Week of June 1st

End of school

Parents, as our school year comes to an end we hope you’ll help us by reminding your children how special they are and how much we care for them.  Please let them know that we miss them all and cherished our time together this year.  We’ve done our best to create an online classroom for them to interact in and feel safe.  We appreciate your help and patience in making this transition as we all learned to work remotely.

We don’t have a date yet for when the new school year will begin, but the Chula Vista Elementary School District is working on creating grade level summer learning plans that families can use over the summer break if they choose.  You can visit www.cvesd.org for more information.  Stay up to date on school news by following the Wolf Canyon Blog at https://wolfcanyontimberwolves.org/

Here is the link to our final Choice Menu of the Year. June 1st Choice Menu.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL): Buddy Up 

Each week we engage the students with a “Buddy Up” question to promote the development of communication skills and relationship building.  Feel free to use this question to open up dialogue with your child.  This weeks question is:

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

  Thank you again parents for all of your support and help in making this a great year for our 3rd graders.  We’ll be focusing on all the good things that happened this week during our online student interactions this week.  We wish everyone a safe summer break!

-The Third Grade Team

 

 

Week of May 25th

Memorial Day

 

Wishing you all a safe Memorial Day.  We honor and express our gratitude for all those who have died serving in the military.

 

Here is our 3rd Grade Choice Menu for the week. May 25th Choice Menu

 

Innovation week 2020

During this week, members of our Innovation team will be hosting live online events that explore topics from superhero technology, to building important tools (that will also produce some tasty treats), to exploring the amazing structures animals use for survival. All live sessions will be hosted on the Microsoft Teams platform at 1pm. Click here for schedule and more details.

 

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL): Buddy Up 

Each week we engage the students with a “Buddy Up” question to promote the development of communication skills and relationship building.  Feel free to use this question to open up dialogue with your child.  This weeks question is:

Would you rather go back in time or into the future to meet someone?  

     Who would you like to meet and why? 

 

As we begin to wrap up the school year, be sure to check out our school blog for updates on 6th Grade Promotion, Yearbooks and more.  https://wolfcanyontimberwolves.org/

Week of May 18th

Hello Parents and Guardians,

Don’t forget to visit the Wolf Canyon School blog for updates on school events.  https://wolfcanyontimberwolves.org/

Here is this weeks Choice Menu. May 18th Choice Menu

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL): Buddy Up

Each week we engage the students with a “Buddy Up” question to promote the development of communication skills and relationship building.  Feel free to use this question to open up dialogue with your child.  This weeks question is:

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”     – Virginia Woolf 

 What is your favorite meal?    Who makes it, and who eats it with you? 

May the 4th be with you!

May the 4th

Hello 3rd Grade Families,

Besides our Weekly Choice Menu we want to make sure you check out the                     Wolf Canyon Blog weekly to stay informed about school events. During this week, classroom materials like workbooks and personal belongings will be passed out via a drive through pick up schedule.  If you can’t make it in, we’ll hold on to the packet until school restarts.  Also, if you have any school library books you can drop them off at the same time.  In addition there is a library cart out in front of the school during the day. You can deposit the books at your convenience during normal school hours.

Student Material Distribution

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

DATE

LAST NAME

Tuesday, 5/5

A – C

Wednesday, 5/6

D – J

Thursday, 5/7

K – P

Friday, 5/8

Q – Z

     We appreciate all of your support at home! We miss our students and enjoy getting to see and chat with them in Teams.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions about our choice menu.

May 4th choice menu

 

Week of April 27th

Hello 3rd Grade Parents and Guardians,

We hope you’re all doing well and are able to create some new routines to adjust to the Covid-19 quarantine.  We’d like to remind you all that the Choice Menu is there to help you create a daily routine based on your child’s needs and personal family situation.  We are working hard to transfer our standards based lessons into electronic versions, and are available to help in a variety of ways.  Email is one way, but we are also working on interacting and engaging the students through the Teams app and it’s video and chat features.

As teachers it is in our nature to try and motivate students to learn and complete assignments, but currently our focus is driven more by their social and emotional needs.  The weekly Choice Menu is a tool at your disposal that can be utilized how you see fit.  You may see “due dates” listed, but those are merely a function of the programs we are using and a way for us to stay organized.  Nothing is mandatory, and we do not want to add to the stress of the current situation by requiring assignments to be completed.  We will do our best to support each individual student no matter where they are academically.  Thank you for your patience as we develop grade level distance learning procedures, and try to synthesize the old with the new ways of doing things remotely.

Here is this weeks Choice Menu.

April 27 choice menu

Week of April 13th

Distance Learning

Hello 3rd Grade Parents and Guardians,

We hope you are all safe and miss our students very much!  The 3rd Grade team is working on rolling out a standards based Weekly Choice Menu of activities for your children.  Please know that this is not a mandatory list of assignments.  Pick and choose what works best for your student, and your family’s schedule.

We are also working on at least one weekly classroom web conference to promote social interaction with peers, and additional student and teacher interactions online via secure classroom chats.

Keep an eye out for email updates from your classroom teacher.  Thank you more than ever for your support at home!

Sincerely,

The 3rd Grade Team

Week of April 6th

Hello 3rd Grade Families,

The teachers of Wolf Canyon will be remotely attending professional development sessions the week of April 6th, as we prepare to launch Distance Learning for our students on April 13th.

Distance Learning will be new for all of us.  We will strive to implement our new remote activities and routines in a step-by-step approach.  Ideally, adding new learning opportunities as our time and experience grow.  We ask for your patience and understanding as we travel through this endeavor together.

Teachers will be reaching out to their classes with more details as they become available.  Rest assured, we will be using a variety of tools and resources to address both the academic needs, and the social emotional needs of our students.

We are all eager, excited and nervous for what is to come.  As teachers, we just want to be back with our students and continue helping them to reach their individual goals.

Sincerely,

The Third Grade Team