Derby Hills 4th grade

School:Derby Hills Elementary
Location:Derby KS

Stingray Chaser

Free stingrays and remove harmful algae from the ocean. After removing enough debris from the stingrays, you will be asked to select the correct answer to continue.


Vocabulary Pinball Click on the red flipper buttons to keep the ball in play. Try to hit all of the letters with the ball to spell a word. Next, choose the correct definition for the word. A correct answer gives a free ball and an incorrect takes a ball away. Hold down and release the green button to launch the ball! Try all of the lists or register to make your own!

Word Find

Play the classic Word Search and find game.

Word Scramble - Words Only

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!

Word Scramble - Problems and Definitions

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!


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Adelina's Whales

  • bluff -- a high, steep slope or cliff
  • rumbling -- making a deep, heavy, continuous sound
  • exhaling -- breathing out
  • biologist -- scientist who studies living things, including their origins, structures, activities, and distributiuon
  • massive -- big and heavy; bulky
  • encounter -- an unexpected meeting
  • lagoon -- a pond or small lake, especially one connected with a larger body of water
  • tropical -- of or like the regions twenty-three point forty-five degrees north and south of the equator where the sun can shine directly overhead

Amelia and Eleanor

  • escorting -- going with another to give protection, showing honor, providing companionship
  • aviator -- person who flies an aircraft; pilot
  • daring -- bold; fearless; courageous
  • solo -- without a partner, teacher, etc., alone
  • cockpit -- place where the pilot sits in an airplane
  • outspoken -- not reserved; frank
  • miniatures -- things represented on a small scale
  • brisk -- keen; sharp
  • elegant -- having or showing good taste; gracefully and richly refined; beautifully luxurious

Antarctic Journal

  • continent -- one of the seven great masses of land on Earth.
  • forbidding -- casuing fear or dislike; looking dangerous or unpleasant
  • abundance -- quanity that is much more than enough
  • anticpation -- act of anticipating; looking forward to; expectation
  • depart -- to go away; leave
  • icebergs -- large masses of ice detached from glaciers and floating in the sea.
  • slendor -- magnificent show; glory
  • convergence -- act or process of meeting at a point
  • heaves -- rises; rises and falls alternatively
  • exposure -- condition of being without protection; condition of being uncovered

Because of Winn-Dixie

  • positive -- without doubt; sure
  • selecting -- picking out; choosing
  • peculiar -- strange; unusual
  • recalls -- calls back to mind; remembers
  • memorial -- helping people to remember a person, thing or event
  • prideful -- overly proud of oneself
  • grand -- excellent; very good

Coyote School News

  • coyote -- a small, wolflike mammal living in many parts of North America
  • spurs -- metal points or pointed wheels, worn on a rider's boot heels for urging a horse on
  • bawling -- crying out in a noisy way
  • roundup -- the act of driving or bringing cattle together from long distances
  • promoted -- raised in rank, condition, or importance
  • dudes -- people rasied in the city, especially easterners who vacation on a ranch
  • mesquite -- any of several trees or bushes common in southwestern United States and Mexico, which often grow in dense clumps or thickets


  • surface -- the top of the ground or soil, or of a body of water or other liquid
  • teem -- to be full of; abound; swarm
  • enchanted -- delighted greatly; charmed
  • pulses -- regular, measured beats
  • submerged -- put under water; covered with water
  • dolphins -- any numerous sea mammals related to the whale, but smaller. Dolphins have beaklike snouts and remarkable intelligence.
  • glimpses -- short, quick views or looks
  • destination -- place to which someone or something is going or is being sent
  • aquarium -- building used for showing collections of live fish, water animals, and water plants
  • flexible -- easily bent; not stiff; bending without breaking

Encyclopedia Brown

  • salamanders -- animals shaped like lizards, but related to frogs and toads. They have moist, smooth skin and live in water or in damp places.
  • frustration -- a feeling of anger and helplessness
  • exhibit -- act of displaying; public showing
  • reptiles -- cold-blooded animals with backbones and lungs, usually covered with horny plates or scales
  • confided -- told as a secret
  • crime -- activity of criminals; violation of law
  • reference -- used for information or help
  • stumped -- puzzled
  • specimen -- one of a group taken to show what the others are like
  • amphibians -- cold-blooded animals with backbones and moist scale-less skins.
  • lizards -- repites with long bodies and tails, movable eyelids, and usually four legs.

