Spring Break 2020

What a great time to share your hobbies with your children, or learn to draw or share cooking and baking lessons.

Below is a couple of videos Mr. Nixon put together to help keep our Wolf Canyon community connected.  More read aloud and activity videos are in the works to inspire and entertain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ7m5YkFFJ0  cup and ball challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoO87kYPpds   read aloud #1

Plus, GoNoodle has a lot of videos that the students enjoy.

Achieve, GoMath and other district websites are available.  Click on the link to the right.

 

 

Week of February 10th

Valentines Day

Parents, we will allow students to pass out Valentine’s Day cards at the end of the day on Thursday, February 13th.  Please do not send candy with the cards, but instead if you want to include a gift consider using school supplies or healthy snacks.  Thank you.

This week in:

Language Arts-  Comparing and Contrasting, and being able to describe the relationship between two or more things.  Identifing and using possessive and common nouns.

Math–  Continue our unit on Understanding Fractions. Students will be able to partition a whole into equal parts and define the equal parts as a unit fraction numerically.

Writing-  Continue our work on a Writing Performance Task that models the end of year CAASPP test.  Students will be reading 2 articles about Astronauts, then answering prompts citing both articles as a resource.

Social Studies- Begin unit on Communities.  Students will learn how communities began in California, focusing on who were the early explorers, identifying their routes on a map, and using a time line.

 

 With your child: “What is a fraction?” (Fractions represent equal parts of a whole. For example, ½ means there are 2 equal parts, and only 1 is selected.) Ask them to draw a picture for ½.

 

Upcoming Events 

2/14 & 2/17 No school- President’s Day weekend

Week of February 3rd

Hello Feb

 

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continue our focus on identifying the main idea and sequence of events. Review plural and singular nouns.

Math–  Continue our unit on Understanding Fractions. Students will be able to identify equal parts of a whole.

Writing-  Continue our work on a Writing Performance Task that models the end of year CAASPP test.  Students will be reading 2 articles about Astronauts, then answering prompts citing both articles as a resource.

Science- Continue unit on Weather and Climate, and types of storms.

With your child: “Who did you sit with at lunch? What did you talk about?” (Don’t forget to share a special moment from your day with them too.)

Upcoming Events 

2/13 Students can pass out Valentines Day cards

2/14 & 2/17 No school- President’s Day weekend

Week of January 27th

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continue our focus on identifying the main idea and sequence of events.

Math–  Wrap up our unit on organizing data to make meaning and answer questions. Begin our unit on Understanding Fractions. Fractions represent parts of a whole.

Writing-  Work on a Writing Performance Task that models the end of year CAASPP test.  Students will be reading 2 articles about Astronauts, then answering prompts citing both articles as a resource.

Science- Continue unit on Weather and Climate and the tools meteorologists use to forecast the weather.

 

 With your child: “What did you do that was creative?” (Checking in with your child to know what they enjoy working on.  Do they prefer “hands on” crafts, or using their brains? Don’t forget to share a special moment from your day with them too.)

 

Upcoming Events 

1/29 McTeacher Night at McDonalds in Millenia 4pm – 8pm

2/14 & 2/17 No school- President’s Day weekend

Week of January 20th

This week in:

Language Arts-  Find main idea and key details in an informative article.  Use this week’s article and last week’s in writing a response to a prompt.

Math–  Continue unit on organizing data to make meaning and answer questions. Test on Friday.

Writing-  Using facts from 2 informative articles, write an opening paragraph for a narrative about using the first telephone at home.

Science- Continue unit on Weather and Climate?

 

 With your child: “Can you tell me an example of kindness you saw/ showed?” (Checking in with your child to know what they appreciate.  Don’t forget to share a special moment from your day with them too.)

 

Upcoming Events 

1/23 Jump 4 Heart kick-off assembly

1/29 McTeacher Night at McDonalds in Millenia 4pm – 8pm

2/14 & 2/17 No school- President’s Day weekend

Week of January 14th

School resumes on Tuesday, January 14th.

It’s a minimum day, students are dismissed at 1:45.

This week in:

Language Arts-  Review key details, events and sequence of events.  Read informative article and annotate facts.

Math–  Organize data to make meaning and answer questions.

Writing-  Continue our work on “Opinion” responses. “Should schools be year round?”

Science-  What is the difference between Weather and Climate?

 

 With your child: “What made you smile today?” (Checking in with your child to know what they appreciate.  Don’t forget to share a special moment from your day with them too.)

 

Upcoming Events 

1/20 No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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