Week of August 28th

This week in:

Language Arts–  Continue to analyze two fables from Aesop and identify the sequence of events.

       Questions to ask your child: “What is the gist?” (a short summary of the main idea)

Spelling- Long /i/    See the Homework Packet for the spelling list.

Writing– Continue our practicing of Informative Writing using our KidBiz Thought Questions as a prompt.

Math– Introduce Division as an unknown factor and how it is related to multiplication.

Students may practice Math skills on Dreambox.

Social Studies- Digital Citizenship Staying safe on the internet.

        Question: “What is a cyberbully?” (Someone who uses technology tools such as the Internet and cell phones to deliberately upset someone else.)

Upcoming Events

    • September 4th : Labor Day, No School
    • September 6th : Family Dinner Night
    • September 7th – 15th : Parent/ Teacher conferences.
    • September 8th : Family Movie Night/ Campout
    • September 18th – 29th: Fall Break
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Week of August 21st

This week in:

Language Arts–  Analyze two fables from Aesop, review key events.

       Questions to ask your child: “What is a fable?” (A story that teaches a moral, or lesson.  Usually has an animal as a main character.)

Spelling- Long /e/    See the Homework Packet for the spelling list.

Writing– Finish modeling an informative response to an Achieve article’s Thought Question. Students will practice writing an informative response on a new article.

Math– Continue our unit on Understanding Multiplication.  Multiplying with 1 and 0, the Commutative Property of Multiplication

Students may practice Math skills on Dreambox.

Social Studies- Physical and Human Geography: Continue learning about California Regions and their natural resources.

        Question: “Why are Natural Resources important?”

Upcoming Events

    • September 4th : Labor Day, No School
    • September 6th : Family Dinner Night
    • September 7th – 14th : Parent/ Teacher conferences.
    • September 8th : Family Movie Night/ Campout
    • September 18th – 29th: Fall Break

Week of August 14th

This week in:

Language Arts–  Analyze sequential text and making inferences from a timeline.

       Questions to ask your child: “What are text features?” (Titles, subheadings, photographs, captions, etc.)  “Why should readers examine them before reading?” (To become familiar with the topic and make connections prior to reading the text.)

Spelling- Long /o/ and /u/ Vowel     See the Homework Packet for the spelling list.

Writing– Finish modeling an informative response to an Achieve article’s Thought Question. Students will practice writing an informative response on a new article.

Math– Continue our unit on Understanding Multiplication.

Students may practice Math skills on Dreambox.

Social Studies- Physical and Human Geography: California Regions and their natural resources.

        Question: “What is a Natural Resource?”  (Water, lumber, soil, oil, etc.)

Upcoming Events

    • August 15th  ELAC meeting, 9am
    • August 15th PTA General Meeting at 6pm
    • August 17th– Curriculum Night starts at 5:30pm. There will be three separate, back-to-back repeating sessions. For those who have more than 1 student attending Wolf Canyon, you’ll be able to visit all of your teacher’s classrooms. 5:30- 6pm, 6:15- 6:45, 7:00 – 7:30
    • September 4th – Labor Day, No School
    • September 7th – 14th Parent/ Teacher conferences.

Week of August 7th

This week in:

Language Arts–  Continue our work on the Close Reading strategy and identifying the main idea of informational texts. Summarizing and coming up with the gist of an article. Analyze Cause and Effect and inferences in texts.

       Question: “What does the “gist” mean?” (A short summary telling the reader what the article is about.)

Spelling- Long /a/ Vowel     See the Homework Packet for the spelling list.

Writing– Finish working on a Personal Narrative inspired by the book Wimberly Worried. Model an informative response to an Achieve article.

Math– Begin our unit on Understanding Multiplication, a major focus for Third Grade.

Social Studies- Physical and Human Geography: California Regions and it’s natural resources.

        Question: “What is a Natural Resource?”

Upcoming Events

    • August 15th PTA General Meeting at 6pm
    • August 17th– Curriculum Night starts at 5:30pm. There will be three separate, back-to-back complete sessions. For those who have more than 1 student attending Wolf Canyon, you’ll be able to visit all of your teacher’s classrooms.
    • September 4th – Labor Day, No School