Eye of the Storm

  • forecasts -- statements of what is coming; predicitons
  • surge -- a swelling motion; sweep or rush, especially of waves
  • wreckage -- what is left behind after destruction
  • expected -- thought something would probably come or happen
  • shatter -- to break into pieces suddenly
  • withstand -- to stand against; hold out against; resist; endure
  • destruction -- great damage; ruin
  • inland -- in or toward the interior
  • potential -- something possible

Grace & the Time Machine

  • chant -- to call over and over again
  • reseats -- sits again
  • pantomime -- to express by gestures
  • aboard -- on board; in or on a ship, train, bus, airplane, etc
  • capable -- having fitness, power, or ability; able ; effecient; competent
  • miracle -- a wonderful happening that is contrary to, or independent of, the known laws of nature
  • contraption -- device or gadget
  • awkward -- not graceful or skillful in movement or shape; not easily managed
  • mechanical -- like a machine; automatic; without expression
  • vehicle -- device for carrying people or things, such as a car, bus, airplane, etc.
  • atlas -- books of maps

Grandfather's Journey

  • longed -- wished very much; desired greatly
  • towering -- very high
  • homeland -- country that is your home; your native land
  • still -- to make or become calm or quiet
  • steamship -- ship moved by engines that work by the action of steam under pressure
  • bewildered -- completely confused; puzzled
  • sculptures -- works of art created by carving, modeling, casting, etc.
  • seacoast -- land along the sea; seaboard
  • amazed -- surprised greatly; struck with sudden wonder; astounded

How Night Came from Sea

  • coward -- person who lacks courage or is easily made afraid; person who runs from danger, trouble, etc
  • dwells -- makes your home; lives
  • chorus -- anything spoken or sung all at the same time
  • shimmering -- gleaming or shining faintly
  • brilliant -- shining brightly; sparkling
  • gleamed -- flashed or beamed with light
  • reigns -- rules, as over a kingdom

How Tia Lola Came

  • embarrassment -- shame; an uneasy feelign
  • affords -- gives as an effect or a result; provides; yeilds
  • lurking -- hiding or moving about in a secret and sly manner
  • resemblance -- similar appearance; likeness
  • glint -- a gleam; flash
  • quaint -- strange or odd in an intersting, pleasing, or amusing way
  • landlord -- person who owns buildings or land that is rented to others
  • colonel -- a military rank below general
  • palettes -- thin boards, usually oval or oblong, with a thumb hole at one end, used by painters to lay and mix colors on

Jim Thorpe's Bright Path

  • endurance -- power to last and to withstand hard wear
  • society -- the people of any particular time or place
  • dormitory -- a building with many rooms in which people sleep. Many colleges have these for students whose homes are elsewhere.
  • reservation -- land set aside by the government for a special purpose
  • recruiter -- a person who gets new members, who gets people to join or come
  • boarding school -- school with buildings where the pupils live during the school term
  • manual -- done with the hands
  • inconsolable -- not able to be comforted; brokenhearted

Letter Home from Yosemite

  • glacier -- a great mass of ice that moves very slowly downa mountain or along a valley, or spreading very slowly over a land area
  • preserve -- to keep from harm of change; protect
  • wilderness -- a wild region with few or now people living in it
  • reservoir -- a place where water is collected and stored for use
  • naturalist -- a person who studies living things
  • species -- a set of related living things that share certain characteristics and that can interbreed
  • formations -- things that are formed
  • impressive -- able to impress the mind, feelings, conscience
  • slopes -- land that goes up or down at an angle
  • altitudes -- heights above Earth's surface

Lewis and Clark and Me

  • scan -- to glance at; look over hastily
  • yearned -- felt a longing or desire
  • mutal -- done, said, or felt by each toward the other
  • migrating -- going from one region to another with the change in seasons
  • wharf -- platform built on the shore or out from the shore beside which ships can load or unload
  • leisurely -- without hurry; taking plenty of time
  • docks -- platforms built on the shore or out from the shore; wharves; piers
  • scent -- a smell
  • consult -- to seek information or advice from

