News from 4th Grade Team

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

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Taking the Country


Our school is so excited to be hosting the Apex Fun Run as our major fundraiser this semester. Apex Fun Run is a two-week leadership and fitness program that raises money for the top schools in America. Each student will receive daily character lessons and awards as they learn what it takes to be a true leader. They will also be getting pledges for each lap they run around the Apex Raceway during the fun run (26-36 laps, 36 max).Please consider donating $1, $3, $5 per lap or any other amount to a student to help us reach our budget goals for this year. Thank you so much, and we hope to see you at the race! Funds raised will go towards technology and general betterment of Wolf Canyon. Access codes were sent home on Friday and in order to receive their free t-shirt for the day of the Fun Run every child needs to log in using their personalized access code. Thank you for your support!
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Thursday, April 21st, 1:15-2pm

1950 Wolf Canyon Loop

Chula Vista, CA

You are welcome to join us on the day of the event to cheer on our students as we run 26 to 36 laps.
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4th Grade Play is MAY 12TH

The 4th grade play is on it's way! Auditions were held last Friday and everyone did GREAT! This week we begin designing backdrops, coordinating costumes, creating digital movies, learning the songs and dances. Please ask your child ways that you can help with our student-created production of EUREKA!


Please consider helping for our wonderful chalk walk event on May 26th. Each class will need 3 to 4 volunteers for this event. Please let your child's teacher know if you are able to help on this day and we thank you in advance.

Smarter Balanced Testing

From May 2nd-May 6th we will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). It is an online test administered in the morning block of class. We ask that you be sure your child attend school on time this week and schedule any/all appointments in the last part of the day. We thank you in advance and more details will follow in how you may further help but please visit for more information.
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Wolf Canyon Film Festival

Thursday, April 14th, 6pm

1950 Wolf Canyon Loop

Chula Vista, CA

Dreambox Expectations

Dreambox is assigned regularly as homework. Students are recommended to complete 5 lessons per week for maximum growth. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Kolodziej or Mrs. Connary.

Math Support

Please see the link below for fraction support with the new math unit. It is a parent newsletter to help with math vocabulary and models. A hard copy was also sent home last week for your reference.

This Week's Learning

Math: Students will add mixed numbers and a fraction, subtract mixed numbers from a mixed number and take a geometry quiz.

Language Arts: We will read, annotate, and determine main ideas/theme in story, The Gold Letters.

Grammar: Spiral grammar review.

Science: Complete cooperative posters describing different types of ecosystems.

Social Studies: California as a state.

Read Aloud: Esperanza Rising

NEW 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

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

1:45-2:10 P.E.

2:15-3:15 4th Grade Play Rotations

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: Math/Science and Social Studies/Writing

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:45 4th Grade Play Rotations

1:45 Dismissal

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
    • empty shoe boxes

    Upcoming Events

    Apr. 11: SSC Meeting @3:30

    Apr. 12: PTA General Meeting @7:00

    Apr. 19: DAC/DELAC Meeting @12:00

    Apr. 20: GLEE Club @12:15

    Apr. 21: APEX Fun Run Event

    Apr. 21: 2nd Grade Musical @6:30pm

    Apr. 22: 2nd Grade Musical Assembly @9:00

    Apr. 26: ELAC Meeting @9:00

    Apr. 27: GLEE Club @12:15

    Apr. 29: GLEE Assembly @10:00

    May 12: 4th Grade Play

    June 1: Volunteer Tea


    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!

    student whiteboard markers (color: black)
    CONNARY: hand sanitizer, small prizes for treasure box
    RIGGS: prizes for prize box
    CARREON: 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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