Week of December 15, 2014

This is the final week of school before the end of the second quarter. Students will be receiving report cards by the end of the week. Look for them in your student’s backpack!

The Holiday Gift Shop will take place December 15 – 18 in room 703.  This is a great opportunity for your child to buy gifts for family and friends. You can preview the gifts on Monday, the 15th, then send money in the envelope that came home last week. Please send the money on the day that your class is scheduled to go to the Gift Shop.

Monday, December 15 is the PTA General Meeting at 7:00 pm.

This week in:

  • Language Arts: Opinion – Should Schools Be Year-Round?
  • Writing: Narrative – The Day I Got Trapped In a Snow Globe
  • Math: Topic 3 – Multiplication
  • Social Studies: Chula Vista History Play

Homework:

No homework is assigned this week! We recommend you continue to read for 20 minutes a night, as well as practice your multiplication facts!

Reminders:

The weather is finally starting to cool off. Please make sure your student is wearing appropriate outerwear, especially in the morning. As per Mrs. McLaren: When the weather is cold, no jacket, no outdoor play.

Multiplication is a HUGE part of math from third grade and beyond, and we are working on knowing all multiplication facts 0-10 automatically. Students must know these facts before they leave third grade, or they will struggle in math in later grades. And even if your child has passed every multiplication quiz, they need to practice routinely so they do not forget the facts they worked so hard to learn. Some ideas for how you can help your child at home include flash cards; multiplication.com, xtramath.org, and abcya.com; practicing rapid-fire in the car, during commercials, or at dinner, et cetera.

Please be sure to send your child to school in appropriate footwear. We have PE every day, and it is important that students wear comfortable, close-toed shoes.Don’t forget to return your library books!

Upcoming Events

The Wolf Canyon GLEE Club will be featured on KUSI Channel 9/51 “Songs of the Holiday Season” Wednesday, December 24 at 7:00 pm and again on Thursday, December 25 at 10:00 am.
Winter Break is December 22 – January 12. Students return Jan. 13, 2015, with a minimum day.

Wolf Canyon is offering Parent Math Workshops on the new Common Core Math.  Thursday, January 22  (for parents of students in grades K-2) and Thursday, January 29 (for parents of students in grades 3-6).  Both workshops are 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm right before the Science and Technology events.

Yearbook Pre-sales will begin in January when we return.  Yearbooks will be on sale ONLINE ONLY for $36.00 each through February 27.  After that any additional yearbooks will cost $50 and will only be available for order through March 20.

The Chula Vista Elementary School District is offering parent workshops:

  • Positive Solutions for Families – Feb. 2, March 2, and April 13 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the District Office on East J St.
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Week of December 8, 2014

The BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) Bookfair is this week – December 8 – 10 only.  Books make great holiday gifts for children!

This week in:

  • Language Arts: Opinion: Should Schools Be Year-Round?
  • Writing: Opinion: Should Schools Be Year-Round? and No More Chocolate Milk?!
  • Math: Topic 3 – Multiplication
  • Social Studies: Chula Vista History

Homework:

KidBiz Article: “The Perfect Apple?”  and Thought Question

Math Pages

Multiplication

Spelling: “ur” spelling pattern

Reminders:

Multiplication is a HUGE part of math from third grade and beyond, and we are working on knowing all multiplication facts 0-10 automatically. Students must know these facts before they leave third grade, or they will struggle in math in later grades. And even if your child has passed every multiplication quiz, they need to practice routinely so they do not forget the facts they worked so hard to learn. Some ideas for how you can help your child at home include flash cards; multiplication.com, xtramath.org, and abcya.com; practicing rapid-fire in the car, during commercials, or at dinner, et cetera.

Please be sure to send your child to school in appropriate footwear. We have PE every day, and it is important that students wear comfortable, close-toed shoes.

Don’t forget to return your library books!

Upcoming Events

The Holiday Store is coming up from December 15 – December 18. Students can purchase gifts for family and friends. If you would like to send your child with money, please send it THE DAY YOU CLASS VISITS THE STORE in the envelope that went home this week. There is a preview day on the 15th, where students can check out the items that are for sale.

The Wolf Canyon Music Program and GLEE Club winter concert is Thursday, December 11 at 6:30 pm.   Bring your favorite holiday cookie to share after the presentation. The program is free.

Winter Break is December 22 – January 12. Students return Jan. 13, 2015, with a minimum day.