Lost City

  • glorious -- magnificent; slendid
  • terraced -- formed into a flat, level land with steep sides; often made in hilly areas to create more space for farming
  • remote -- out of the way; secluded
  • curiousity -- an eager desire to know or learn
  • ruins -- what is left after a building, wall, etc., has fallen to pieces
  • torrent -- a violent, rushing stream of water
  • ventured -- dared to come or go (to a new or unknown place)
  • granite -- a very hard gray or pink rock that is formed when lava cools slowly underground
  • thickets -- bushes or small trees growing close together
  • rugged -- covered with rough edges; rough and uneven

Marven of Great N Woods

  • grizzly -- a large, gray, or brownish bear of western North America
  • lumberjack -- person whose work is cutting down trees and sending the logs to the sawmill; woodsman; logger
  • dismay -- sudden helpless fear of what is about to happen or what has happened
  • payroll -- list of persons to be paid and the amount that each one is to receive
  • cord -- measure of quanity for cut wood, equal to one hundred twenty-eight cubic feet. A pile of wood four feet wide, four feet high and eight feet long.
  • immense -- very large; huge; vast
  • silhouettes -- dark images outlined against a lighter background


  • summoning -- stirring to action; rousing
  • trudged -- walked wearily or with effort
  • rift -- a split; break; crack
  • loomed -- appeared dimly or vaguely as a large, threatening shape
  • staggered -- became unsteady; wavered
  • trench -- any ditch; deep furrow
  • feebly -- weakly; without strength
  • runt -- animal, person, or plant that is smaller than the usual size.
  • taunted -- jeered at; mocked; reproached
  • conscious -- aware of what you are doin; awake
  • rille -- a long, narrow valley on the surface of the moon

My Brother Martin

  • nourishing -- keeping well-fed and healthy; producing health and growth
  • generations -- periods of about thirty years, or the time from the birth of one generation to the birth of the next generation
  • pulpit -- platform or raised structure in a church from which the minister preaches
  • injustice -- lack of justice; fairness, lawfulness
  • avoided -- kept away from; kept out of the way of
  • numerous -- very many
  • confronted -- faced bodly; opposed
  • ancestors -- people from who your are descended, such as your great-grandparents
  • minister -- member of the clergy
  • shielding -- protecting; defending

Sailing Home

  • cargo -- loads of goods carried by a ship, plane or truck
  • dignified -- having dignity; noble; stately
  • stern -- the rear part of a ship or boat
  • bow -- the forward part of a ship, boat, or aircraft
  • conducted -- directed; managed
  • quivered -- shook; shivered; trembled
  • plush -- luxurious; expensive; stylish
  • celestial -- of the sky or outer space
  • navigation -- skill or process of finding a ship's or aircraft's position and course
  • nautical -- of or about ships, sailors, or navigation

Seeker of Knowledge

  • link -- anything that joins or connects, as a loop of a chain does
  • temple -- building used for the service or worship of God or gods
  • uncover -- to make known; reveal; expose
  • spellbound -- too interested to move; fascinated
  • ancient -- of times long past
  • seeker -- one who tries to find; one who searches
  • triumph -- victory; success
  • hieroglyphs -- pictures, characters, or symbols standing for words, ideas, or sounds. The ancient Egyptians used these instead of an alphabet like ours.
  • scholars -- learned people; people having much knowledge
  • translate -- to change from one language into another
  • decipher -- to change something in cipher or code to ordinary language; decode

The Great Kapok Tree

  • lulled -- soothed with sounds or caressess; caused to sleep
  • dappled -- marked with spots; spotted
  • pollinate -- to carry pollen from anthers to pistils; bring pollen to
  • gash -- a long, deep cut or wound
  • dangle -- to hang and swing loosely
  • pollen -- a fine, yellowish powder released from the anthers of flowers. Grains of pollen carried by insects, wind, etc. to the pistils of flowers to fertilize the flowers.
  • wondrous -- wonderful, marvelous; remarkable
  • canopy -- the uppermost layer of branches in forest trees
  • fragrant -- having or giving off a pleasant odor; sweet-smelling
  • slithered -- moved with a sliding motion

The Horned Toad Prince

  • bargain -- an agreement to trade or exchange; deal
  • offended -- hurt the feelings of someone; made angry
  • shrieked -- made a loud, sharp ,shrill sound
  • twang -- to make a sharp, ringing sound
  • lassoed -- roped; caught with a long rope with a loop on the end
  • riverbed -- channel in which a river flows or used to flow
  • suspiciously -- without trust, doubtfully
  • favor -- act of kindness
  • prairie -- large area of level or rolling land with grass but few or no trees
  • sassy -- rude; lively, spirited

