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April 16 - 20, 2018
Due Date: 4/20/2018
Subject: Language Arts

Donna Childress    April 16-20, 2018

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

 

This is the last homework assignment you will receive.

We will continue to review SOL's. All grades will

be taken from classroom work. Please check the

school website for important announcements.

 

Reading - We will finish 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.

 

Homophones Test - Thursday, April 19th.

1. pail                                         9. bald                      17. scene

2. pale                                       10.bawled                 18. seen

3. band                                      11. fined                    19. so

4. banned                                  12. find                      20. sew

5. doe                                        13. base                     21. sow

6. dough                                    14. bass                     22. sees

7. male                                      15. stair                     23. seas

8. mail                                       16. stare                    24. seize       

 

 

April 20th - Field Trip to Library

May 11th - Reading SOL Test

4th Grade Awards Day- May 30th 9:00 am

 

 

 



April 2 - 6, 2018
Due Date: 4/6/2018
Subject: Language Arts

 

 

 

Donna Childress    April 2- 6, 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  Lesson 3  Test Thursday, April 5th

1. manage- to be in charge

2. impossible - not capable of being accomplished

3. traffic - vehicles moving on a public highway

4. expensive - costing a lot of money

5. installing - place or fix in a position ready for use

6. attention - notice taken of someone or something

7. agency - a business or organization established to provide a particular service

8. nibbled - take small bites of

9. familiar - often encountered or seen

10. director- a person who is in charge of an activity, department, or organization

 

 

Spelling Unit 5 Lesson 3 - Test April 6th

Please write 14 sentences using 14 spelling words.

1. funniest                          11. spied

2. butterflies                      12. families

3. healthier                        13. laziest

4. nosier                             14. easier

5. prettiest                         15. countries

6. breezier                         16. copied

7. studies                           17. hobbies

8. friendlier                        18. tiniest

9. ladies                              19. busiest

10. happiest                        20. happier

 

 

April 6- Galactic Night - 6:00 - 9:00

 

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March 19-23, 2018
Due Date: 3/23/2018
Subject: Language Arts

 

Donna Childress    March 19-23, 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- lesson 2 Test March 21st

1. broiled- cooked by direct heat, as over a grill

2. helium- a light colorless non flammable gaseous element found in natural gases and used to inflate balloons.

3. committee- a group delegated to consider a matter.

4. ingredient- a component of a mixture.

5. concoction- the act of creating something by compounding or mixing

6. dreary- highly offensive; darkness

7. experiment- the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation

8. gloomy- lacking a liveliness or charm

9. ruin - anything destroyed

10. ambulance - a vehicle designed to carry sick or injured people  

 

 

Spelling Unit 5 lesson 2 - Write 12 sentences - Test March 23rd

The test will be written in cursive and multiple choice.

1. Saturday                                       10. Little Prater Road 

2. Poplar Gap Park                                     11. Canada

3. Grundy                                                    12. March

4. Tuesday                                                  13. North America

5. Mr. Brown                                               14. Mrs. Walters

6. Levisa River                                            15. Dr. Seuss

7. Hawaii                                                     16. Popcorn

8. Virginia                                                    17. Food City

9. Buchanan County                                    18. Tennessee

                                                                     19.  Mississippi

                                                20. United States of America                                         

 

 

The new deadline for the 4-H presentations is

Friday, March 23rd. Five points will be deducted

for each day the report is late.

 

 

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March 5-9 , 2018
Due Date: 3/9/2018
Subject: Language Arts

Donna Childress    March 5- 9, 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 Vocabulary - Test March 8th

1. vanish- to pass out of sight

2. brilliant - impressive intellectual ability; shining, glorious

3. suggest - declare a plan for something

4. patience tolerant and even-tempered perseverance

5. measure- determine the dimensions of something

6. supervise - watch and direct

7. demonstrate - explain with examples

8. relieved- to free from anxiety, fear, or pain

9. celebration - a joyful occasion for festivities

10. practical - useful; sensible

 

Spelling - Unit   5 Lesson 1 - March 9th

Students will write 12 sentences each week.

1. dentist                              11. recent

2. final                                  12. silver

3. finish                                13. capture

4. narrow                             14. cabin

5. shelter                             15. dinner

6. ahead                               16. minus

7. corner                              17. minute

8. hollow                              18. value

9. divide                               19. reward

10. famous                           20. broken

 

March 5 th      Spring Pictures

March -9th     4-H Presentations 

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February 26 - March 2, 2018
Due Date: 3/3/2018
Subject: Language Arts

Donna Childress  Feb. 26- March 2, 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.

Attendance is very important.

 

 

Skills- main idea, formulate questions,

identify the problem/solution, double

negatives, draw conclusions, and possessives

 

 

Reading definitions -lesson 5 test Thursday, Feb 28

 1. announce - to make known

2. advertise - makes publicity for- tries to sell

3. commercial - T V - connected with or engaged

in the exchange of goods

4. combination - the act of bringing things together

to form a new whole

5. complain - express discontent, displeasure,

or unhappiness

6. pastime- a diversion that occupies one's

time and thoughts

7. racket - a loud disturbing noise

8. advantage - favorable positions; benefit

9. rumbling - a low, indistinct sound

10. reptiles - cold-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates

 

Spelling  Unit 4 Lesson 5 - test- Friday, March 2

Please write 12 sentences in your spelling notebook.

