Week of October 28th

Happy Halloween

Hi Parents,

This Thursday is Halloween.  We will not be dressing up at school that day.  Please leave costumes at home.  This Saturday is our Masquerade Festival at Wolf Canyon, and students and parents are encouraged to wear there costumes to the event.  There will be games and food for all to enjoy.  The 3rd grade team will be hosting a Nacho booth!  Proceeds  will go towards upcoming field trip expenses.

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continue with Character Traits, Sequence of Events, and Point of View.

Math–   Continue learning about Multiplication strategies and solving for the unknown.  Use the Associative Property of Multiplication to solve math problems.

Writing-  Start a new narrative using facts from an informative article about Prairie Dogs. Writing will include character development and dialogue.

Social Studies/ Science-  California Native Americans- We will focus on 4 tribes throughout the different regions of California.  We will be focusing on how the tribes use natural resources to create their shelters.  Students will be asked to collect material in preparation for creating a scaled model of a native shelter the following week.  Please check their homework folders on Monday and ask them about it.

With your child:   “What is the Associative Property of Multiplication?” (The Associative Property allows us to group factors in any order to help us solve the problem. For example, (4 x 4) x 5 = (4 x 5) x 4. Moving left to right, it is easier to multiply 4 x 5 first, then multiple that product by 4, rather than 4 x 4 first, then multiply that product by 5.  Either way, we get the same answer of 80.)

 

Upcoming Events 

10/28 GATE testing schedule

9:00-10:15 Mr. Marcus’ Class

12:40 –1:55 Mrs. Lee’s Class

2:00-3:15 Mr. Nixon’s Class

10/29

9:00-10:15  Mrs. Felix’s Class

11:05- 11:45 (Continuing after lunch as needed.) Ms. Madison’s Class

10/30 Make-Up GATE testing if needed

11/2 – Saturday, Masquerade Festival 1pm- 5pm (Sorry, wrong times were previously posted.)

Week of October 21st

Red Ribbon

                                                   Red Ribbon and Wolf Canyon Spirit Week

Monday:  Wear Black and White

Tuesday: Dress like Twins Find your buddy and pair up against drugs.

Wednesday: Enchanted Day  Be on the lookout for unicorns, elves, trolls, wizards and magical things.

Thursday: Timberwolf Pride Wolf theme and Wolf Canyon shirts.

FridayWear Red  It’s the color of the day, we won’t forget, drug free is how we pledge to stay!

 

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continue with Character Traits, Sequence of Events, Fables and introduce Myths.  Identify and use non-literal language.

Math–   Continue learning about Multiplication strategies and solving for the unknown.  Use the Distributive Property of Multiplication to solve math problems.

Writing-  Continue writing a narrative using facts from an informative article. Writing will include character development and dialogue.

Social Studies/ Science-  California Native Americans- How they adapt to and use natural resources.

With your child:   “What does 5 x 6 = C mean?” (One possible answer, the equation means 5 equal groups of 6.  The 6 is the size of each group. The C represents the unknown.)

 

Upcoming Events 

 10/21 – 10/25  Red Ribbon Week

10/22  Souplantation Restaurant Fund Raiser Night

10/24 Fall Pictures Make-Up Day

10/25 Law Enforcement Day

10/28- 10/30 – 3rd Grade GATE testing. Each class will test separately, on one of those days.

11/2 – Masquerade Festival 3pm- 6pm 

Week of October 14th

This week in: 

Language Arts-  Continue with Character Traits, Sequence of Events, and Fables to be able to compare stories with similar characters.

Math–   Continue learning about Multiplication strategies and solving for the unknown.

Writing-  Begin writing a narrative using facts from an informative article. 

Social Studies/ Science-  Learning about natural resources in our local environment. 

  

With your child:   “What is the Distributive Property of Multiplication?”  (It is the “Break Apart” strategy.  We can simplify a factor of a multiplication problem into smaller factors that are easier to multiply.  For example, instead of 9 x 6= we can “break apart” the  9 into (5+4) x 6=.  Then distribute or “pass out” the 5 and 4 with the 6.   (5×6) + (4×6)= and get 30 + 24 = 54.)

 

Upcoming Events 

   

10/16 – Picture Day  

10/28 – 3rd Grade GATE testing 

11/2 – Masquerade Festival 3pm- 6pm  

Week of October 7th

Welcome Back

Parent Volunteers needed on Monday and Friday’s from 8:45am – 9:30am to help 3rd grade students with reading fluency.  We will have a training class for our parents next Monday morning at 8:15am.  Please let your child’s teacher know if you are available, or if you have any questions.  Thank you!

This week in: 

Language Arts-  Learning to describe a character by their actions, feelings and thoughts. 

Math–   Multiplying using equal groups. Working with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10’s.

Writing-  Review Thought Question writing in our Kid Biz Journal and practice informative writing. 

Social Studies/ Science-  Continue/ finish the graphic organizer about the geographical features of our local regions. Begin learning about natural resources. 

 

With your child:  “List It” With your child, try to describe a character from a favorite TV show or movie using evidence based on their actions, feelings or thoughts.  For example, was the character a “good guy/ girl”?  Why? What words describe how the character was acting/ feeling and what actions provide the evidence?  For example the character was  nice ( cheerful, encouraging, delightful, kind, etc.) because he was always helping others.

Upcoming Events 

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

10/16 – Picture Day  

10/28 – 3rd Grade GATE testing 

11/2 – Masquerade Festival 3pm- 6pm