Week of September 16th

*** Please note that this week we continue Parent/ Teacher Conferences. ***

                                     School is dismissed daily this week at 1:45 pm.

This week in:

Language Arts-  Identify the key details of an informative text on Caesar Chavez, then compare and contrast MLK Jr. to Caesar Chavez.

Math–   Continue unit on Division, Chapter 6 in Go Math.

Writing- Continue using our informative writing checklists to create “compare and contrast” responses.

Social Studies/ Science-  Students will learn about the geographical features of our local region and create a graphic organizer to demonstrate their understanding.

 

Question to ask your child: “How is multiplication and division similar?” They both can be explained using the same terms; equal groups, size of the groups and total. Students should also be able to write related facts. For example, 4 x 5 = 20, 5 x 4 = 20, 20 ÷ 4 = 5, and 20 ÷ 5 = 4.  4 groups of 5 equals 20, and 20 divided into equal groups of 5 is 4.)

 

Upcoming Events

 

9/16 – 9/20 Parent Teacher Conferences:  **Minimum Day Schedule all week!**

9/20 – Last day of the 1st Quarter.

9/23 – 10/4 Fall Break

10/8 – Tuesday, school resumes. Regular Day schedule 

10/16 – Picture Day 

11/2 – Masquerade Festival 3pm- 6pm 

Week of September 9th

Apex fun run

The APEX fun run is this Thursday!  Thank you for your support in helping your children get sponsors.  This is our PTA’s major fundraiser for the year.  Proceeds in the past have contributed to laptops for students and helped fund field trips.

If you’re available, we need parents to help track the number of laps run by each child.  All that’s needed is a smile.  You’ll be provided with a marker, and you’ll just place a tally mark on the back of the student’s race shirt as they come around each lap.  3rd Graders are scheduled to run at 10:15.

This week in:

Language Arts-  Identify the key details of an informative text on Martin Luther King Junior.

Math–   Begin our unit on Division, Chapter 6 in Go Math.

Writing- Review our 3rd grade expectations for the Informative writing format. Continue to write an informative response using two sources about animal and plant adaptations.

Social Studies/ Science-  Students will learn about the geographical features (land forms) of our local region.

 

Question to ask your child: “What is a quotient?” (It is the answer of a division problem.)

 

Upcoming Events

9/12 Apex Fun Run, 10:15am  Parent Volunteers are needed!

9/12 – 9/20 Parent Teacher Conferences

9/20 Last day of the 1st Quarter.

9/23 – 10/4 Fall Break

10/8  Tuesday, school resumes. Regular Day schedule

Week of September 2nd

Labor Day

No school tomorrow.  See you all on Tuesday!

Birthday Book Club Message

      If your child’s birthday falls between July-October, be sure to check their backpacks for their invitation to join our Wolf Canyon Birthday Book Club so we can celebrate them at our end-of-quarter assembly!  Deadline to return forms/money & choose a new book from the library is THIS Friday, 9/6.
Questions? Please email: WolfCanyonBBC@gmail.com or visit Mrs. Moffett in the library (Tues-Thurs).

Thank you!

~Ling Kho
Wolf Canyon Birthday Book Club Coordinator

This week in:

Language Arts- Continue practicing strategies to figure out the meaning of an unfamiliar word, identifying the main idea and finding evidence in the text.

Math–   Continue unit on Multiplication and using an array to model the Distributive Property of Multiplication.  Test Thursday on multiplication strategies/ models and the properties of multiplication.

Writing- Continue to write an informative response using two sources about animal and plant adaptations.

Social Studies/ Science-  Our normal lesson time will focus on cyber safety this week to complete our 3rd Grade Digital Citizenship lessons.

 

Question to ask your child: “What is the Distributive Property of Multiplication?” (The Distributive Property of Multiplication is when you “break apart” a factor into easier numbers to work with.  For example, instead of 15×4 we can break apart the 15 into (10+5) x 4 = (10×4) + (5×4) = 40+20 = 60. The students should be able to use the words “factor” and “break apart” as well as give you an example equation.  They should also be able to demonstrate with an array.)

 

Upcoming Events

9/2 Labor Day – No School

9/3  APEX Fun Run Rally/ Fundraiser begins

9/12 Apex Fun Run, 10:15am  Parent Volunteers are needed! 

9/12 – 9/20 Parent Teacher Conferences