Mrs. Cacciatori's 5th Grade

School:Tonica Grade School
Location:Tonica IL

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!


Play hangman with your words. Guess letters to form words from the lists that are added by people just like you! Practice your classroom lists.

List Content

A Mountain of a Monument

  • sculpture -- figure or design made by carving stone, wood, marble, or clay
  • dedicate -- to set apart for a special purpose
  • nostril -- one of two outer openings of the nose
  • explosives -- something that can burst or cause other items to burst suddenly and violently
  • awesome -- causing wonder or fear
  • hail -- to greet or attract the attention of by calling or shouting

An Island Scrapbook

  • parallel -- the same distance apart at all points
  • fireball -- a sphere of glowing light
  • barrier -- something that blocks the way
  • emerge -- to come out
  • naturalist -- a person who studies nature
  • teeming -- swarming

Carlos and the Skunk

  • peculiar -- odd
  • stunned -- shocked
  • tortillas -- round, flat bread
  • unbearable -- difficult to put up with
  • unpleasant -- disagreeable
  • nestled -- settled down comfortably

Dear Mr. Henshaw

  • rejected -- refused to accept
  • snoop -- one who searches in a sneaky or nosy way
  • submitted -- handed in
  • permission -- consent from someone in authority
  • reserved -- set aside for a special purpose
  • afford -- have enough money to pay for

Digging Up the Past

  • starvation -- the state of not having had enough food
  • eventually -- at the end, finally
  • bullet -- a small piece of metal fired from a gun
  • fraction -- a part of a whole
  • violent -- showing great or destructive force
  • arrowheads -- the pointed tips or heads of arrows

Going Back Home

  • heritage -- handed down from an earlier generation
  • livestock -- animals raised for profit
  • influenced -- to have an effect on
  • tiresome -- boring or dull
  • survival -- the act of continuing to exist
  • thrive -- to be successful

Grandma Essie's/Wagon

  • granite -- a type of enameled ironware
  • cemetery -- place where the dead are buried
  • canvas -- stong, heavy cloth
  • tornado -- powerful storm with winds that whirl in a funnel-shaped cloud
  • bashful -- shy
  • orphanage -- a place that takes in and cares for parentless children

How to Think/Scientist

  • observations -- acts of noticing
  • normally -- usual level
  • automatically -- done without a person's control
  • carelessly -- without close attention
  • assignments -- tasks
  • swerved -- turned aside suddenly

It's Our World Too!

  • dangled -- hung or swung loosely
  • lecture -- to give a talk to an audience; to scold
  • auction -- a public sale at which things are sold to the person who offers the most money
  • deliveries -- things taken to someone or to some place
  • donate -- to give
  • publicity -- information given to bring a person or thing to the attention of the public

John Henry

  • pulverized -- ground into dust
  • rebuild -- make or build again
  • commotion -- confusion; lots of noise
  • dynamite -- a powerful explosive for blasting
  • grit -- fine pieces of gravel or sand
  • acre -- a piece of land that measures 43,560 square feet

The Big Storm

  • uneven -- not straight
  • data -- items of information
  • cycle -- series of events that happens over and over again
  • injured -- harmed
  • atmosphere -- layer of gases that surround the Earth
  • collision -- the act of crashing against each other

The Marble Champ

  • division -- a part of a whole
  • accurate -- correct;exact
  • glory -- great praise;honor
  • onlookers -- spectators
  • congratulated -- gave praise for something done well
  • elementary -- dealing with the beginning of something

The Paper Dragon

  • billowed -- moved in a great wave
  • scorched -- burnt on the surface
  • heroic -- very brave
  • devour -- to take in eagerly
  • uprooted -- removed from the ground
  • quench -- bring to an end by extinguishing

The Wreck of the Zephyr

  • timbers -- pieces of wood for building
  • ominous -- threatening; telling of trouble to come
  • shoreline -- the outline of the land along the edge of an ocean, lake, or river
  • treacherous -- dangerous
  • spire -- structure that becomes narrow at the top
  • hull -- the sides and bottom of a ship


  • predictions -- noting of future events
  • severe -- harsh or extreme
  • detect -- discover or notice
  • stadium -- large structure in which events are held
  • reliable -- dependable
  • destruction -- act or process of destroying or ruining

Wilma Unlimited

  • athletic -- strong and active
  • astounding -- amazing
  • luxury -- something that gives pleasure or comfort but is not necessary
  • scholarship -- money given to a student to help pay for education
  • concentrating -- keeping one's thoughts on something
  • bushel -- a measure for dry things equal to 32 quarts
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