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April 9- 13, 2018
Due Date: 4/11/2018
Subject: Reading

 

 

Donna Childress    April 9-13, 2018

School website address : http://rems.buc.k12.va.us

 

Reading - We are reading "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing"

 by Judy Blume. We are reading the book in class

 and taking a quiz after every two - three chapters.

 

Reading Definitions Lesson 5  Test  April 12th

This is our last definition test !

1. attendant - a person employed to provide a service to the public in a particular place 

2. definitely- without doubt

3. swallow - cause or allow something to pass down the throat

4. loafers -a leather shoe with a flat heel

5. solution - solving a problem

6. practically- almost

7. idea- an opinion or belief

8. babbled-talk rapidly 

9. transportation- a system or means of transporting people or goods

10. problem - any question or matter involving doubt, uncertainty, or difficulty

 

 

 Homophones Test -  Test Friday, April 13th

Students will fill in the correct homophone in each sentence.

1. aisle                                         11. bury                                     

2. isle                                           12. cheap                                      

3. I'll                                            13. cheep                                      

4. allowed                                     14. close                       

6. aloud                                        15. clothes

7. bare                                          16. gate   

9. bear                                          17. gait

10. berry                                       18. fair

                                                    19. fare

                                                    20. bail

                                                    21. bale

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March 26- 30, 2018
Due Date: 3/30/2018
Subject: Reading

 

Donna Childress    March 26-30, 2018

School website address : http://rems.buc.k12.va.us

 

Reading - We are reading "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing"

 by Judy Blume. We are reading the book in class

 and taking a quiz after every two - three chapters.

 Study guides will not be sent home, therefore,

 attendance is very important.

 

 

 

 Reading Definitions Test - Wednesday, March 28th

1. equipment- instruments needed for an undertaking

2. sparkle - emit or produce sparks

3. beckon-  a wave, nod, or some other gesture

4. aisle - a long narrow passage

5. conclusion - a position or opinion reached after

consideration

6. concentrate - fix one's attention

7. temper tantrum -a childish fit of rage; outburst of bad temper

8. inspect - look over carefully

9. rearranged - to put something into a new order

10. naughty - behaving disobediently or mischievously

 

 

Quiz on homophones - there, their, they're, 

its, it's, you're your, right, write, we've and weave

 

 

Spelling - Unit 5 lesson 3 - Test March 28th -

Please write14 sentences using 14 spelling words. 

 1. can't                        8. didn't                  15. they're          

 2. don't                       9. shouldn't              16. he'll

 3. couldn't                  10. I'm                     17. I've

 4. wouldn't                 11. aren't                  18. we've

 5. won't                     12. he's                     19. you're

 6. I'll                         13. she's                    20. you've

 7. I'd                         14. she'll

 

 

March 29th- Easter Snack

March 30th - No School - Easter Break

 

 

 

 

 

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January 22-26, 2018
Due Date: 1/26/2018
Subject: Reading

 

Donna Childress  January 22-26, 2018 - extended due to snow days

http://rems.buc.k12.va.us

 

 We will be reading and discussing the chapter book

"Bunnicula". After we read two chapters, a short review 

quiz will be given. Students may use their book for the

review quiz. A study guide will not be sent home. Attendance

is very important because we discuss the story in class.

 

Vocabulary - Test Thursday, January 25th

1. analysis- a careful study of something to

                   learn about its parts

2. indulgent - enjoyed as a special treat

3. romp- an enjoyable time of rough noisy play

4. pendulum- a stick with a weight at the bottom

               that swings back and forth inside a clock

5. subtle - hard to notice; not obvious

 

Quiz on prefixes-(re-,un-,dis-) and the suffix (-ed)

 

 

Spelling - Unit 4 Lesson 1 - test Friday, January 26th

Students will write 12 sentences in their spelling

notebook. Each unit is worth 25 points and a final grade

will be recorded at the end of each 6-weeks.

1. unused                         10. rewind
2. refresh                         11. untrue
3. dislike                           12. unload
4. replace                         13. recall
5. unpaid                          14. displease                   
6. redo                              15. uneven                          
7. disorder                        16. rebuild
8. unplanned                     17. restart
9. distrust                         18. uncover

 

Book reports-  Please choose a book you would like

to read for a book report. Due - January 31st.

 

Commercials- We will complete our group commercials

the week of January 22-26th. Please bring the items you 

need for your commercial, or let me know if I need to

furnish your group with any items needed for your 

commercial.

 

If you having pictures of coal miners, please send

them to Mrs. Cooper. The last day is Friday, Jan. 26th. 

