News from Room 706

Mrs. Carreon's 4th Grade Class


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Okay, so after many changes I think we FINALLY have our rotations finalized! I apologize if your child has had some confusion with rotations last week, I did too. With it being our first week jumping in, being a 4 day school week, having 2 minimum days, and trying to figure out how to keep music in there, it was an adjustment. But now I believe we got it! With the exception of Thursday, our schedule should remain as posted below. (Thursday gets complicated as each 4th grade class needs to squeeze in music at different times so the morning looks different.) Please be reassured our class is still receiving their daily instruction of all subject areas Mon.-Fri. I continue to ask for your flexibility while we begin our 2nd week of rotations. Thank you!



8:45-9:00 Morning School Meeting

9:00-9:30 Independent Reading/Reading Conferences (with Mrs. Carreon)

9:30-10:30 Guided Reading Groups (with Mrs. Carreon)

10:30-10:50 Rotation #1 begins (Math/Writing/SS/Science/P.E.)

10:50-11:05 Recess

11:05-12:00 Rotation #1 continues (Math/Writing/SS/Science/P.E.)

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-2:00 Rotation #2 (Math/Writing/SS/Science/P.E.)

2:00-3:15 Rotation #3 (Math/Writing/SS/Science/P.E.)

3:15 Dismissal


8:45-9:00 Morning School Meeting

9:00-10:00 Independent Reading/Reading Conferences & Guided Reading

10:00-10:50 Rotation #1 (Math/Writing/SS/Science/P.E.)

10:50-11:05 Recess

11:05-12:00 Rotation #2 (Math/Writing/SS/Science/P.E.)

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:45 Rotation #3 (Math/Writing/SS/Science/P.E.)

1:45 Dismissal

*Library/Computer Lab-Monday (9:00-10:00)

*Music-Thursdays (9:00-9:50)

Rotation Breakdown

Our class will be divided amongst Mrs. Kolodziej, Mr. Riggs, and Mrs. Sullivan's 4th grade classrooms. Our class will rotate with that class all throughout the day to each teacher, essentially becoming an extension of that class. Subject areas for Quarter 3 are taught by the following teachers:

Mrs. Kolodziej & Mrs. Carreon (305/706) : Math*

Mr. Riggs (306) : Writing

Mrs. Sullivan (307) : Science/Social Studies/P.E. (20 minutes a day)

*When students rotate for math, Mrs. Kolodziej and I will be splitting up the students. Most of my class will remain with me and a few will go Mrs. Kolodziej.


Group K

Angelina, Eli, J.J., Michael

Rotation #1: 306 (Writing)

Rotation #2: 307 (Science/SS/P.E.)

Rotation #3: 305/706 (Math)

Group R

Kevin, Venetia, Izabelle, Hannah, A.J.

Rotation #1: 307 (Science/SS/P.E.)

Rotation #2: 305/706 (Math)

Rotation #3: 306 (Writing)

Group S

Hunter, Zach, Bernard, Darian

Rotation #1: 305/706 (Math)

Rotation #2: 306 (Writing)

Rotation #3: 307 (Science/SS/P.E.)


In Science with Mrs. Sulllivan students will be taking their Rocks and Minerals project we completed before break and creating a science display board. She is asking students to bring in a board and print out their PowerPoint by Monday so they can put them together for our Science & Technology Night next Thursday at 6:30-8:00. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Welcome ANGELINA to Wolf Canyon!


This week our homework will look a little different. I will be adding a weekly Achieve 3000 article to our nightly homework to reinforce the skills we are practicing in class simultaneously. I believe in order to see growth on Achieve 3000 Lexile Levels then we need to ensure we are closely reading and annotating the articles, going back in to the text to answer the questions to provide textual proof, and answer questions using a constructed response. These are all skills the Common Core Standards focus on and your child will be assessed. A typical breakdown will look as follows:

(Mon) Day 1: Read and annotate the article (using close reading marks)

(Tue) Day 2: Activity questions #1-4

(Wed) Day 3: Activity questions #5-8

(Th) Day 4: Thought question using the R.A.C.E. model

Included in the homework will be an example of these steps. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

*Short weeks (like this upcoming week) will combine activity questions in one night.


Thank you to Michael, Venetia, and A.J. who completed ALL of the optional vacation homework (I will be taking them to lunch on Friday and they will receive a homework coupon)! Also to Hunter, J.J., and Izabelle who completed MOST of the homework (who will receive a prize and homework coupon.) All other students who completed some of the homework will receive tickets as well. THANK YOU for going above and beyond!


The W.C. PTA is currently holding their 2015 membership drive. Student membership is only $5 and adult membership is $10. Help them reach their goal of 400 members and you could win an iPad mini. Full color yearbook advertisements are also being sold. Please see the forms sent home last week for more information.


Any questions or concerns? You may contact me at:

(619) 428-8877 ext. 696457


If you find the common core math difficult, please use the link below to receive some parent help on the math we are currently doing in class.


Math: Solve word problems requiring the use of division.

Reading: Refer to details and examples in the text when explaining what the text says and when drawing inferences.

Writing: Narrative writing review.

Social Studies: Building the transcontinental railroad.

Science: Rocks and minerals investigations.


Yearbooks are on sale now through February 27 and all orders must be placed ONLINE ONLY for $36.00. THE SCHOOL CODE IS 11854015. Any orders after the pre-sale period will cost $50 and will only be available for order through March 20th. Click the PTA link below for information on how you can buy advertising space in the yearbook.


Jan. 20: General PTA Meeting @7

Jan. 22: Parent Math Inservice @5:30

Jan. 23: Jump Rope for Heart Assembly

Jan. 29: Parent Math Inservice @5:30-6:30

Jan. 29: Science & Technology Night @6:30-8:00

Keyboarding Skills Practice

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