Week of December 9th

End of 3rd Quarter testing this week, but we’ll end with a day of fun activities on Friday with our 3rd Grade Kumeyaay Day!

 

Monday- STAR testing for the students AR level.

Tuesday- Level Set for the students Achieve level.

Wednesday- Part 1 of a Math Performance test on the CAASPP website.

Thursday- Part 2 of the Math Performance test.

    The Math Performance tests are a review of what we’ve worked on thus far and will give the students experience on how to navigate on the CAASPP website for our end of year testing in the 4th quarter.

Thursday is also our 3rd grade Music and Art lesson day! J

 

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continue with identifying opinions in texts and finding evidence to support our claims.

Math–  Review Chapter 7 test and practice using the CAASPP website.  This is the site for the end of year testing.  Students will practice logging in and using the site, then take an assessment on Wednesday and Thursday.

Writing-  Using two sources, students will write an Opinion response for the prompt, Should Dogs Work?

Social Studies/ Science-  Revisit genetic traits and identify common traits in our classroom students.  We will create a Tree of Genetic Traits to display some of our student’s common traits.

 With your child:   “Are some genes more dominant in a population than others?” (Yes, for example our classroom had more students with dark hair then light, or more students with straight hair then curly, or more dark eyes then blue, etc.)

 

Upcoming Events 

12/13    3rd Grade Kumeyaay Day

12/21 – 1/12 Winter Break

Week of December 2nd

                                  Welcome Back! ***Field Trip coming UP!***

On this Thursday, December 5th the 3rd Graders will be walking over to Olympian High School to watch the play “Peter Pan”.  Permission slips went home before the break.  Please check your child’s backpack if you haven’t seen it yet.  Please make sure your child has walking shoes and dresses warmly for the walk.  Fingers crossed the rain will be done, but please watch the weather for proper attire.  Thank you!

 

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continuing with point of view and opinions.

Math–  Solving Division problems using equal groups. Chapter test on Friday.

Writing- Continue to model and practice the Opinion writing format.

Social Studies/ Science-  Exploring why animals form groups.

 With your child:   “How are bee hives similar to your family’s home?” (Both have a hierarchy with individual roles/ jobs/ chores.)

 

Upcoming Events 

12/05  Field Trip to Olympian High School

12/21 – 1/12 Winter Break

Week of November 18th

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continue with Point of View and be able to determine my own point of view from that of the narrator and/ or character.

Math–  Solving Division problems using equal groups.

Writing- Introduce and model the Opinion writing format

Social Studies/ Science-  Exploring how being similar to its parents, helps an organism to survive.

 With your child:   “Is Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk the villain?” (He did steal from the giant…)  We’ll be reading and discussing this story this week.

 

Upcoming Events 

11/4 – 11/20 Canned Food Drive

11/25 – 11/29  Thanksgiving Break – No School

Week of November 11th

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continue with Point of View focusing on pronouns and dialogue that distinguishes who is speaking.

Math–  Solving Division problems using equal groups.

Writing- Narrative writing performance task (Assessment) and Informative writing performance task.

Social Studies/ Science-  California Native Americans- Wrap up in class discussions and activities about local natives and Native American legends.

With your child:   “How does your teacher make you feel important?” (Use this to identify what your student values in a relationship.  Share something you remember about your 3rd grade teacher.)

 

Upcoming Events 

11/4 – 11/20 Canned Food Drive

11/25 – 11/29  Thanksgiving Break – No School

Week of October 28th

Happy Halloween

Hi Parents,

This Thursday is Halloween.  We will not be dressing up at school that day.  Please leave costumes at home.  This Saturday is our Masquerade Festival at Wolf Canyon, and students and parents are encouraged to wear there costumes to the event.  There will be games and food for all to enjoy.  The 3rd grade team will be hosting a Nacho booth!  Proceeds  will go towards upcoming field trip expenses.