 

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*** Scheduled reading tests, definition tests or spelling tests

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December 11-21,2017
Due Date: 12/21/2017
Subject: Reading

 

 

Donna Childress December 11 – 21, 2017

 We will be reading and discussing the chapter book

 "Bunnicula" in class. Every week a short review

 quiz will be given after we read two chapters. 

 A study guide will not be sent home, but students may use

their book for the quiz.

 

We are working on context clues, meanings of

unfamiliar words, drawing conclusions,

and double negatives.

 

December 13th - End of Book test over "Shiloh"

 

Reading Vocabulary - test Dec. 14th

1. inspect - to look at someone closely

 2. ricocheting - to bounce off a surface and keep moving

 3. lunged - moved forward suddenly

 4. exhausted - tired out

 5. meadow - a piece of grassland

6. slogs- to work hard over a period of time

 

Spelling Unit 3 Lesson 4 - Test Wed. Dec. 15 th

 Students will WRITE the correct spelling word.

Please write 10 sentences in your spelling notebook.

 1. Merry Christmas                      9. gift         

2. Santa Claus                             10. ribbon

 3. Rudolph                                   11. star

 4. reindeer                                  12. baby

 5. candy cane                             13. shepherd

 6. elves                                       14. stocking

 7. snow                                       15. holiday

 8. sleigh                                      16. December

 

December 18-21 - We will review and work on

the skills covered in the 3rd six-weeks of school.

We will not have a vocabulary or spelling test.

 

 If you need an extra copy of this assignment page,

please login to the website below. If you do not have

internet, please let me know and I will send an

extra copy.

http://rems.buc.k12.va.us

 

Upcoming Events

December 8th - Winter Wonderland -4:30 - 7:00

December 11-15- Benchmark Testing

December 4-15 Bring canned food, pet food,

and money for Leukemia 

December 21 -Christmas party -1:00 -$2.00 for pizza 

December 22-January 2- No School 

January 3- School reopens

 

 

 

 



November 6-10, 2017
Due Date: 11/10/2017
Subject: Reading

 

 Donna Childress Nov. 6-10. 2017   Homework/Class work

We are reading "Shiloh" by Phyllis Naylor

 

Skills : Text Structure, Making Predictions,

Identifying Fact/Opinion , Identify Cause/Effect, and

Use of Reference Materials

 

 

Reading Test - Chapters 1-5  Wednesday, Nov. 8th

 

Vocabulary words –definition test - Thursday, Nov. 9th

1. sickle – tool with a crescent blade used for cutting grass

2. jowls- cheeks

3. lean-to – a very simple shelter

4. gristmill- a mill for grinding grain

5. nourish – to feed or give nutrition 

 

 

Spelling -  Unit 2 Lesson 5 – Test Friday, Nov. 10th

 Write 7 spelling sentences in your notebook.

 1. whistle                                9. dinner

 2. biscuit                                10. silent

 3. playful                                11. promise

 4. scared                                 12. decide

 5. running                               13. sickle

 6. wagged                               14. jowls

 7. starve                                  15. recognize                    

 8. rifle                                      16. fierce

 

 

 Study Guide - Test November 8, 2017

Study Guide Chapters 1-5

 1. What does Marty mean when he says his “chest feel tight, like I’m having trouble breathing” in chapter 5?

  Marty is afraid Judd will find Shiloh.

 2. What was unusual about Marty’s Sunday dinner? Marty had to check his meat for buckshot.

 3. How does Shiloh behave when Marty and his dad return him to Judd Traverse? Shiloh is nervous.

 4. Where does Marty hide Shiloh? Marty hides Shiloh up the far hill into the woods.

 5. What names did Judd give his dogs? Judd named his dogs 1,2,3, and 4.

 6. What does Marty decide to do about Shiloh? Marty decided to try and buy Shiloh.

 7. Why does Marty name the dog Shiloh? Marty first saw the dog near the bridge in Shiloh.

 8. How does Marty get food to feed Shiloh? He collects cans to buy meat.

 9. Why doesn’t Marty’s family have money to spare? Marty’s grandmother is ill and his family has to pay nurses to help her.

 10. How does Judd Traverse treat his dogs? Judd treats his dogs by keeping them half starved and kicking them.

 11. How do you know Marty likes animals?  Use details from the story and write complete sentences.

 12.Do you think it was right for Marty to take Shiloh and hide him? What would you have done? Use details from the story and write complete sentences.