The Houdini Box

  • crumbled -- fell to pieces; decayed
  • monument -- something set up to honor a person or an event. A monument may be a building, pillar, arch, statue, tomb, or stone
  • unexplainable -- unaccountable; without apparent cause or reason
  • bustling -- being noisily busy and in a hurry
  • magician -- person who entertains by art or skill of creating illusions, especially a sleight of hand
  • engraved -- cut deeply in; carved in; carved in an artistic way
  • appeared -- was seen; came in sight
  • escape -- to get out and away; to get free
  • vanished -- disappeared, especially suddenly

The King in the Kitchen

  • furiously -- with unrestrained energy, speed, etc.
  • noble -- high or great by birth, rank, or title
  • exiled -- forced to leave your country or home, often by law as a punishment; banished
  • dungeon -- a dark underground room or cell to hold prisoners
  • majesty -- title used in speaking to or of a king, queen, emperor, empress, etc.
  • porridge -- food made of oatmeal or other grain boiled in water or milk until it thickens
  • treasury -- money owned; funds
  • duke -- nobleman of the highest title, ranking just below aa prince
  • genius -- person having very great natural power of mind
  • peasant -- farmer of the working class in Europe, Asia, and Latin America
  • inferior -- not very good; below most others; low in quality

The Man Who Went

  • module -- a self-contained unit or system within a larger system, often designed for a particular function
  • sphere -- ball or globe
  • capsule -- the enclosed front section of a rocket made to carry astronauts into space.
  • lunar -- of, like, or about the moon
  • impact -- action of striking one thing against another; collision
  • astronauts -- pilots or members of the crew of a spacecraft
  • horizon -- line where the Earth and sky seem to meet; skyline
  • quarantine -- detention, isolation, and other measures taken to prevent the spread of an infectious disease
  • transmission -- passage of electronic waves from a transmitter to a receiver
  • hatch -- a trapdoor covering an opening in an aircrafts's or ships deck

The Stranger

  • etched -- engraved; a design or drawing on a metal plate, or glass
  • parlor -- formerly. a room for receiving or entertaining guests; sitting room
  • drab -- not attractive; dull; monotonous
  • draft -- current of air
  • frost -- moisture frozen or or in a surface; feathery crystals of ice formed when water vapor in the air condenses at a temperature below freezing
  • timid -- easily frightend; shy
  • hypnotized -- put into a condition resembling deep sleeep, but more active, in which the person acts according to the suggestions of the person who brought about the condition
  • fascinated -- interested greatly; attracted very strongly; charmed
  • terror -- great fear
  • hermit -- person who goes away from others and lives alone

To Fly

  • drag -- the force acting on an object in motion, in a direciton opposite to the object's motion., procduced by friction. To pull or move along heavily or slowly; pull or draw along the ground.
  • hangars -- buildings for storing aircraft
  • aviation -- science or art of operating and navigating aircraft
  • cradle -- a frame to support weight
  • glider -- aircraft without an engine
  • stalled -- stopped or brought to a standstill, usually against your wish
  • flex -- to bend
  • rudder -- a flat piece of wood or metal hinged vertically to the rear end of an aircraft and used to steer it.
  • resistance -- thing or act that resists; opposing force; opposition

What Jo Did

  • swatted -- hit sharply or violently
  • dribbling -- moving a ball by bouncing it
  • jersey -- a shirt that is pulled over the head, made or a soft, knitted cloth
  • speechless -- not able to talk
  • backboard -- in basketball, the flat, elevated surface of wood, glass, or plastic on which the basket on a basketball court is fastened
  • hoop -- a ring or round, flat band
  • rim -- an edge, border, or margin on or around anything
  • unbelievable -- incredible; hard to think of as true or real
  • dunk -- to shoot a basketball by leaping, so that the hands are above the rim, and throwing the ball down through the netting
  • fouled -- in sports, made an unfair play against
  • marveled -- was filled with wonder; was astonished

You Want to be President

  • humble -- not proud; modest
  • solemnly -- seriously; earnestly; with dignity
  • howling -- very great
  • responsibility -- the act or fact or taking care of someone or something; obligation
  • Constitution -- the written set of fundamental principles by which the United States is governed
  • politics -- the work of government; managment of public business
  • vain -- having too much pride in your looks, ability, etc
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