1. risky                            11. public

2. track                            12. attack

3. topic                            13. struck

4. blank                           14. earthquake

5. question                      15. picnic

6. pocket                         16. banker

 7. monkey                      17. electric

 8. junk                            18. blanket

 9. equal                          19. mistake

10. ache                          20. stomach

 

 

Upcoming Events and Projects

February 26- March 2 - Read Across America Week

March 2 - Science Fair

 March 5 - Spring Pictures

 March 9 - 4-H Presentations - The presentations are similar

                    to "Show and Tell" on a 4th grade level. Please do 

                    not bring anything that will break or valuables.

 

Dress Up Days: Read Across America Week 

 Monday-Feb. 26  : Cozy up to a good Book! Wear your favorite Pajamas!

 Tuesday-Feb. 27:  Fox in Socks Day Wear Crazy Socks/Mismatched Socks

 Wednesday-Feb. 28: Green Eggs & Ham Wear Green

 Thursday-March 1: Friday-March 2: Oh the Places You’ll Go Wear Favorite College Attire 

 Friday-March 2: Dr. Seuss Birthday/Cat in the Hat Day Wear Red/White Stripes

 

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February 19-23, 2018
Due Date: 2/23/2018
Subject: Language Arts

 

Donna Childress  Feb. 19-23, 2018            http://rems.buc.k12.va.us

 Reading - We will read two chapters in "Bunnicula"

 each week and take a test on the chapters we have read

and discussed. Attendance is very important because

we discuss the story in class. 

 

Skills- We are working on identifying problem/solution,

including details to support the main idea, recognizing adjectives

and adverbs and drawing  conclusions/inferences.

 

Reading definitions  lesson 4- test Thursday, Feb.22

1. grimace - a facial expression that shows disapproval or pain

2. pendant - a piece of jewelry that hangs on a chain worn around your neck

3. immobile - not able to move

4. stake - a pointed stick or post

5. pathetic - causing feelings of sadness and sympathy

 

Spelling - Unit 4 Lesson 4 - Test and 12 sentences - Feb. 23

1. million                            11. canyon

2. collect                            12. traffic

3. lumber                           13. fortune

4. pepper                           14. danger

5. plastic                            15. soccer

6. borrow                           16. engine

7. support                          17. picture

8. thirty                              18. survive

9. perfect                            19. seldom

10. attend                           20. effort

 

 

Quiz on Suffixes - (ed) , (ing) , (ly) and ,(er)

 

Quiz on homophones - your, you're, there,

their, they're, pail, pale, sees, seas, seized

 

 

 Upcoming Events and Projects

February 19 - Open House 3:30 - 6:00 - Full School Day

February 26 - March 2 - Read Across America Day

March 2 - Science Fair

March 5 - Spring Pictures

March 9 - 4-H Presentations - The presentations are similar

                    to "Show and Tell" on a 4th grade level. Please do 

                    not bring anything that will break or valuables.

Dress Up Days: Read Across America Week 

 

Monday-Feb. 26  : Cozy up to a good Book! Wear your favorite Pajamas!

 

Tuesday-Feb. 27:  Fox in Socks Day Wear Crazy Socks/Mismatched Socks

 

Wednesday-Feb. 28: Green Eggs & Ham Wear Green

 

Thursday-March 1: Friday-March 2: Oh the Places You’ll Go Wear Favorite College Attire

 

Friday-March 2: Dr. Seuss Birthday/Cat in the Hat Day Wear Red/White Stripes

 

 

 

 

                          

                           

 



February 12-16, 2018
Due Date: 2/16/2018
Subject: Language Arts

Donna Childress  Feb. 12-16, 2018           http://rems.buc.k12.va.us

Skills - main idea, summarizing, identify problem/solution, adverbs, homonyms, suffixes , and conclusions/inferences.

 

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. study guide will

not be sent home. Attendance is very important

because we discuss the story in class.

 

 Reading definitions -lesso 3 test February 15

1. panic - a feeling of extreme fear that makes someone unable to think

2. seized - to take by force

3. throttle - a device that controls the flow of fuel to an engine

4. blight - something that causes harm  to vegetables

5. organic - grown without the use of artificial chemicals

 

 Spelling Unit 4 Lesson 3- write 12 sentences - test Feb. 16

1. glance                               11. baggage

2. judge                                12. office 

3. package                             13. message

4. damage                             14. bridge

5. twice                                 15. chance

6. stage                                 16. notice

7. carriage                             17. ridge

8. since                                 18. manage

9. practice                             19. palace

10. marriage                          20. bandage

 

 

February 14 - Valentine's Day snack

 Students may receive gifts - except for balloons

and glass containers.  Items will be delivered

to the grade level POD and delivered

to the students when they are dismissed.

 

February 19 - Open House 3:30 - 6:00 - Full School Day

 

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

may change due to school schedule changes. ***

 



Jan 29 - Feb 9, 2018
Due Date: 2/3/2018
Subject: Language Arts

 Donna Childress  Jan. 29- Feb. 9       http://rems.buc.k12.va.us

 

Reading - We will continue to read "Bunnicula" and

take a test covering the chapters we have read in class.

Attendance is very important because we discuss the

story in class. 