 

Nov. 11th – Fall Picture Retakes

 

Nov. 7th – No school- Election Day

 

Nov. 10th – Veteran’s Day Program

 

Nov. 22-24- Thanksgiving Break - No School

 

 



October 30 - Nov. 3, 2017
Due Date: 11/3/2017
Subject: Reading

 

Donna Childress   Homework /Class work  

Week of October 30- Nov. 3, 2017

Skills : adverbs, transition words, text structures,

main ideas, conclusions, and cause/effect

 

We are reading "Shiloh" by Phyllis Naylor

 

Vocabulary/definitions test  - Thursday,Nov. 2

1. veterinarian - a person qualified to treat animals

2. confused- unable to understand

3. stoop - a small porch

4. mistreated - treated badly

5. tremble - shakes from cold or fear

6. gunnysack - a large bag made of rough heavy cloth

7. stethoscope - an instrument used for listening to someone's heart or lungs

 

Spelling – Unit 2 Lesson 4 Test Friday, Nov. 3rd

Write 7 spelling sentences in your notebook.

1. envy                                 8. gunnysack                  15. plead

2. maze                                9. tremble                       16. crawl

3. ashamed                         10. stethoscope

4. bawl                                11. mistreated

5. snarl                               12. welts

6. blush                               13. schoolhouse

7. wince                              14. stoop

 

Study Guide for Chapters 1-5 "Shiloh"

Test November 8th

 

Study Guide Chapters 1-5

 

1. What does Marty mean when he says his “chest feel tight, like I’m having trouble breathing” in chapter 5?  Marty is afraid Judd will find Shiloh.

 

2. What was unusual about Marty’s Sunday dinner? Marty had to check his meat for buckshot.

 

3. How does Shiloh behave when Marty and his dad return him to Judd Traverse? Shiloh is nervous.

 

4. Where does Marty hide Shiloh? Marty hides Shiloh up the far hill into the woods.

 

5. What names did Judd give his dogs? Judd named his dogs 1,2,3, and 4.

 

6. What does Marty decide to do about Shiloh? Marty decided to try and buy Shiloh.

 

7. Why does Marty name the dog Shiloh? Marty first saw the dog near the bridge in Shiloh.

 

8. How does Marty get food to feed Shiloh? He collects cans to buy meat.

 

9. Why doesn’t Marty’s family have money to spare? Marty’s grandmother is ill and his family has to pay nurses to help her.

 

10. How does Judd Traverse treat his dogs? Judd treats his dogs by keeping them half starved and kicking them.

 

11. How do you know Marty likes animals?  Use details from the story and write complete sentences.

 

12.Do you think it was right for Marty to take Shiloh and hide him? What would you have done? Use details from the story and write complete sentences.

 

 

 



October 23 - 27, 2017
Due Date: 10/27/2017
Subject: Reading

 

Donna Childress   Homework /Class work  

Week of October 23-27, 2017

Skills : adverbs, transition words, text structures,

maid ideas, conclusions, and cause/effect

 

We are reading "Shiloh" by Phyllis Naylor

 

 

Reading vocabulary - test Wednesday, October 25th

 1. scolding -to find fault

 2. detour - to go by another route

 3. barreling - to travel very fast

 4. attention - notice or observe

 5. propeller - blades that rotate to propel a ship or aircraft

 6. groveling - to lie or crawl facedown in fear

 

 

Spelling Unit 2 Lesson 4 - test Thursday, Oct. 26th

1. scolding                          9. gulp

2. detour                           10. meadow

3. impatient                      11. gradually

4. disappointed                12. commence

5. complain                       13. nibble

6. native                           14. suspicious

7. feeble                           15. beagle

8. thumping                     16. abandoned

 

 

             

 



October 16-20, 2017
Due Date: 10/20/2017
Subject: Reading

Donna Childress   Homework /Class work  

Week of October 16-20, 2017

 

 Skills: text structures, fact/opinion, adverbs,

transition words, and reference materials

 

We will begin reading "Shiloh" by Phyllis Naylor

 

Final book test on "Charlotte's Web" 

and the skills we have covered -Thurs.,  Oct. 19th

 

We will not have a vocabulary test this week.

 

 

Unit 2 Lesson 3 Spelling Test -Fri. Oct. 20th

Students will write 7 spelling sentences.

1. smart                             9. modern

2. clever                            10. new

3. hide                               11. ancient

4. conceal                          12. old

5. get                                 13. easy

6. acquire                          14. difficult

7. make                             15. strong

8. create                            16. weak

 

 

October Parent's Lunch Dates for 4th Grade

 Oct. 25 -4A                          Oct. 30th 4C

 Oct. 26- 4B                          Oct. 31st 4D

 

 

Fall Festival - October 27th  - $5.00 - Students may

wear their costumes. If you would like to volunteer

to help, please let me know. 



