News from 4th Grade Team

Mrs. Carreon * Mrs. Kolodziej * Mr. Riggs *Mrs. Connary

Dr Martin Luther King jr Speech - I Have A Dream (HD Quality)
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Field Trip

Our next field trip will be on Thursday, February 18th from 10:00-1:00. We will be going to the Balboa Theater to listen to a Classics For Kids presentation on the book "Ferdinand the Bull". Students are being asked to donate $4 for help with partial costs of the field trip and we are hoping to receive a grant from the PTA to help with the remainder of the funds. Please return signed permission slip for to your child's teacher by February 1st. If you would like to chaperone, please contact your respective teacher via email and once again names will be chosen at random (one chaperone per class).

NEED HELP PURCHASING RECORDERS FOR MUSIC: Please see letter from music teacher below

Dear parents,

All of our third and fourth grade students are very excited to be starting recorder karate again this year. Unfortunately, unlike last year I am not able to send students home with their own recorder that they borrow for the entire semester. This is simply because I do not have enough recorders to be able to assign a recorder to each student, due to an increase in the number of third and fourth grade students in Wolf Canyon. As a result, the same recorder will be used by a students in both grade levels and sterilized between classes.

Please consider purchasing a soprano recorder for you child, this ensures sanitation, as they will be the only person playing it and it enables them to practice at home. Practice means progress!!! Recorders are reasonably priced, starting at less than $7 through Amazon and West Music. I highly recommend Yamaha, Suzuki and Aulos (which we have in school) as reasonably priced instruments that produce a good tone.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Casimiro at:

Math Tutoring & Support

Mrs. Kolodziej: Tuesday afternoons 3:15-3:50 (need to arrange for student pick-up)

Mrs. Connary: Tuesday afternoons 3:30-4:00 (Mr. Riggs' class)

Wednesday afternoons 3:30-4:00 (Mrs. Connary's class)

***Mrs. Carreon will no longer offer math tutoring.***

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This Week's Learning

Math: Complete Chapter 5 math assessment.

Reading: Identify figurative language within a text, identify how it is used within a text, make inferences and give evidence from the text to support inference using story 78th Street.

Writing: Performance Task.

Grammar: Understand form and use of prepositional phrases.

Science: Student Mineral & Rock presentations.

Social Studies: The Rancho System and elements of the Gold Rush.

Read Aloud: By The Great Horn Spoon

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Rocks & Minerals Project DUE

The Rocks and Mineral PowerPoint and speech is due tomorrow, January 19th. In addition to the PowerPoint and speech, your will need to print their PowerPoint, attach to a tri-fold science board to present at Science & Technology Night on Thursday, January 28th. *See pictures below for examples and more details about project.
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Speech Contest

ALL students will write and give a speech for the speech contest on February 2nd to be given in class. One winner will be chosen from each class to move onto representing 4th grade at the school speech contest. Rules and topic were sent home last Friday and is to be written and practiced at home. Please do not wait until the last minute to begin working on it.
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Daily Schedule


8:45-8:55 Morning School Meeting/Class News

8:55-9:25 Independent Reading/Reading Conferences

9:25-9:40 Vocabulary Review

9:40-10:50 Guided Reading

10:50-11:05 Recess

11:05-12:00 Rotation #1: Math/Science and Social Studies/Writing

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:35 Rotation #1 continuation (1:10-1:35 P.E.)

1:35-3:10 Rotation #2: Math/Science and Social Studies/Writing (1:35-2:00 P.E.)

3:10-3:15 Clean Up and Dismissal

3:15 Dismissal


8:55-9:35 Kolodziej/Connary classes to art/music

9:35-10:15 Kolodziej/Connary classes to art/music

10:15-10:50 Carreon/Riggs classes to art/music

10:50-11:45 Carreon/Riggs classes to art/music


8:45-8:55 Morning School Meeting/Class News

8:55-9:25 Independent Reading/Reading Conferences

9:25-9:40 Vocabulary Review

9:40-10:50 Guided Reading

10:50-11:05 Recess

11:05-12:00 Rotation #1: Math/Science and Social Studies/Writing

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:45 Rotation #2: Math/Science and Social Studies/Writing

1:45 Dismissal

Yearbooks On Sale Now

Cost is $36.00 and must be placed ONLINE using school code 11854016. Please see flier below for more information.
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Music & Art Corner

Our music/art schedule is as follows:
  • 8:55-10:10 Mrs. Kolodziej and Mrs. Connary to music (40 min.) and art (40 min.)
  • 10:10-11:45 Mrs. Carreon and Mr. Riggs to music (40 min.) and art (40 min.)
  • {recess 10:50-11:10}
  • Mrs. Adamos, our art teacher, has requested help with needed art supplies. Please consider donating:

    • paper plates
    • baby wipes

    Upcoming Events

    Jan. 25: K-Kids Meeting @12:00

    Jan. 26: DAC/DELAC @12:00

    Jan. 28: Science & Technology Night 3-6 @6:30

    Feb. 2: Classroom Speech Contest

    Feb. 5: Jump Rope for Heart

    Feb. 11: Wolf Canyon Speech Contest @9:00

    Feb. 12: NO SCHOOL! Lincoln's Birthday

    Feb. 15: NO SCHOOL! Washington's Birthday

    Feb. 16: PTA General Meeting @7:00

    Feb 19: Dancing With Wolves @2:00

    Feb. 23: Spring Picture Day

    Feb. 29-Mar. 4: Literacy Week


    We are so thankful for our generous 4th grade families. We appreciate the offers for help with supplies that we may need and below are our Wish Lists. Any items are GREATLY APPRECIATED and we THANK YOU in advance!

    pencils, whiteboard markers
    CONNARY: hand sanitizer, small prizes for treasure box
    RIGGS: prizes for prize box
    CARREON: hand sanitizer, prizes for prize box


    There are still many students who have yet to set up their FREE Office 365 account. Below is the link (Student Advantage Program) and follow this formula for signing in. NOTE: Student ID# is the same number used for Achieve 3000 username. Password should be the same as well, except first initial needs to be CAPITALIZED for Office 365.

    • Username:
    • Password: Upper case first letter of first name, lower case of last name, followed by the 8 digit birth date in the mmddyyyy format

    For example:

    Student Name: Adam Green

    ID#: 222333

    Born: May 4, 2004

    Once you are signed in to OFFICE 365, click on the Office 365 logo in the top left corner of the page, click INSTALL NOW and you're ready to go! We appreciate your support in student success this 2015-2016 school year and thank you for enrolling your child over this break.

    4th Grade Teachers

    Mrs. Carreon : Room 304: Writing/Social Studies

    Mrs. Kolodziej: Room 305: Math/Science

    Mr. Riggs: Room 306: Wiritng/Social Studies

    Mrs. Connary: Room 503: Math/Science


    Any questions or concerns? You may contact teachers directly at:

    Math Support

    In an effort to best support your child at home with the math, examples of correct models and methods will be sent home for each chapter. Copies are also included below for your reference.
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    Achieve 3000:

    • 740 Lexile by the end of the year


    • 120 words per minute


    • 20 words per minute

    AR Level:

    • 4.5-5.0 range


    • Narrative-write 3 to 5 paragraph essay
    • Opinion-write 3 to 5 paragraph essay
    • Informative-write 3 to 5 paragraph essay


    • 75% or higher average in all math quizzes/tests
    • Complete all 8 math fluency tests

    Keyboarding Skills Practice

    Your child has been set up with an account with Please log in and have them practice keyboarding skills throughout the week.

    GATE Resources

    Below are some online resources for gifted learners and parents (Gifted And Talented Education).
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