 

We are working on clarifying words, main idea, and

identify the problem/ solution.

We are reviewing dictionary skills, adjectives, adverbs,

prefixes, suffixes, and making predictions.

 

 

Reading definitions test -January 31st-completed

 1. sauntered - to walk along in a slow and relaxed manner;stroll

 2. scornfully - feeling or showing disapproval

 3. dialect - a form of language that is spoken in a particular area

 4. zucchini -a dark green vegetable that is long and smooth

 5. admonition - a gentle warning

 

 

Spelling Unit 4 lesson 2 - Please write 12 sentences - 

TEST , FEBRUARY 8th -

 1. colorful                     11. clumsiness

 2. weakness                   12. pavement

 3. movement                  13. fondness

 4. endless                      14. neatness

 5. truthful                      15. speechless

 6. illness                       16. statement

 7. cheerful                     17. wasteful

 8. useless                      18. penniless

 9. beautiful                    19. treatment

 10. restless                   20. cleanliness

 

Quiz on suffixes - ment - action/process

                          less - without

                          ful- full of

                          ness - a quality or condition of

 

January 31st- Book Report Due-5 points will be

deducted every day the report is late.

February 14 - Valentine's Day snack

 

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

 may change due to school schedule changes. ***

 

 

 

 



December 4 - 8, 2017
Due Date: 12/8/2017
Subject: Language Arts

Donna Childress  December 4-8, 2016

 Reading - Skills - context clues, homophones, main idea,

and eliminate double negatives

 

We will finish reading "Shiloh" and begin reading

"Bunnicula". We will have a test on Chapters 11-15

on Dec. 12th and a cumulative test over the

book and skills on Dec. 13th.

 

Vocabulary -homophones test Dec. 7th

1. blue                         7. right

2. blew                        8. write

3. flower                     9. son

4. flour                       10. sun

5. plane                      11. rap

6. plain                       12. wrap

 

 

Spelling - Unit 3 Lesson 3 –Test Friday, Dec. 8th

Write 10 sentences in notebook.

1. deer                                                           9. doe

2. investigator                                             10. coward

3. porch                                                        11. spirit

4. injustice                                                   12. fierce

5. buck                                                         13. court

6. doctor                                                      14. bargain

7. witness                                                    15. afraid 

8. season                                                      16. property

 

 **Science Test  Friday, December 8th.

 

 

December Announcements

Dec. 13th Bible Class

Dec. 15th Canned Food Drive-

tomato products-soup, spaghetti sauce

Dec. 21 - Christmas Party

Dec. 22-Jan 2  - Christmas Break - No School

Jan. 3 - school reopens

 

 

 

 



November 27 - Dec. 1, 2017
Due Date: 12/1/2017
Subject: Language Arts

 

Donna Childress   November 27- Dec. 1, 2017

 

We are reading "Shiloh" by Phyllis Naylor

Reading skills - root words, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, 

homophones, and reference materials

 

"Shiloh" Chapters 6-10 test - Nov. 28th

Homophones quiz - 11/29 

to, too, two, dear, deer, knew, new

 

Vocabulary test - Thursday, Nov. 30th

1. coward - one who lacks courage

2. parlor - a sitting room in a private house

3. mournful - full of sadness, grief, or sorrow

4. intention - what you plan to do or have happen

5. property - what a person owns or possesses

6. decency - polite, moral, honest behavior

 

 

Spelling Words : Please write 10 spelling sentences

Unit 3 Lesson 1 - Test Friday, Dec. 1

1. parlor                                9. camouflage

2. mournful                           10. honesty

3. cringe                                11. fairness

4. lard                                    12. turpentine

5. secret                                13. omission

6. town                                  14. quarrel

7. snitching                           15. decency

8. law                                    16. omission

 

 

 ****New Testing Date *****

 

Study Guide“Shiloh” Chapters 6-10 - Tuesday, Nov. 28

 

 1. Marty’s dad thinks Marty should do what is legal and take Shiloh back to Judd.

 

 2. After Shiloh is hurt, Marty’s dad takes him to Doc Murphy.

 

 3. What are the clues the author gives the readers about Judd’s background. (essay question)

 

 4. Marty and his mom make a deal. Mom says she will not tell dad about Shiloh, if Marty promises not to run away.

 

 5. Dad finds out about Shiloh when a German Sheppard attacks him.

 

 6. Mom saw Marty sneaking food and she thought Marty might have Shiloh hid in the woods.

 

 7. When everyone goes to town, Marty goes running in the field with Shiloh.

 

 8. Marty keeps the food from spoiling by putting it in a can in the stream.

 

 9. Marty thought Mr. Wallace told people about Marty wanting to buy cheap food because Marty’s dad gets extra food on his mail run.

 

 10. The lie Marty told his mom was he didn’t eat the ear from his sister’s chocolate bunny.

 

 11. Later in the story, Marty gets food for Shiloh by saving his can money and buying cheap food from Mr. Wallace.

 

 12. Why does Marty feel both relieved and scared when his mom finds out about Shiloh? (essay question) 

 

 

 

 

 



November 13-17, 2017
Due Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: Language Arts

Donna Childress  Nov. 13-17, 2017

 Early dismissal Monday, Nov. 13th

Happy Thanksgiving - No school Nov. 22-24

Reading - We are reading "Shiloh" by Phyllis Naylor

Skills: We are working on homophones, dictionary,

guide words, identifying main idea, make conclusions,

inferences, and identifying cause/effect.


