Week of January 14th, 2019

Happy New Year!  Welcome back.  School resumes Tuesday, January 15th.  It’s a minimum day.  Students are released at 1:45.

steam night

Save the Date!  Thursday, January 31st is our Family STEAM Night here at Wolf Canyon.  We will have experiments and activities for the whole family to participate in.

The Third Grade team wants to make it a special night for all.  Our activity has a Space Theme and we are looking for decorations and propsDid you say you have a 10 ft. model rocket we can borrow? Perfect!   Or you’re creative and can turn cardboard into a lunar landing craft?  Awesome!  Send your thoughts and questions to Mr. Nixon via email at Robert.Nixon@cvesd.org  Thank you!!!

 

This week in:

Language Arts– Identify sensory language in literature.  Sensory language is words that describe what the characters are seeing, feeling, touching, smelling, etc. We will discuss how the language adds to the story and development of characters.

Writing– Continue to practice writing Opinion responses.

Math– Chapter 2-  Represent and interpret data.  For example the students will create tables and picture graphs from data and solve problems using this strategy.

Social Studies- California’s native tribes.  Students will learn about different tribes throughout the different regions of California and how the regions shaped the lives of the native people.

 

Question to ask your child:  1) “What is a line plot?”  (A graph that records each piece of data above a number line.)

lineplot

 

Upcoming Events

1/15 Students return to school. Minimum Day 8:45am – 1:45pm

1/21  No School-  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/25  Kids Heart Challenge Kickoff (Formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart)

1/31  Family STEAM Night! (Wolf Canyon’s new Science & Technology event.)

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Week of December 17th

Summer Santa

This week in:

Language Arts– Identify the problem and solution, characters and setting for story Stone Soup.

Writing– Finish current Opinion writing using facts from informative articles on the prompt “Should Dogs Work?”

Math– Chapter 11-  Area and Perimeter.   Area assessment on Thursday.

 

Question to ask your child:  1) “How do animals change their environments?” (For example, beavers cut down trees to build their homes and to create dams. This reduces shady areas, but creates a bigger aquatic area.)

 

Upcoming Events

Dec 12th – 19th Holiday Gift Shop is open

Dec 20th Winter Music Showcase 6pm

Dec 21st  Last day of the quarter

Dec 24th – Jan 14th Winter Break, No School

Jan 15th Students Return to School

Week of December 10th

Surfing santa

This week in:

Language Arts– Answer text dependent questions and continue work on identifying Key Events and Summarizing using folk tales.

Writing– Opinion writing using facts from informative articles

Math– Chapter 11-  Area and Perimeter

Science- Exploring what causes changes in an environment and how organisms can change their environment.

 

Question to ask your child:  1) “What is the difference between Area and Perimeter?  (Area is the measurement of the inside of a shape given in square units, and the Perimeter is a measurement of the outside of a shape given in units.  We are working on centimeters and inches.)

 

Upcoming Events

Dec 12th – 19th Holiday Gift Shop is open

Dec 20th Winter Music Showcase 6pm

Dec 21st  Last day of the quarter

Dec 24th – Jan 14th Winter Break

Jan 15th Students Return to School

Week of December 3rd

Snowman

This week in:

Language Arts– Continue Work on identifying Key Events and summarizing using folk tales.

Writing– Opinion writing using facts from informative articles

Math– Chapter 11- Perimeter Test, moving onto Area

Science- Who Would Win activity reviewing animal adaptations.

Question to ask your child:  1) “What animal did you pick for the Who Would Win activity?”  “Is your animal going to win?” “Why or why not?” “What adaptations does it have? (Structural adaptations would include features like sharp teeth, powerful legs/ arms, large claws, speed, etc.)

 

Upcoming Events

Dec 12th – 19th Holiday Gift Shop is open

Dec 20th Winter Music Showcase 6pm

Dec 21st  Last day of the quarter

Dec 24th – Jan 14th Winter Break

Jan 15th Students Return to School

Week of November 27th

This week in:

Language Arts– Continue Work on identifying Key Events and summarizing.

Writing– Narrative using informational text to pull details.

Math– Chapter 11- Perimeter

 

Question to ask your child:  1) “What is a Perimeter?” (A measurement of the distance around a shape.)

 

Upcoming Events

  • November 27th Level Set Assessment (Kid Biz Level adjustment)
  • November 28thAPEX Fun Run 3rd Grade should be running around 10am

Week of November 12th

Parents, we need your help!  The students need to pass at least 2 Achieve articles per week with a score of 75% or better on their first try.  We do one in the classroom, and the students are assigned one for homework each week.  Please help by following up with them on their homework.  If they don’t pass the homework assignment, have them select another article of their choice.  Remind them to read the article 3 times, and to find their evidence in the text.  Thank you!

This week in:

Language Arts– Introduce Theme and look more closely at Setting and Plots.

Writing– Narrative using informational text to pull details.

Math– Chapter 5- Using Multiplication Facts

 

Question to ask your child:  1) “What multiplication facts are you working on?” (Quiz them on their multiplication facts. For example: 4×4=?, 4×7=? etc.)

 

Upcoming Events

  • November 13th APEX Fun Run Kick-Off event for students
  • November 19th – 23rd No School, Thanksgiving Week
  • November 28th APEX Fun Run 3rd Grade should be running around 10am

Week of November 5th

This week in:

Language Arts– Continue with comparing points of view, literal versus non literal language, idioms & hyperboles.  Reflect on how illustrations affect mood.

Writing– Write an opinion essay using two sources as a reference. “Is Jack (from Jack and the Beanstalk) a villain or hero?”

Math– Chapter 4- Multiplication properties test on Tuesday

 

Question to ask your child:  1) “What is a hyperbole?” (An exaggerated statement or claim not meant to be taken literally.  For example, “mile high ice-cream cone” or “I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse!”.

 

Upcoming Events

 

  • November 13th APEX Fun Run Kick-Off event for students
  • November 28th APEX Fun Run 3rd Grade should be running around 10am