October 2-6, 2017
Due Date: 10/6/2017
Subject: Reading

Donna Childress   Homework / Class work   Week of October 2-6, 2017

Reading - "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White

Skills : fact/opinion, cause and effect, adjectives, homonyms

 

Vocabulary/Spelling test - Thursday, Oct.5th

The vocabulary test will be fill in the bank

and will have a word bank.

The spelling test will be written in cursive. A sentence

will be given for each spelling word.

Students will write 7 spelling sentences in their

spelling notebook. Spelling sentences are due Fri., Oct. 6th.

 

1. buy - to get by paying money

2. bye - short for goodbye

3. by - close to or next to

4. four - number; 4th in a set or series

5. for - because of

6. cent - one percent of a dollar

7. sent -past participle of send

8. scent - distinct smell ; odor

9. eye - part of the body you see with

10. I - pronoun; the one speaking or writing

11. oar - used to row a boat

12. or - conjunction; to indicate an alternative

13. ore - a metal-bearing mineral or rock

14. one - number; single unit

15. won - past participle of win

 

Book reports due no later than Oct. 5th

 Early dismissal- Fri. Oct. 6 RAM

Early dismissal- Mon. Oct. 9 Open House

October Parent's Lunch Dates for 4th Grade

 Oct. 25 - 4A

 Oct. 26- 4B

 Oct. 30 - 4C

 Oct. 31 - 4D

 

 

 



September 25-29, 2017
Due Date: 9/29/2017
Subject: Reading

 

Donna Childress   Homework / Class work   Week of September 25 - 29, 2017

Reading - "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White

Skills : fact/opinion, cause and effect, adjectives, synonyms and antonyms

 

Reading vocabulary/definitions test - Thursday Sept. 28th
1. commotion - noisy disturbance
2. conspiracy – to join in a plan or plot for an evil purpose
3. exertions –  hard work
4. genuine - real; sincere
5. meekly - patient; humble
6. pompous - display of dignity;importance
7. indigestion -difficulty in digesting food
8. phenomenon - anything very unusual
9. triumph - success 

 

 

Spelling  Unit 1 Lesson 5 - Test Fri. Sept. 29th

Please write 7 spelling sentences - due Fri. Sept. 29th.

1. amuse                                                9. paradise

2. gray                                                  10. stowaway

3. errands                                            11. trembled

4. humble                                            12. afraid

5. loyal                                                 13. bronze

6. joy                                                    14. devoted

7. stain                                                15. medal

8. graceful                                          16. champion

                                                            17. afraid

 

Due to MAP testing and our field trip, we will have our chapter test on 

Chapters 8-12 - Tuesday, September 26th. 

 

 

Fall pictures - Monday, September 25th. 

Book Reports due - Sept. 29th - a grade will be given in language arts

Early dismissal - 12:00 - Friday, October 6 - RAM

Early dismissal - 12:00  -Mon., Oct. 9th -  Open House 1:30 - 7:00

 

October Parent's Lunch Dates for 4th Grade

Oct. 25 - 4A

Oct. 26- 4B

Oct. 30 - 4C

Oct. 31 - 4D

 



August 21 - 25, 2017
Due Date: 8/25/2017
Subject: Reading

 

 Donna Childress 

Monday, Aug. 21 Read "Charlotte's Web" -chapter 2

review vocabulary, main characters, author's purpose,

roots/affixes, and sensory words

 

 

Tuesday, Aug.22 -Read "Charlotte's Web" chapter 3

 review vocabulary, characters, setting, and author's purpose

 

Wednesday, Aug. 23 - Read "Charlotte's Web" chapter 4

                    Vocabulary/Definition test Thursday, Aug. 24

              1. shrieked - a loud sharp cry

              2. reconsider - to think over again

              3. grindstone - a revolving stone for sharpening

              4. scythes - a tool with a long curved blade

              5. absolutely - completely, positive

              6. injustice - unfair

              7. enchanted - charmed- put under s apell

              8. perspiration - to sweat-perspiring

 

Thursday, Aug. 24 Read "Charlotte's Web" chapter 5

Write 5 spelling sentences using 5 spelling words -due 8/25

 Please list your name, unit 1 lesson 1 on the top of your  spelling paper.

Spelling sentences will be checked every Friday and 20 points will be given

for each unit of spelling sentences. One spelling notebook grade will be

recorded each  six weeks.

 

Spelling test - Friday, Aug. 25

1.escape                        10.breakfast

2.Charlotte                    11.farm

3.feelings                      12.injustice

4.web                            13.animals

5.pigpen                        14.barn

6.spider                         15.Wilbur

7.reconsider                  16.wonderful

8.runt                             17.colorful

9.springtime

 

 

Friday, Aug. 25 - Read "My Brother Martin"

                            Journey's book

          

 SOL's 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, and 4.8

  Have a great weekend !

 



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