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continue with Character Traits, Sequence of Events, and Point of View.

Math–   Continue learning about Multiplication strategies and solving for the unknown.  Use the Associative Property of Multiplication to solve math problems.

Writing-  Start a new narrative using facts from an informative article about Prairie Dogs. Writing will include character development and dialogue.

Social Studies/ Science-  California Native Americans- We will focus on 4 tribes throughout the different regions of California.  We will be focusing on how the tribes use natural resources to create their shelters.  Students will be asked to collect material in preparation for creating a scaled model of a native shelter the following week.  Please check their homework folders on Monday and ask them about it.

With your child:   “What is the Associative Property of Multiplication?” (The Associative Property allows us to group factors in any order to help us solve the problem. For example, (4 x 4) x 5 = (4 x 5) x 4. Moving left to right, it is easier to multiply 4 x 5 first, then multiple that product by 4, rather than 4 x 4 first, then multiply that product by 5.  Either way, we get the same answer of 80.)

 

Upcoming Events 

10/28 GATE testing schedule

9:00-10:15 Mr. Marcus’ Class

12:40 –1:55 Mrs. Lee’s Class

2:00-3:15 Mr. Nixon’s Class

10/29

9:00-10:15  Mrs. Felix’s Class

11:05- 11:45 (Continuing after lunch as needed.) Ms. Madison’s Class

10/30 Make-Up GATE testing if needed

11/2 – Saturday, Masquerade Festival 1pm- 5pm (Sorry, wrong times were previously posted.)

Week of October 21st

Red Ribbon

                                                   Red Ribbon and Wolf Canyon Spirit Week

Monday:  Wear Black and White

Tuesday: Dress like Twins Find your buddy and pair up against drugs.

Wednesday: Enchanted Day  Be on the lookout for unicorns, elves, trolls, wizards and magical things.

Thursday: Timberwolf Pride Wolf theme and Wolf Canyon shirts.

FridayWear Red  It’s the color of the day, we won’t forget, drug free is how we pledge to stay!

 

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continue with Character Traits, Sequence of Events, Fables and introduce Myths.  Identify and use non-literal language.

Math–   Continue learning about Multiplication strategies and solving for the unknown.  Use the Distributive Property of Multiplication to solve math problems.

Writing-  Continue writing a narrative using facts from an informative article. Writing will include character development and dialogue.

Social Studies/ Science-  California Native Americans- How they adapt to and use natural resources.

With your child:   “What does 5 x 6 = C mean?” (One possible answer, the equation means 5 equal groups of 6.  The 6 is the size of each group. The C represents the unknown.)

 

Upcoming Events 

 10/21 – 10/25  Red Ribbon Week

10/22  Souplantation Restaurant Fund Raiser Night

10/24 Fall Pictures Make-Up Day

10/25 Law Enforcement Day

10/28- 10/30 – 3rd Grade GATE testing. Each class will test separately, on one of those days.

11/2 – Masquerade Festival 3pm- 6pm 

Week of October 14th

This week in: 

Language Arts-  Continue with Character Traits, Sequence of Events, and Fables to be able to compare stories with similar characters.

Math–   Continue learning about Multiplication strategies and solving for the unknown.

Writing-  Begin writing a narrative using facts from an informative article. 

Social Studies/ Science-  Learning about natural resources in our local environment. 

  

With your child:   “What is the Distributive Property of Multiplication?”  (It is the “Break Apart” strategy.  We can simplify a factor of a multiplication problem into smaller factors that are easier to multiply.  For example, instead of 9 x 6= we can “break apart” the  9 into (5+4) x 6=.  Then distribute or “pass out” the 5 and 4 with the 6.   (5×6) + (4×6)= and get 30 + 24 = 54.)

 

Upcoming Events 

   

10/16 – Picture Day  

10/28 – 3rd Grade GATE testing 

11/2 – Masquerade Festival 3pm- 6pm