Week 12

This week is RED RIBBON WEEK

Monday- wear black and white

Tuesday – twin day

Wednesday – Dress for Enchanted Day

Thursday – Dress for Wolf Day

Friday – wear red [Law Enforcement Day]

***This Tuesday is our PTA’s fundraiser at Souplantation.

Upcoming FIELD TRIP on October 29th to Copley Symphony. There is no cost to you for this upcoming field trip.

This week in;

Language Arts – Reading “How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow”

[We will be learning to: Read to annotate, identify key events / summarize, describe the characters based on their actions in the text,  and make connections between the text and a video version of the text.]

Math – Division

[Compare measurement and partitive division, relate division to multiplication facts, and solve problems with remainders.]

Writing – Writing an opinion essay: focus on the introduction paragraph. Students

              should be able to formulate an opinion with reasons to support their claim.

Science – Types of Energy

                Essential Question: What form does energy take?

Remember these dates:

October 21st – 25th   RED RIBBON WEEK

October 29th – 4th grade field trip to Copley Symphony

November 2nd – Masquerade Festival 1pm – 5pm

November 11th – No School for Veterans Day

December 20th – Last Day of 2nd Quarter

December 23rd – January 13th  Winter Break

Secret Word: motivation

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Week 11

October 14th – 18th

We had a wonderful and very productive first week of school. We were excited to see our students again and students came ready to learn.

Update information: There will be no cost to you for our upcoming FIELD TRIP on October 29th to Copley Symphony. We received an “ART – Bus Express” grant which takes care of our transportation and PTA gave another grant to cover the entrance fees. With this in mind, we are limited to only one (1) chaperone per classroom. Your child’s teacher will contact you with further information.

Next quarter, we will have trips whereby we will not be too limited with chaperones. We will be sure to keep you informed of upcoming trips.

This week in our curriculum:

Language Arts – Continue reading to compare and contrast the characters in the texts. Students will also practice a RAEEE model question.

Mathematics – Multiplying 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. There will be a chapter test on Friday. Students should be proficient in using an area model, partial products, and standard algorithm to solve.

Writing – Process writing for an Opinion essay.

Science – Essential Question: How is energy transferred?

Remember these dates:

October 16th – Picture Day

October 29th – 4th grade field trip to Copley Symphony

November 2nd – Masquerade Festival [3pm – 6pm]

Secret Word: Choices

Week 10

October 8th – 11th

School resumes for students on Tuesday, October 8th – Regular Day.

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.

This week in;

Language Arts – Reading “The Gnat and the Lion” and “The Lion and the Bull”

[Reading to annotate, identify key events / summarize, describe the characters based on their actions in the text, and identify the character’s feelings or state of being based on the text.]

Math – Multiplying 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers.

[Review models of double digit multiplication: area model, partial products, and regrouping method.]

Writing – Writing an opinion essay based on the text: Stanley’s Release

Science – Essential Question: How is Energy Transferred?

                Exploring Newton’s Cradle Phenomenon.

[Exploring Newton’s 1st and 3rd Law of Motion]

Remember these dates:

October 8th – School resumes for students.

  Regular Day Schedule

October 16th – Picture Day

November 2nd – Masquerade Festival 3pm – 6pm

Secret Word: Pumpkin

Week 9

September 16th – September 20th

APEX FUN RUN – Thanks to everyone who supported our Fun Run. Students as well as teachers participated and had lots of fun. See below for photos.

Fall Book Fair will be open all week from 8am – 9am and then again at 1pm – 4pm.

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.

Conferences are continuing this week September 16th – 19th.

During the Fall Break Students will still have access to their KidBiz accounts should they want to practice. Also, we should always be practicing our multiplication tables. Take some time to relax and enjoy some family time.

This week in:

Language Arts – Stanley’s Release. We will continue working on our R.A.E.E.E. model questions.

Math – We are learning to solve multi-step word problems.

            We will be learning 2-digit multiplication.

Writing – Writing an opinion essay based on the text: Stanley’s Release

Social Science – Cereal Box Presentations (if not finished )

Science – Essential Question: How is Energy Transferred?

                Exploring Newton’s Cradle Phenomenon

Remember these dates:

September 16th – 20th Parent Teacher Conference (Minimum Days)

September 19th – Jersey Mike’s Subs Fundraiser 10:00am – 9:00pm

September 20th – Last Day of School

September 23rd – October 4th Fall Break

October 8th – School resumes for students.

  Regular Day Schedule

October 16th – Picture Day

November 2nd – Masquerade Festival 3pm – 6pm

Secret Word: Escape

We hope you have a wonderful 2 weeks off. Remember you are special to us. You are loved and will be missed.

September 11th, 2019

APEX FUN RUN

Hi Parents!

Tomorrow is our Fun Run at 11:00am. The kids are so excited and have really enjoyed the lessons and activities over the past couple weeks with Apex! 

Please send your kids in appropriate workout attire and send them with a water bottle. We have their APEX t-shirts in class to wear tomorrow. We still need volunteers and it is a fun way to see your kids enjoying the race! 

As a class we are working to raise our $$$ per lap. Teachers get 10% of what the class raises as a grant. So please share with friends and family and get in the last min donations!! 

Tomorrow also starts parent teacher conferences and minimum days! 

Thanks for all you do to support the kids!

Sharon Chandroo

Week 8

September 9th – September 13th

APEX Fun Run hosted by our wonderful PTA committee will be held this Thursday. 4th graders are scheduled to run at 11:00am. If you are available to volunteer, we would love to see you there.

Cereal Box Project [based on a California place of interest] is due on September 9th.  Students will be sharing out this week.

We will also be painting our California ‘salt dough’ project this week.

SSA [Safe School Ambassadors] training for new members on 9/10 and 9/11.

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

Conference will begin this week September 12th – 19th.

Minimum Days beginning September 12th – September 20th.

This week in;

Language Arts – Stanley’s Release. We are reading to annotate, identify key events, summarize, draw inferences from key details. We will also be working on a R.A.E.E.E. model question.

Math – We are learning to solve multi-step word problems.

            Chapter 2 math test is on Thursday.

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

               We are working on an opinion essay.

Social Science – Cereal Box Presentations

Remember these dates:

September 12th – APEX Fun Run at 11:00am for Grades 4th – 6th

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

September 20th – Last Day of School

September 23rd – October 4th Fall Break

October 8th – School resumes for students. Regular Day Schedule.

 

Secret Word: Week 8

Week 7

September 3rd – 6th

Hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day.

Wolf Canyon Birthday Book Club

If your child’s birthday falls between July-October, be sure to check the backpack for an invitation to join our Wolf Canyon Birthday Book Club so we can celebrate each child at our end-of-quarter assembly. Deadline to return forms/money and choose a new book from the library is this Friday, September 6th.

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.

Conferences will begin September 12th – 19th.

This week in;

Language Arts – New text: Stanley’s Release. We are reading to annotate, identify key events, summarize and draw inferences from key details.

Math – We are continuing to multiply multi-digit numbers and solve multi-step word problems.

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

                Mini lessons: What is an opinion essay

                                     Success Criteria for an Opinion Essay

                                     Use of transition words for an opinion essay

Social Studies – Wednesday: Make our salt dough maps of California

Science – Physical Science

Essential Question: How do you make an object move?

Newton’s First Law of Motion

Remember these dates:

September 3rd – APEX Fun Run Rally/Fundraiser begins

September 12th – APEX Fun Run for Grades 4 – 6 at 11am

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

September 20th – Last Day of School

Secret Word: Kindness