Week of February 11th

VDay

This week in:

Language Arts– Reading comprehension of Informational Texts and writing a response using details from the text. We are focusing on explaining our answers.

Writing– Continue “Astronauts Activity” Use two text sources to answer multiple prompts on the subject.  We will be using these texts to write informative and opinion responses as well as for writing a narrative.  This will be a multi-week process.

Math– Continue our unit on fractions.  Chapter 8 in GoMath. Our first focus is on developing an understanding of fractions as numbers and that a fraction represents a whole being partitioned into equal parts.

Social Studies- Exploring California and early communities

 

Question to ask your child: “What is a unit fraction?” (It represents the number of equal parts of a whole. For example, 4 equal parts is fourths.)

 

Upcoming Events

2/14 Valentine’s Day-  Students may bring in cards to share. There are 24 students in a class.  If you want to pass out gifts, we encourage non-food items (pencils, erasures etc.) due to students with food allergies in our classrooms.

2/14  Kids Heart Challenge Event. Please have your student wear athletic shoes. The whole school will be jumping rope together at 2:15 – 2:45. 

2/15 – 2/18  President’s Day Weekend- No School

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Week of February 5th

Schedule adjustment!

     We needed to swap our Music and Art classes to Tuesday this week.  Please remind your child to bring their recorders to school on Tuesday. Thank you!

 

Valentine grams sales will begin Feb. 5th- Feb. 12th while supplies last. Please see the PTA table before and after school to purchase yours! The cost is $2.00. Grams will be delivered on February 14th.

 

This week in:

Language Arts– Examine Historical Fiction and draw inferences from character actions.

Writing– Continue “Astronauts Activity” Use two text sources to answer multiple prompts on the subject.  We will be using these texts to write informative and opinion responses as well as for writing a narrative.  This will be a multi-week process.

Math– Continue our unit on fractions.  Chapter 8 in GoMath. Our first focus is on developing an understanding of fractions as numbers and that a fraction represents a whole being partitioned into equal parts.

Social Studies- Continue learning about California’s native tribes.  Students will learn about tribal folklore.

 

Question to ask your child: “What do we call the bottom number in a fraction, and what does it represent?” (It is called the denominator and it represents the number of equal parts in a whole.)

 

Upcoming Events

2/14 Valentine’s Day-  Students may bring in cards to share. There are 24 students in a class.  If you want to pass out gifts, we encourage non-food items (pencils, erasures etc.) due to students with food allergies in our classrooms.

2/14  Kids Heart Challenge Event. Please have your student wear athletic shoes.

2/15 – 2/18  President’s Day Weekend- No School

Week of January 28th

 

steam night

We’re all getting excited for this year’s Family STEAM night, this Thursday the 31st.

Free Scheduled activities start at *6:15pm, space is limited for these.  If you miss the first one, there will be two more scheduled later in the evening. (6:45 and 7:15)

There are also many other activities with open schedules you can just walk up to and participate in.  These will be from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  Your student should have brought home a school activity map and planner last week.  If not, we’ll have an information booth in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Food trucks will be open for business by *5:30pm.  A portion of the proceeds will come back to the school to support our technology night, so come early and beat the rush.

Our 3rd grade station will be in the Multi-Purpose Room.

*Notes updated times.

This week in:

Language Arts– Explain the author’s message.

Writing– “Astronauts Activity” Use two text sources to answer multiple prompts on the subject.  We will be using these texts to write informative and opinion responses as well as for writing a narrative.  This will be a multi-week process.

Math– Begin our unit on fractions.  Chapter 8 in GoMath. Our first focus is on developing an understanding of fractions as numbers and that a fraction represents a whole being partitioned into equal parts.

Social Studies- Continue learning about California’s native tribes.  Students will learn about tribal trading and government.

 

Question to ask your child: “What is a fraction?” (A fraction represents a whole being partitioned into equal parts. For example, our pizza was cut into 8 equal slices.  I ate 2 pieces which is 2/8 (two-eighths) of the whole pizza.)

 

Upcoming Events

 

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

2/14  Kids Heart Challenge Event. Please have your student wear athletic shoes.

2/15 – 2/18  President’s Day Weekend- No School

Week of January 21st

This week in:

Language Arts– Explain how the author’s words develop a character and why those traits are important to the story.

Writing– Continue to practice writing Opinion responses for non-fiction text and, written responses to literary texts.

Math– Continue 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- Continue learning about 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: “How is your life similar and different from the lives of Indians that lived in Southern California?”  (Think about what they ate, hunting/ gathering versus going to the store.  Stories were told orally instead of written down.  They had art and music and played games, etc.)     

Upcoming Events

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.)

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.)

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