mcraddock@nlmusd.org  Boo Dodgers!
 
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 25th.
 
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). 
 
Congratulations to table 4!!!!
Our homework competition for the month of March results:  Table 1-75%, Table 2-68%, Table 3-61%, Table 4-86%
We'll do another one after Spring Break.
Root beer floats for table 4 at lunch on Thursday!
 

New info!!!!! 
3rd grade field trip to the Discovery Cube is scheduled for May 1st.  Details to be forthcoming. 
Permission slips, information sheet, and lunch orders (we are eating lunch back at the school, but may not be back in time to get a cafeteria lunch-so order a lunch or bring a lunch) were sent home today in the Thursday Folder. 
 
 
"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.  
 
 
Thank you to all who helped fundraise for our field trip.  The water bottle had a little over $100 in it, and we raised over $400 with Smencil sales.
 
 

 
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:  

Spelling

Prefixes dec(i), cent, kilo, and semi

dec(i) = ten

cent = hundred

kilo = thousand

semi = half

 

1.  decade                        2.  century                        3.  kilometer                        4.  cent

5.  December                   6.  kilogram                      7.  semicircle                       8.  decimal

9.  centimeter                   10. semicolon                   11. centigrade                     12. centennial

13. semiannual                14. decimeter                     15. centipede                      16. semiformal

17. kiloliter                      18.  decathlon                    19. kilowatt                        20. semiconscious    

 

Vocabulary

 

 

bold- Ready to face danger.

 

bothered- Annoyed. 

 

bountiful- In large amounts.

 

broad- Wide.

 

brisk- Fresh or fast.

 

brutal- Extremely difficult to deal with.

 

bumbling- Clumsy.

 

chaotic- Without order, messy.

 

Vocabulary

 

 

bold- Ready to face danger.

bothered- Annoyed.

bountiful- In large amounts.

broad- Wide.

brisk- Fresh or fast.

brutal- Extremely difficult to deal with.

bumbling- Clumsy.

chaotic- Without order, messy.

 

YNY

 

1.     The soldiers were very bold when they confronted the enemy.

 

2.     The children bothered their parents when they fought with each other.

 

3.     The harvest was very bountiful, there were not enough vegetables to make any money.

 

4.     The path was so broad that they could easily walk side by side on their hike.

 

5.     The wind was very brisk, refreshing on a hot day.

 

6.     The winter was so brutal, we couldn’t go outside for almost a week…brrrrrr!

 

7.     After being hit on the head by a foul ball, the spectator was seen bumbling down the aisle.

 

8.     The teacher’s desk was so neat and organized, one student said it was chaotic.