Week 5

August 19th – 23rd

Thank you to everyone who turned out at Curriculum Night to learn about your child’s 4th grade year.

FOR GIRLS ONLY

A.G.E. [Growth Education] forms will be coming home. Only sign and return if you do NOT want your child participate in the class.

Cereal Box Project [based on a California place of interest] is due on September 9th.  Students will be ‘sharing out’ about their findings.  Have some family fun with this project.

Upcoming FIELD TRIP on October 29th to Copley Symphony. We will let you know of the cost as soon as we figure out transportation details.

Please fill out your conference form as soon as possible in order for us to assign a date and time to each family. Conference dates will be September 12th – 19th.

This week in;

Language Arts – We are continuing our work on “The State Government and It’s Citizens.” We are reading to identify the main idea and key details. We make inferences by using the text and our schema or background knowledge.

Math – We will continue to review addition/subtraction word problems using tape diagrams. Also, begin concepts in multiplying by 10, 100, 1000 and multiply using the distributive property.

Writing – Proofread our narrative story and complete the final copy.

                Mini lessons in ‘Show Don’t Tell’ and Using other words instead of said.

                Another focus: punctuation in dialogue.

Social Studies – California regions Flip Book

Science – Physical Science – Force

Essential Question: How do you make an object move?

Secret Word: Timberwolves

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Week 4

August 12th – 16th

Respect: We are learning to following directions the first time given so as not to distract others’ learning.

Responsibility: We are learning to be responsible for completing our homework assignment each night as well as returning our homework planners/progress reports on time.

This week in:

Language Arts – We begin “The State Government and It’s Citizens”. We will read to annotate, identify the main idea and key details.

Math – We are learning to solve comparison word problems for addition and subtraction using a tape diagram.

Please continue practicing multiplication tables. Have your child practice skip counting. For example: 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, …………48, 52

Writing – We will be finishing our narrative writing about Firefly.

Social Studies – We will finish and present our findings about the four regions of California.

Science – Physical Science – Force Essential Question: How do you make an object move?

Remember these dates:

August 15th – Curriculum Night Grades 4 – 6 @ 6:00 – 7:30pm See you on Thursday.

August 23rd – Camp Night! Beginning at 5:30pm. Campers may come as early as 5:00pm to set up their camp site. PTA members – your camp reservation is free. Please call early since sites are limited.

September 2nd – Labor Day (No School)

September 12th – 19th Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)

September 20th – Last Day of 1st Quarter.

Secret Word: Caring

Week 3

August 5th – 9th

Many parents ask what can they do at home to help. Please look over all finished work which is sent home. Use this as a review tool (have a discussion) to focus on items which may have been missed or completed incorrectly.

Homework: Please assist your child by providing a quiet and comfortable place for nightly reading/fluency practice. There is also math practice every night: Monday – Thursday. No homework is given on the weekends (unless it’s a Social Studies/Science project).

This week in:

Language Arts – We are continuing our work with the fictional text “Firefly and Ape”. We are learning to draw inferences using evidence from the text.

Math – We are continuing our work with Place Value of numbers. We will practice reading, comparing, ordering, rounding, adding/subtracting and writing whole numbers. Please continue practicing multiplication tables.

Writing – We are writing a narrative from the point of view of Firefly.

Social Studies – We are learning about the characteristics of the four regions of California.

Remember these dates:

August 7th – Parent Academy Night @ 6:00pm

August 15th – Curriculum Night Grades 4 – 6 @ 6:00 – 7:00pm

September 2nd – Labor Day (No School)

September 12th – 19th Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)

September 20th – Last Day of the 1st Quarter.

Secret Word: Empathy

Week 2

July 29th – August 2nd

We are in the process of some gentle assessments so that we can better meet the needs of your child. This starting point in the educational process helps to differentiate instruction specific to your child.

This week in:

Language Arts – We are reading the fictional text “Firefly and Ape” . For the next 2 weeks, we will be learning about Theme, Inferences, Author’s Point of View, Elements of a Folktale, Characters, Events of the text and Summarizing.

Math – We are working on Place Value and learning about the value of each number. We will practice reading, writing, comparing and ordering numbers.Please make it a priority to help your child learn the multiplication tables. This will be an on-going assignment all year long.

Writing – We are learning about the elements of a narrative and will then proceed to write a narrative from the point of view of Firefly.

Social Studies – We are learning about the characteristics of the four regions of California.

Remember these dates:

August 7th – Parent Academy Night @ 6:00pm

August 15th – Curriculum Night Grades 4 – 6 @ 6:00 – 7:00pm

September 2nd – Labor Day (No School)

September 12th – 19th Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)

September 20th – Last Day of 1st Quarter

Students are already collaborating with each other. This is going to be a wonderful year!

Week of July 22nd, 2019

Welcome to our 4th Grade Blog!

We’ve had a fantastic first week of school. Students participated in several “Getting to Know You” activities. We practiced some procedures to help us have a smooth and successful school year. Please encourage your child each day and ensure that he/she gets enough rest at night.

Thank you for being prompt in sending in the 5-subject notebook for Math and the composition notebook for Language Arts. Also, much appreciation for all of your kind and generous donations to our 4th grade classrooms.

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Remember these dates:

August 7th, 2019 – Parent Academy Night @ 6:00pm (Note the the date change)

August 15th, 2019 – Curriculum Night Grades 4 – 6 @ 6:00 – 7:00pm

September 2nd, 2019 – Labor Day (No School)

September 12th – 19th – Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)

September 20th, 2019 – Last Day of 1st Quarter

We Welcome all of our new 4th grade students to Wolf Canyon School

6/3/19

Can you believe it?  This is the last week of school for the 2018-2019 school year!  We would like to take one quick moment to give a big thank you to all our wonderful parents for their incredible support. We wish much success for your children in the 5th grade 🙂

Tuesday WC School BBQ (4th grade lunch is 12:00-12:45pm)

Wednesday Park Field Trip (11:00-1:30pm)

Wednesday Last Day of School (Minimum School Day)