Boo Dodgers!
The Smencils have landed!  On sale in the office!!!
"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.  We will only have to fundraise about $550-600 instead of $1200.
3rd grade also has a field trip scheduled for the Discovery Cube and 4th grade is going to the Mission in San Juan Capistrano as well as a Sacramento field trip. 
More information to follow soon.
We will be collecting pennies, in the classroom, as one of our efforts to fund the Aquarium field trip.  I found an old, glass, 5 gallon water bottle and thought it would be a good idea to try and fill it with pennies to help save for the field trip (if you can spare any pennies, please send them along). :)  The bottle is about 1/4 full!!!  Thank you to all who have donated.  Keep 'em coming!

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:  

1.  believe                        2.  ceiling                        3.  weigh                        4.  chief

5.  receive                        6.  neighbor                        7.  piece                        8.  theif

9.  eight                        10. shield                        11. their                        12. friend

13. beige                        14. deceive                        15. pier                        16. reindeer

17. receipt                        18. diesel                        19. weird                        20. freight


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

21. foreign                        22. height                        23. seize                        24. forfeit

25. reign


Phonics rule:

Spell the long e sound, i before e except after c.

Spell the long a sound e before i.

Exceptions, there are a few.




habitat- A living thing’s home.


ecosystem- All the living and non-living things that interact in an environment.


interior-  The inside of something.


exterior-  The outside of something.


peninsula-  An area of land surrounded by water on 3 sides.


equivalent- Equal to.


geology- Study of the Earth.


biology- Study of life. 



1.     The rabbit’s habitat is in a hole down by the river.


2.     We all affect the environment in both positive and negative ways.


3.     The interior of the classroom was decorated very nicely.


4.     We painted the exterior of the house with outdoor paint.


5.     Hawaii is a penisula.


6.     6 is equivalent to 4 +2.


7.     If you want to study the Earth and rocks, you can take geology classes in high school and college.


8.     If you think the life cycles of plants and animals are interesting, become a biology student in college.