Vocabulary/Definitions test - Thursday, Nov. 16th

1. jubilation - happiness or celebration

2. snitching- telling or tattling

3. obliged a debt of gratitude, as by a favor

4. warble- to sing making lots of variations

5. commence - to begin, start, or initiate

6. turpentine- a liquid made from tree sap used to 

thin paint or clean paint 

 

 

 

 

Spelling Unit 3 lesson 1 - Write 10 spelling sentences- Friday, Nov. 17th

1. feeble                            9. remedy

2. chimes                          10. kneel

3. discover                        11. whimper

4. reaction                        12. agreement

5. truth                             13. frankfurter

6. lie                                 14. antibiotic

7. planks                          15. pneumonia

8. warden                         16. allergic

 


Study Guide –“Shiloh” Chapters 6-10      Test Date Monday, Nov. 20th

 

1. Marty’s dad thinks Marty should do what is legal and take Shiloh back to Judd.

 

2. After Shiloh is hurt, Marty’s dad takes him to Doc Murphy.

 

3. What are the clues the author gives the readers about Judd’s background. (essay question)

 

4. Marty and his mom make a deal. Mom says she will not tell dad about Shiloh, if Marty promises not to run away.

 

5. Dad finds out about Shiloh when a German Shepherd attacks him.

 

6. Mom saw Marty sneaking food and she thought Marty might have Shiloh hid in the woods.

 

7. When everyone goes to town, Marty goes running in the field with Shiloh.

 

8. Marty keeps the food from spoiling by putting it in a can in the stream.

 

9. Marty thought Mr. Wallace told people about Marty wanting to buy cheap food because Marty’s dad gets extra food on his mail run.

 

10. The lie Marty told his mom was he didn’t eat the ear from his sister’s chocolate bunny.

 

11. Later in the story, Marty gets food for Shiloh by saving his can money and buying cheap food from Mr. Wallace.

 

12. Why does Marty feel both relieved and scared when his mom finds out about Shiloh? (essay question) 

 



October 9-13, 2017
Due Date: 10/13/2017
Subject: Language Arts

Donna Childress   Homework / Class work   Week of October 9-13, 2017

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

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

synonyms, and antonyms

 

 Reading Test - chapters 13-15- Wednesday, Oct. 11th

Vocabulary/definitions - test Thursday, Oct. 12

1. rummaging - searching in a haphazard way

2. acrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill

3. garrulous- full of trivial conversation

4. opus- a musical work that has been created

5. discourage - try to prevent; show opposition

6. gratify - make happy or satisfied

7. relieved - made easier to bear

8. enchanting - charming or attractive

 

 

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. 13th.

 Test - Friday, Oct. 13th

 1. rain - water that falls from the sky

2. reign - time when a king, queen rules a country

3. rein - a strap fastened to a bridle

4. hour - 60 minutes

5. our - belonging to

6. road – a surface that vehicles may use                                                  

7. rode –past participle of ride

8. rowed – to move a boat with oars; in a series

9. who’s –contraction for who is or who has

10. whose –possessive form of who or which    

                

October Parent's Lunch Dates for 4th Grade

 Oct. 25 -4A

 Oct. 26- 4B

 Oct. 30- 4C

 Oct. 31- 4D

The Builder's Club is asking for donations to go

to hurricane victims. If you would liike to donate

items needed are: baby wipes, baby diapers,

and toddler pull-ups 



September 18 - 22, 2017
Due Date: 9/22/2017
Subject: Language Arts

 

September 18 - 22, 2017

Donna Childress    Class work and Homework

 

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

Skills we are working on are: fact/opinion, adjectives,

reference materials, synonyms and antonyms.

 

 Reading Vocabulary lesson 5 test  Thursday - 9/21

1. fantastic - extravagant

2. complain - express pain;dissatisfaction

3. occasional -for special times

4. approximately - close to ; about

5. ascend -go up

6. crate - wooden packing box

7. advice - opinion on what to do

8. perfume - fragrance

 

 

Spelling Unit 1 Lesson 5 - Test and sentences due Friday - 9/19

1.because                            9. crickets                      

2.friendship                         10. commanded              

3.dirty                                11. spinning

4.happy                              12. buttermilk

5.year                                 13. attention

6.fair                                   14. crowds

7.uncle                                15. understand

8.eggs                                 16. replace

                                           17. occasional

                                                         

 

Quizzes on prefixes and suffixes  

 

Study guide "Charlotte's Web" chapters 8-12 test on Wed.  Sept. 21st

1. Charlotte has hairy legs and 7 parts to her legs.

2. Mrs. Arable was worried about Fern and thought she was spending too much time at the barn.

3. Mrs. Arable wanted to ask Dr. Dorian about Fern.

4. Templeton gave Wilbur a piece of string and tied it to Wilbur's tail.

5. Wilbur wanted to learn to spin a web and Charlotte coached him.

6. Wilbur couldn't spin a web because he lacked know-how.

7. Charlotte thought people were very gullible.

8. Avery put a frog in his pocket before he climbed up into the hay loft.

9. Avery broke Templeton's egg.

10. The animals complained about the awful smell.

11. Avery wanted to catch the spider so he hit Charlotte with a stick. Mrs. Arable sent Avery to bed without any supper for trying to hit Charlotte.

