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* After her husband died, Serena became a ______ ___ and had to raise her two children alone.

a mother who raises children alone, without the help of a father

single mom

* After her husband died, Serena became a single mom and had to raise her two children alone.

2

* When Andre left his office job and started his own business, he had to work ___ _____ of the day, in the morning, afternoon, and even at night.

work hours that are not typical or standard; times of the day when one must do something that most people do not do during that time

odd hours

* When Andre left his office job and started his own business, he had to work odd hours of the day, in the morning, afternoon, and even at night.

3

* Brunilda was having a _____ ____ with the project and did not know if she could complete it.

difficulties; a hard or unpleasant experience

tough time

* Brunilda was having a tough time with the project and did not know if she could complete it.

4

* Both of Julian’s parents worked, so he spent a lot of time in _______.

a service or business that watches and cares for children when parents are unable to, usually while they’re at work

childcare

* Both of Julian’s parents worked, so he spent a lot of time in childcare.

5

* Luise was not old enough for school yet, but she attended ________.

school children can go to before they are old enough for kindergarten; a class children can go to before they reach an age when they must go to school by law

preschool

* Luise was not old enough for school yet, but she attended preschool.

6

* When Colby’s car stopped working, he needed his friend to drive him to work and ____ ___ ___ there.

to leave someone at a specific location

to drop (someone) off

* When Colby’s car stopped working, he needed his friend to drive him to work and drop him off there.

7

* Madelyn ______ her sister __ from the library on her way home from work.

to get someone and take them away from a specific location

to pick (someone) up

* Madelyn picked her sister up from the library on her way home from work.

8

* Mr. and Mrs. Carrell could not afford to send their children to private school, so their kids went to the local ______ _____ instead.

a school that is free to go to and run by the government

public school

* Mr. and Mrs. Carrell could not afford to send their children to private school, so their kids went to the local public school instead.

9

* The _________ ______ used a bus to pick up kids after school.

a service that watches and cares for children who are old enough for school during the hours before and after school

latchkey program

* The latchkey program used a bus to pick up kids after school.

10

* The ________ ______ had a large gymnasium where local kids could go to play sports.

a building where events and services are held for people who live close together in the same city or community

community center

* The community center had a large gymnasium where local kids could go to play sports.

11

* The _______ at Freddie’s school went up, and his parents were worried that they may not have enough money to pay for it next year.

the cost of joining and attending a college, university, private school, or childcare service

tuition

* The tuition at Freddie’s school went up, and his parents were worried that they may not have enough money to pay for it next year.

12

* The school had a _________ _______ policy, so new students often joined classes in the middle of the year.

year-round acceptance; the act of letting someone apply and enter an institution at any time of the year, instead of limiting entrance to the fall or spring

rolling admission

* The school had a rolling admission policy, so new students often joined classes in the middle of the year.

13

* The students were under careful __________ during art class so that they would not hurt themselves while using scissors.

the act of watching a child to keep him or her safe and out of trouble

supervision

* The students were under careful supervision during art class so that they would not hurt themselves while using scissors.

14

* Jenna’s parents were not at home very often and she spent most of her time with the ______.

someone who watches and cares for children at one’s homes instead of in a separate location

nanny

* Jenna’s parents were not at home very often and she spent most of her time with the nanny.

15

* Seth really wanted a trading card of his favorite baseball player, but it was rare and ____ __ ____ __.

difficult to find; uncommon

hard to come by

* Seth really wanted a trading card of his favorite baseball player, but it was rare and hard to come by.

16

* The ____ __ cook had a bedroom in the bottom level of the house and was treated well by the family he worked for.

someone who lives in the same house as his or her employer; someone who does a job for someone else and is allowed to live in that person’s home

live in

* The live in cook had a bedroom in the bottom level of the house and was treated well by the family he worked for.

17

* Graciela _______ her brother because he had many good friends.

to be jealous of; to want what someone else has

to envy

* Graciela envied her brother because he had many good friends.