw something gross on the TV, she always averted her eyes.
2. The two powerful countries barely averted a terrible war.
Synonyms: avoid, deter
4. canine (adj) of, or relating to, dogs
Even though Snuffles is a cat, she shows a canine-like loyalty to me.
Other forms: Canine can also be a noun meaning “a dog” or “the four pointy teeth that many animals
(including humans) have”: When the canine opened his mouth, I could see his sharp canines.
Week of 12-11 through 12-14
Week of December 3-7
Week of November 26-30
Synonyms: rebel, agitator
Week of November 13-16
Only once he became the spokesperson for a brand of cereal could the rapper ﬁnally acquire the yellow sports car he always wanted. Synonyms: obtain Antonyms: lose, forfeit
Beyoncé always aspired to be a singer, but she never knew she’d become an actress as well. Synonyms: yearn, long for Other forms: Even though Jojoba was young, he had lots of big aspirations (noun).
1. The chorus was invited to sing at the White House. 2. The chorus to that song is so catchy! Synonyms: 1. choir 2. hook Other forms: Some choral (adj) concerts are pretty amazing.
The basketball captain announced that the team would have to conjure up $200 this year to pay for uniforms. Synonyms: summon Other forms: A conjurer (noun) is a magician who makes things appear.