12. Lurvy told Mr. Zuckerman about the words in the web.

13. The first words Charlotte wrote were " Some Pig".

14. Mr. Zuckerman gave Wilber more food to eat.

15. The minister wanted to keep it a secret about the words in the web so he could explain it in his sermon on Sunday.

16. Charlotte wanted new words for the web because she thought people would get board with "Some Pig".

17. Charlotte chose "Terrific" for the next word in the web

18. Charlotte called the meeting of all the animals because she wanted them to help her think of new words.

 

 

**Book Reports due September 29th.

 

 



September 11 - 15, 2017
Due Date: 9/15/2017
Subject: Language Arts

Week of September 11-15, 2017

Donna Childress  Class work and Homework

 

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

Skills: affixes, inferences, fact/opinion,

and adjectives

 

Reading - definitions test on Thurs. 9/14

1. occupied to take or fill up

2. guarantee - a promise, usually in writing

3. languish - to be or become weak or feeble

4. miracle - a wonder; or extraordinary event

5. suspiciously – questionable; distrust

6. gnawed – to destroy by chewing

7. rummaging - search thoroughly

8. versatile - able to do many things well

 

Spelling Unit 1 Lesson 4    test on 9/15

1. straw                    9. community             

2. miracle                10. package

3. terrific                11. dictionary

4. dislike                 12. morning

5. unhappy              13. action

6. crisp                    14. message

7. pitchfork              15. ground

8. bacon                  16. beautiful 

                              17. famous

 

 

Charlotte’s Web”              Study Guide    Chapters 5-7            Test     September 14th

Chapter 5

1. Why didn’t Wilbur sleep well that night before he was going to meet his friend? Wilbur was too excited to meet his new friend.

2. What did Wilbur mean by his head was full and his stomach was empty?

    Wilbur hadn’t eaten and his thoughts were focused on meeting a new friend.

4. Charlotte caught her food by trapping it in her web.

5. It takes approximately 15 days for the goose eggs to hatch.

6. Wilbur felt sick when Charlotte described her diet.

7. Charlotte was a spider.

8. Charlotte greeted Wilbur by saying, “salutations”.

9. Charlotte knocked out the fly so it would not feel any pain.

10. Wilbur loved the barn when it was quiet, just before morning.

Chapter 6

1. How many goslings hatched?    7

2. How did Charlotte describe the egg that didn’t hatch?

“A rotten egg is a regular stink bomb, “said Charlotte.

3. What special event happened to the goose? Her eggs hatched.

4. Who made the announcement that the goose’s eggs had hatched? Charlotte

5. What did the goose do with her egg that didn't hatch? She gave it to Templeton.

6. Where was Templeton’s lair? Templeton’s liar was under Wilbur’s trough.

7. What is a baby goose called? A baby goose is called a gosling

8. The goose knew that Templeton would kill a gosling if he could get away with it.

9. Why was Fern able to visit Wilbur every day? Fern was able to visit Wilbur because school was out for the summer.

10. Where did Templeton take the egg? He put it under Wilbur’s trough.

Chapter 7

1. Charlotte gives her victims an anesthetic so they won’t feel pain.

2. Who promises to save Wilbur? Charlotte

3. Who plans to kill Wilbur? The men

4. Wilbur was glad that Charlotte put her victim to sleep before eating.

5. The men plan to kill Wilbur in the winter.

6. The sheep told Wilbur, “They’re fattening you up because they’re going to kill you.”

7. How did Wilbur take the bad news? Wilbur cried loudly when he heard the bad news.

8. What was the “bad news”? Wilbur would be killed.

9. Wilbur thought Charlotte’s campaign against insects seemed sensible and useful.

10. What did Charlotte tell Wilbur to do when he was crying loudly? She told him to be quiet  immediately.

 

 

Book report due Sept. 29 - If you need a book or another report, please let me know. 

 



September 4 - 8, 2017
Due Date: 9/8/2017
Subject: Language Arts

Donna Childress    Class work  / Homework  September 4-8, 2017

 

Reading - We will continue reading "Charlotte's Web" -chapters 7-10

Skills : affixes, root words, making inferences,

reference materials, meanings of unfamiliar words,

and author's purpose

 

"Charlotte's Web" chapter test  1-5 - Wednesday, Sept. 6th

 

Vocabulary/definitions test on Friday, Sept. 8

1. radiant - emitting rays of light

2. attraction - a person or thing that attracts

3. boasting - bragging

4. terrific - extremely good; wonderful

5.  oblige - to be indebted or grateful

6. modest - humble; not thinking too highly of yourself

7. gullible - easily tricked

8. inconvenient - not too easy to get

 

Spelling -Students will write 5 sentences using

 5 spelling words. Please write Unit 1 lesson 3 on

 the top of your spelling notebook  paper.

Spelling  sentences are due 9/8.

             Unit 1 Lesson 3

1. stomach                                            10. rotten

2. boast                                                 11. something

3. horrible                                             12. clever

4. serious                                              13. unusual

5. piece                                                 14. whisper

6. conversation                                    15. cellar

7. event                                                16. spinner

8. imagination

9. promise

 

Grandparents Interviews due - Sept. 8th

 

Story test on "Charlotte's Web" chapters 5-7 - Sept. 14th

A copy of the study guide has been added to the forms page.

