mcraddock@nlmusd.org  Boo Dodgers!
 
So, we are doing a routine for the Family BBQ on June 5.  We are performing to the song by the B-52's-Rock Lobster.  
Dress for the performance: Anything NewWave-ish from the late 1970's, early 1980's (Beehive hairdos?  Yes!!).  Check out the cover for the song Rock Lobster.
Dressing up is not required. 
 
State testing schedule for Room 73 (Language Arts).
Students will do their best with a good night's rest, breakfast, and a snack to have before the testing.
Students will be split into two groups, with one group testing and the other in class for each of the testing days.
Not all students will be tested on each of the days.
 
*Part 2 testing (5-18 through 5-20) has been rescheduled for later in the month.  Details soon. 
All groups will do an in-class activity that prepares them for part 2 of the testing, on May 18*.
Group A tests on May 19 and 20 at 8:30.
Group B tests on May 19 and 20 at 10:30.
 
As of now, the students are grouped alphabetically (I may make adjustments to this based on need).
Group A will be students whose last names start with A-H.
Group B will be students whose last names start with J-V. 
 
Testing for Math will be in June. 
 
Projects have been assigned to all students.  
3rd grade is doing a project about one of the planets in our Solar System.  It consists of a written one paragraph report, visual project, and oral presentation.  We are starting the assignment in class to be finished at home.  The whole thing is due on May 12th.
 
4th grade is doing a California state report.  It consists of a written 4 paragraph report, visual project, and oral presentation.  We are starting the assignment in class to be finished at home.  The whole thing is due on May 27th.
 
A parent notice about the report is attached to the full directions about the report and should be returned as soon as possible (it may not have been brought home today by your child, but will be sent home officially when the project is to be finished at home-contact me if you need more information). 
   
"Yes, no, why?" assignment located after the vocabulary words at the bottom of this page on Thursday. 
 
Our 3rd grade field trip to the Ocean Institute has been changed to the Aquarium of the Pacific because of the distance to the Ocean Institute.  Still scheduled for June 5.  
  
Homework schedule: Typical 5 day week:
Monday- reading 20+ minutes, spelling, math and vocabulary (definitions)
Tuesday- reading 20+ minutes, spelling, math and vocabulary (matrix) 
Wednesday- reading 20+ minutes, spelling and math, study vocabulary  
Thursday-reading 20+ minutes, spelling (pretest at home), math and vocabulary (Yes, No, Why?)  
Friday- turn in all homework 
Math needs to be brought back to school every day to be corrected. 
 
Note:  Spelling homework is assigned to do at home.  Math homework is whatever assignment is not finished in class.  Vocabulary homework is assigned to do at home, however, time is often given in class to start the assignment. 
 
This week's spelling list:  

Commonly Misspelled Words VI

 

1.  a lot                        2.  we’re                        3.  upon                        4.  niece           

5.  lying                        6.  except                        7.  biscuit                        8.  scissors

9.  different                        10. beginning                        11. advice                        12. advise

13. accept                        14. tomorrow                        15. familiar                        16. genius

17. vacuum                        18. sincerely                        19. difference                        20. appearance

 

Study words 21-25 if you missed 10 or less of the first 20 words.

21.  villain                        22.  unnecessary            23.  unanimous           

24.  technique            25.  prejudice            

 

Vocabulary

 

flexible- Able to bend without breaking.

 

fragile- Easily damaged or broken.

 

frigid- Extremely cold.

 

fussy- Hard to please

 

genuine- Real or sincere.

 

glum- Sad or depressed.

 

gradual- Happening slowly or in stages.

 

greedy- Wanting more than what one needs.