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Enrollment for Junior Kindergarten will begin on December 3, 2018.  Class begins Feb 1st!
Staff email: Office 365


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!!!
My name is Mr. Craddock.
I teach 3rd grade.
This week, with Friday off, Thursday's vocabulary assignment will be moved to Wednesday.
For short school weeks with the Monday off:  Pretty much all remains the same, except for the vocabulary assignments.  Tuesday vocabulary is the definitions, Wednesday is the matrix and Thursday will be the Yes, No, Why assignment.
Spelling homework is done on Spelling City.  They should do at least 2 assignments on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  There are 10 assignments on Spelling City, so they should do at least 6 of them on short weeks, and at least 8 of them on regular school weeks.
To get there: 
Elementary school links
Spelling City
Their username is their student number
They have their individual password (most have a 3 letter password)
Regular homework schedule:
Spelling and vocabulary lists are further down the page.
Vocabulary assignment information also located further down the page.
Yes, No, Why assignment located near the bottom of the page.

Mon: 20 minutes of reading
Vocabulary: definitions
Spelling: 2 assignments on Spelling City
Math: whatever work that is not completed in class is assigned for homework

Tues: 20 minutes of reading
Vocabulary: matrix
Spelling: 2 assignments on Spelling City
Math: whatever work that is not completed in class is assigned for homework

Wed: 20 minutes of reading
Vocabulary: Study words
Spelling: 2 assignments on Spelling City
Math: whatever work that is not completed in class is assigned for homework

Thurs: 20 minutes of reading
Vocabulary: Yes, No, Why?
Spelling: 2 assignments on Spelling City 
Math: whatever work that is not completed in class is assigned for homework

Vocabulary assignments.
Monday definitions: Students write the vocabulary words from the spelling list onto the definition paper. If they don't have the definitions paper they can make one themselves.

Tuesday matrix:
Students fold a blank paper in half, three times. There will be eight rectangles on the paper when it is unfolded, known as "windows". In each window the student writes the vocabulary word at the top of the window, the definition at the bottom of the window, and draws a picture in the middle of the window that represents the vocabulary word.

Wednesday study words:
Students should study the words with a partner.

Thursday YNY (Yes, No, Why)
Students evaluate a sentence as to whether the word is used correctly in a sentence. There are 5 parts to their response.
1. Yes (or No)
2. because
3. vocabulary word (the actual word)
4. means
5. definition

example sentence
1. The main character in the story was the ending.

example response
1. No, because main character means the most important character in the story.

example sentence
2. Barack Obama was the head of our federal government.

example response
2. Yes, because government means a country's laws and leaders.

Fri: Bring all homework to school to be turned in.
Math will need to be brought back to school daily to correct, but will not be turned in until
FYI:  I don't know why the numbers do not format well from the original document to this page.  
Spelling for week of December 17.
'r' controlled vowels 
  1. card        2.  art             3.  learn                4.  tear
  2. Earth      6.  pear           7.  hurt                 8.  curl
  3. shirt       10. born         11. market            12. scarf
  4. storm     14. your         15. north               16. shark
  5. chair      18. sharp        19. steer                20. search

How does adding the suffixes –ing, -ed, and–er to words

ending in or change their spelling? 

 Good question.

  1. copied           2.  growing                 3.  emptied                 4.  stayed
  2. tried              6.  enjoyed                  7.  earlier                    8.  drawer
  3. mower          10. playing                 11. applying               12. destroying
  4. marrying       14. clawed                 15. delayed                16. prettier
  5. crazier           18. hungrier               19. employer             20. noisier
  6. allied             22.  dyeing                 23.  liquefied             24. annoying          
  7. hurrying



debate-  A discussion between people or groups who have a difference of opinion.

conflict- A fight, battle, or war.

convert-  To change something, usually someone’s beliefs.

contribute-  To do something for, or give something for, a cause (reason).

consume-  To eat, buy, or use.

consequence-  The result of an action.

contrary-  Opposite.

compound-  To make problem or error worse.



The six people who were hoping to be president had a debate, discussing their different opinions.


The United States was involved in a major conflictin the 1940’s.  You may have heard of it; it was called WWII.


During a debate, the opposing debaters try to convertvoters who oppose them, to change their mind and vote for them.


We all owe a great big thanks to those who contributed to our penny jar.


When I get an In ‘N Out burger, I consumeit very quickly.


When you misbehave, a consequencecould be a time out.


When I have a contraryopinion to someone else, we agree.


The Dodgers have a bad habit of compounding errors by continuously throwing the ball all over the field.

Mike Craddock
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