 

 Book Report- Please choose a book you would like to give a

book report about. Please complete the book report form and be able to 

share your book. Book reports are due - Sept.  29th.        

 

 

 



August 28- September 1, 2017
Due Date: 8/31/2017
Subject: Language Arts

Donna Childress    Class work & Homework

Week  of August 28 - September 1, 2017

 

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

We will read chapters 6-9 this week. 

                 Study Prefixes  - review and quiz 8/29

                          1. re-again or back

                 2.  un- not; to do the opposite

                 3.  mis- bad or badly

                 4.  tri - having three

                 5.  dis- opposite of or lack of

 

                          Vocabulary definitions test - 8/31

                              1. eagerly - excited ; full of desire

                              2. salutation - a greeting - hello

                              3. fierce - wild; savage

                              4. disappeared - not seen; out of sight

                              5. nonsense - making no sense

                              6. motionless - stillness; not moving

                              7. approximately - close to; near

                              8. uncomfortable - without comfort

                             

 Spelling test  9/1

Spelling -Students will write 5 sentences using

5 spelling words. Please write Unit 1 lesson 2 on

 the top of your spelling notebook page. A notebook

grade will be recorded every week.

1. morals                               10. spin

2. news                                 11. sheep

3. conscience                         12. slop

4. summer                             13. gander

5. trough                               14. salutations

6. glutton                              15. fearless

7. morsel                               16. slower 

8. detested                            17. gosling

9. goose

 

 

Comprehension test on chapters 1-5 -Sept. 6

A study guide for the chapter book test is on

the back of the homework page. 

 

Grandparents Day Interview - Please

interview a grandparent and complete

the interview sheet. We will share the

interviews in class and a grade will be

recorded. Interviews are due by 9/13

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Welcome Back
Due Date: 8/15/2017
Subject: Language Arts

 

 Monday, Aug. 14th- Teacher Workday

 

Tuesday, Aug. 15th -Discuss class procedures, goals, routines,

                schedules, organize materials, and review school rules

 

                 Journey's Reading Book - read "Because of Winn Dixie"

 

               Introduce "Charlotte's Web" -vocabulary, discuss the setting,

               and introduce the characters

 ***Early dismissal - 12:00

 

 

Wednesday, Aug. 16th -  Review procedures, goals, routines,

            schedules, and school rules

            Read "Charlotte's Web" -chapter 1 -review vocabulary, discuss

            main characters and author's purpose

***Early dismissal 12:00

 

 

Thursday, Aug. 17th -Read "Charlotte's Web" chapter 2

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

 

 

Friday, Aug. 18th - Read "Charlotte's Web" chapter 3

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

 

Homework: read Journey's book - "My Brother Martin"

                    vocabulary test - Thurs. Aug. 24

                    spelling test -  Friday, Aug. 25

                   

 

 

                                      Have a great weekend !



May 1- May 26, 2017
Due Date: 5/26/2017
Subject: Language Arts

 

Have a great summer ! 

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Welcome Back ! 

August 7, 2017 Open House 4:00-7:00 pm

 

August 15- First day of school - early dismissal 12:00

August 16 - early dismissal 12:00



April 10- 14, 2017
Due Date: 4/10/2017
Subject: Language Arts

 

 

Donna Childress Homework/ Class Work April 10-14, 2017

 

 We will have an Easter snack on April 13th. Please send all

wrapped candy and treats by Wednesday, April 12th. 

 

Reading -We have finished all definitions tests

 and spelling tests. We are reviewing

our reading SOL's . All Language Arts and

Spelling  grades will come from classroom

review quizzes. 

 

We are reading "The Chocolate Touch" 

 

Science study guides will be sent home

and science tests will be scheduled

until all SOL's are covered.

 

Upcoming events

April 3-14- Book Fair

April 10-14- Wrapped in Love donations

Wed. April 12- Spring/Group Pictures

Thurs. April 13- Pizza Kit Order Due

Fri. April 21- Report cards released

Fri. May 5 - SOL Kickoff

Tues. May 9- 4th Grade Math SOL Test

Fri. May 12- 4th Grade Reading SOL Test

Fri. May 12- Galactic Night 6-9 pm cost $8.00 

Fri. May 26- 4th Grade Awards Day 12:30 - 1:15 

Fri. May 26- Last Day of School

Have a Great Summer ! 

 



April 3 - 7, 2017
Due Date: 4/7/2017
Subject: Language Arts

 

 

 

Donna Childress Homework/ Class Work April 3- 7, 2017

 

 Group Pictures/Spring Pictures will be taken April 12th.

 We will have an Easter snack on April 13th. Please send all

wrapped candy and treats by Wednesday, April 12th. 

 

Reading - We are reviewing our reading SOL's .

This is the last spelling test we will be taking.

All Language Arts and Spelling  grades will

come from classroom review quizzes. 

 

We have finished our definitions tests, but 

we will have quizzes about the stories we

are reading in class.

 

Spelling Test - April 7 - Please write 20 sentences

1. skill                                          11. ditch

2. crime                                        12. decide

3. grind                                         13. witness

4. tonight                                      14. wind

5. brick                                         15. district

6. flight                                        16. inch

7. live                                          17. sigh

8. chilly                                        18. fright

9. delight                                     19. remind

10. build                                      20. split

Bonus words:   * ignorant         * recognize

 

Science Test - Monday, April 3rd

 

Science Test – Energy and Electricity – Monday, April 3rd

 

1. energy – the ability to cause change in matter – the ability to work

 

2. kinetic energy – moving energy – example: a girl on a pogo stick

 

3. potential energy – stored energy- motion waiting to happen - Example: roller coaster

 

4. mechanical energy – the total potential and kinetic energy of an object

 

5. gravity – the force that pulls two objects together

 

6. force – a push or pull that makes an object move, stop, or change its direction or speed

 

7. friction – works against the motion between surfaces of objects – may cause it to slow down or stop

 

8. electrical energy – comes from electric currents – it can come from batteries or power plants that burn fuels to make electricity – Example: anything plugged into an electrical wall outlet

 

9. chemical energy – energy released by a chemical – Example: gasoline; food

 

10. lightning – a discharge of static electricity from a huge cloud called a thundercloud

 

11. static electricity – the build up of the electrical charge on a material – does not flow

 

Example: a balloon rubbed on your hair

 

12. current electricity – flows through a circuit; a moving electrical charge

 

13. conductors – material that allows electric charges to move through it easily Example: all metals

 

14. insulators- materials that resist the flow of electric charges Example: oven mitts

 

 

 

 

 



March 27-31,2017
Due Date: 3/27/2017
Subject: Language Arts

 

 

Donna Childress Homework/ Class Work March 27-31, 2017

 Group Pictures/Spring Pictures will be taken April 12th.

 

Reading skills - draw conclusions, adverbs,

inferences, main idea, and summarize

 

 

Biography Book Report - Due March 30th - The last

day the book report may be turned in for full credit

is April 3rd.   On April 4th, five points will be deducted for

each day the report is late. I have books in my classroom

I have offered to students for their report, or they may

check out books from the library.

 

Reading - We are completing "Tales of a Fourth

Grade Nothing" by Judy Blume.

 

Reading Definitions - Test March 30th

1. ingredient - a component of a mixture

2. concoction - the act of creating something by compounding or mixing

3. dreary - lacking in liveliness or charm

4. experiment - the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation

5. gloomy - highly offensive

 

 

Spelling Test -Write 12 sentences - Test March 31st

 1.block                                     11. host

2. shown                                   12. online

3. oatmeal                                 13. shock

4. wrote                                     14. solve

5. fellow                                    15. known

6. scold                                      16. remote

7. coast                                      17. stock

8. odd                                        18. boast

9. slope                                      19. globe

10. throat                                  20. locate

 Bonus words - *accomplish        *continent

 

Science Test April 3rd

 

Science Test – Energy and Electricity – Monday, April 3rd

 

1. energy – the ability to cause change in matter – the ability to work

 

2. kinetic energy – moving energy – example: a girl on a pogo stick

 

3. potential energy – stored energy- motion waiting to happen - Example: roller coaster

 

4. mechanical energy – the total potential and kinetic energy of an object

 

5. gravity – the force that pulls two objects together

 

6. force – a push or pull that makes an object move, stop, or change its direction or speed

 

7. friction – works against the motion between surfaces of objects – may cause it to slow down or stop

 

8. electrical energy – comes from electric currents – it can come from batteries or power plants that burn fuels to make electricity – Example: anything plugged into an electrical wall outlet

 

9. chemical energy – energy released by a chemical – Example: gasoline; food

 

10. lightning – a discharge of static electricity from a huge cloud called a thundercloud

 

11. static electricity – the build up of the electrical charge on a material – does not flow

 

Example: a balloon rubbed on your hair

 

12. current electricity – flows through a circuit; a moving electrical charge

 

13. conductors – material that allows electric charges to move through it easily Example: all metals

 

14. insulators- materials that resist the flow of electric charges Example: oven mitts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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March 20 - 24 , 2017
Due Date: 3/24/2017
Subject: Language Arts

Donna Childress    Homework/ Class Work March 20-24, 2017

 Group Pictures/Spring Pictures will be taken April 12th.

 

Reading skills - media messages, adverbs,

dictionary skills, main idea, and problem/solution

 

Biography Book Report - Due March 30th -

April 3rd  - last day for full credit on book reports.

On April 4th, five points will be deducted for

each day the report is late.

 

Reading - We are reading "Tales of a Fourth

Grade Nothing" by Judy Blume. We are also

reading in our Journey's book, "Once Upon a

Cool Motorcycle Dude". We may have a quiz 

after each story. Some stories are for pleasure

reading at home.

 

 Reading Definitions Test - March 23rd

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

 

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

its, it's, 

 

Science - We are working on magnets and electricity.

I will send another study guide with test dates next week.

 

Spelling Unit 5 Lesson 4 - Write 12 sentences - test March 24th

1. poster                                10. declare
2. secret                                11. chicken
3. whether                              12. clothing
4. author                                13. apron
5. rocket                                14. whiskers
6. bushel                                15. degree
7. agree                                 16. gather
8. bucket                                17. achieve
9. ticket                                 18. rather
10.declare                              19. bracket 
                                            20. machine



March 13-17, 2017
Due Date: 3/12/2017
Subject: Language Arts

 

 

 

**Group Pictures and Spring Pictures will be taken April 12th

Donna Childress  Class work/Homework  March 13-17, 2017

 

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.

 Attendance is very important. We are also discussing

 "Earth Dragon Awakes" from the Journey's textbook.

 

Reading Skills- adjectives, adverbs, maid idea, 

problem/solution, and dictionary skills

 

Reading definitions - Lesson 4 - Test March 16th

1. celebration - a joyful occasion for festivities to

mark a happy event

2. committee- a group delegated to consider a matter

3. practical - useful; sensible

4. ruin- anything destroyed

5. broiled - cooked by direct heat, as over a grill

6. helium- a light colorless nonflammable gaseous element

found in natural gases and used to inflate balloons

 

Biography Book Report - due March 30th

 

Spelling - Unit 5 lesson 3 - Test March 17th - 12 sentences

Words will be written in cursive or manuscript.  

1. can't                                       8. didn't                 

2. don't                                      9. shouldn't

3. couldn't                                 10. I'm

4. wouldn't                                11. aren't

5. won't                                     12. he's

6. I'll                                         13. she's

7. I'd                                         14. she'll

Science - Magnets - A study guide is listed on the back of this homework page.

Please start reviewing the study guide and a test date will be sent home later.

 

 

 

 



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March 6- 10, 2017
Due Date: 3/10/2017
Subject: Language Arts

 

 

**Group Pictures and Spring Pictures will be taken April 12th

Donna Childress  Class work/Homework  March 6-10, 2017

 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.

Attendance is very important. We are also discussing

"The Earth Dragon Awakes" from the Journey's textbook -

home reading.

 

 Skills - writing commercials, including details,

adjectives and adverbs, homophones, and

media messages

 

Vocabulary Definitions Test Lesson 3- March 9th

1. relieved - made easier to bear

2. supervise- watch and direct

3. patience - good-natured; tolerance of delay 

4. demonstrate - explain with examples

5. measure - determine the dimensions of something

6. suggest - declare a plan for something

 

 Homophones - 

1. their - possessive, belonging to them

2. there - an adverb, a location]

3. they're -  contraction of they and are

4. whose - possessive, belonging to who

5. who's - contraction of who and is

 

Spelling Test and 12 sentences Unit 5 lesson 2- March 10th 

1. tiniest          5. pitied          9. spied               13. studies
2. hobbies        6. easier        10. happiest        14.  busier
3. copied          7. laziest        11. ladies            15. breezier
4. countries      8. families     12. friendlier       16. prettiest
 

17. noisier
18. healthier
19. butterflies
20. funniest

 

Science - Magnets and  Electricity



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February 27- March 3, 2017
Due Date: 3/3/2017
Subject: Language Arts

 

 

Donna Childress     February 27- March 3, 2017

 

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.

Attendance is very important. We are also discussing

"Owen and Mzee"  from the Journey's textbook -

home reading.

 

Skills- adverbs, main idea, writing questions, 

identify the problem/solution of a story, media messages,

writing commercials, homophones, and capital letters

 

Reading Definitions- Test thursday, March 2,2017

1. racket - a loud distressing noise

2. mumbling - a low, indistinct sound

3. advantages - favorable positions; benefits

4. vanish - to pass out of sight

5. reptiles - cold-blooded, egg-laying, vertebrates

6. brilliant - impressive intellectual ability; shining, glorious

Homophones -Review

1. It's - a contraction of it and is

2. Its - possessive, belinging to it

3. You're - a contraction of you and are

4. Your - possessive, belonging to you

 

Spelling Unit 5 lesson 1 - Write 12 sentences

Test Friday, March 3 - The test will be written in cursive.

1. Saturday                                                 7. Hawaii

2. Poplar Gap Park                                     8. Canada

3. Grundy, Virginia                                     9. March

4. Tuesday                                                 10. North America

5. Mr. Brown                                              11. Mrs. Walters

6. Levisa River                                           12. Dr. Seuss

 

 

 Science - We will begin working on magnets and 

electricity. If your child has any magnetic, or electric toys

they would like to share at school, please let me know.

 

 

 

 

 



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February 20 - 24, 2017
Due Date: 2/24/2017
Subject: Language Arts

 

Donna Childress    Feb.20-24, 2017  Homework/Class Work

Monday - No School - Open House 2:00- 4:00

 

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.

Attendance is very important. We are also discussing

"Owen and Mzee"  from the Journey's textbook -

home reading.

 

Skills- adverbs, main idea, writing questions, and

identify the problem/solution of a story

 

Reading definitions - test Thursday, Feb. 23

1. announce - make known

2. advertise - make publicity for- try to sell

3. commercial - connected with or engaged

in the exchange of goods

4. combination - the act of bringing things together

to form a new whole

5. complain - express discontent, displeasure,

or unhappiness

6. pastime- a diversion that occupies one's

time and thoughts

 

Spelling  U4 L5 - test- 12  sentences - Feb. 24  

1. risky                            11. public

2. track                            12. attack

3. topic                            13. struck

4. blank                           14. earthquake

5. question                      15. picnic

6. pocket                         16. banker

 7. monkey                      17. electric

 8. junk                            18. blanket

 9. equal                          19. mistake

10. ache                          20. stomach

 

 

 

 

 



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