Grade 3's blog

Spring Break and Reminders

 I wish you all a most wonderful and restful Spring Break. I hope that you will get time to spend with your families and that the students return well-rested and ready to work!

Please read daily over the break.  

The new spelling list was sent home today but the quiz won't be until Mar. 31st. 

Just a reminder that as always --

PE on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

French on Tuesday and Friday

Music on Thursday

Monday, March 27

Bring Paint Shirts (if you don't have them in your lockers already)

Reading Logs will be due (as shown on the cover-- please record and sign)


Enjoy your Spring Break!

God bless.


Mar. 6 - Mar. 10

 Happy last week before Spring Break!

Hopefully your child has told you about his or her Lenten promises. The students were thoughtful in their creation of promises. We will check in this week to see how they went over the weekend. Perhaps you can join your child in his or her promise whether it be more bible readings, the rosary, going to the chapel or other forms of prayer. Maybe they chose to donate a toy or some old clothes and they need your help to take them in. Whatever it is that your child felt was something they wished to do, they put a lot of thought into it. Thank you for supporting your child on his or her faith journey. As the first teachers of your children, I can see just how supported they already are by you. I was so impressed by how your children could think of others and ways to pray. This is due to you, the parents! Keep up the excellent work. We certainly have a most blessed community.

If you can, please try and join us for 8:15 Mass before school each day.


Hot Lunch for those who ordered. (Please be sure to check that your child ordered)

Home Reading Logs Due.

Speech Arts Permission forms DUE


Just another fun day in Grade 3!


Speech Arts at St. Joespeh the Worker 

Dismissal 2PM


Report Cards Home


Last day before Spring Break.

Dismissal at 3PM

Feb 27 - Mar 3


Hot Lunch for those who ordered

Speech Arts Rooms 1 and 2 -- Parents are welcome to attend 1:00 start


No PE -- Switch to Music (due to construction)


Ash Wednesday Mass 11 AM


Morning Masses Begin 8:15 in the church

We encourage everyone to attend during Lent. 


No Assembly 



Feb. 20 - 24

We've had a wonderful week exploring new ideas. There are a bunch of great thinkers in the class. They were able to plan, calculate, and create a project to prevent erosion. They visited Jeffrey Hardware to make their purchases while completing a proper purchase order. The designs that were created were certainly unqiue and most were quite effective. With a little bit of mess, a lot of thinkings and much time on task, the students have had a successful week of learning. We will reflect on this learning throughout this next week.

Next week we have a few things...


Hot lunch for those who ordered

Perimeter quiz -- practice work was sent home for you to check out. 


Speech Arts - In-class presentations with the Grade 2's. Please be prepared to present. Poems memorized. Bible readings practiced.


Regular school day

Dismissal at 2:00


Apostle's Creed and Ch.15 Religion Quiz


Spelling Test


Have a lovely weekend. Go out and enjoy the sunshine.

Valentine's Day Week

 I hope that you've all had a wonderful Family Day today and have been able to enjoy time with your families.

I know that we are blessed to be able to spend time with our loved ones.

Here a look at this coming week:



Valentine's Day! (If you have any treats, we'll hand them out and they will be sent home.)

Dress Down Day -- Wear Red and White. 

PE today so dress to play



2:00 Dismissal 


Art Club 


Spelling Quiz


A few reminders for good study/homework habits...

Your child should be practicing the spelling words throughout the week at home.

Your child should be reading at least 20 minutes a day even if there is no reading log.

Please be sure to use the RAZ KIDS account that is provided for you. Your child may also read books of his or her choice at home but know that good readers are usually good learners. As the parents, I am sure that you want to instill good study habits even without assignments.

I will be creating a new Home Reading project to begin next Monday. What is the purpose? I want your children to read, read, read just for the love of reading. Set a family goal. Decide to all read together in the evening if you can. Make it a habit not just because of an assignment.  Details to follow later this week...

Don't forget to be practicing for the Speech Arts!

Monday's Field Trip Postponed

Due to the uncertain conditions of the weather and time frames for making cancellations, we will have to postpone this Monday's field trip.

It will be rescheduled for a later date. Thank you very kindly for your understanding. 

Regular uniforms expected. Hot lunches for those who ordered. 


Happy Snowy Weekend!


Field Trip -- Please see email for details on what will happen if there is a snow day. 

Boys - Regular Uniforms

Girls - Regular Uniform Tops including Sweaters --- girls may wear black or navy pants since it will be cold.

Wear boots as we will be going on a walking tour.

Bring a lunch. Hot lunches will be given to the children upon return to the school therefore if you ordered, you still need to bring a lunch on the field trip.


Mrs. Erhardt will be in for Gr. 3 -- I will be supervising at Grouse Mountain


Spelling Quiz

Math Measurement Quiz -- cm, m, perimeter and using estimation skills, measuring passage of time (days, weeks, months)


Due to construction we must vacate the premises.

Thursday and Friday

No school for students -- Teachers to the Catholic Educators Conference.

Monday, February 13

Family Day -- No School -- enjoy your family!

Next Week January 30 - February 3

Thank you to everyone who came out this week to celebrate the Feast of St. Paul.

Congratulations to the Grade 3 students for fantastic leadership at our Mass.

I am looking forward to seeing more of our students lead in assembly this morning.

Gung Hay Fat Choy to anyone celebrating Chinese New Year this weekend.

Thank you for the quick work on returning your field trip forms. I will do the draw for parents today. I will email you as soon as I have the list. Thank you for your willingness to volunteer.


Hot Lunch for those who ordered.

We are very fortunate to have a special guest coming to teach us about Chinese New Year! (Thank you to Mrs. Ngan for sharing your culture! We are excited for your visit.)

Requiz on addition and subtraction with regrouping for some students (they know who they are)


Mrs. Erhardt to teach -- Mrs. Jeffrey at Grouse with Gr. 5 Class

Biography Projects Due -- Presentations will begin 

The projects that have already been turned in look very creative. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of them.

Wednesday to Friday

Scholastic Book Fair -- Your child may bring money to buy books -- Cash and Cheques only. 


Spelling Test


Have the most wonderful weekend!

Speech Arts and Registration

 Speech Arts notices have been sent home today.

Please review the expectations and see which one (poetry or bible reading) your child chosen.

If your child is away, they will get the notice when they return or when you come to pick up any work.

Re-Registration packages have gone home today. 

Homework/Next Week

 It's definitely January! Cold and Flu season is upon us. This week we have had a variety of students away due to illness. Please continue to pray for our friends that are ill. Also, please continue to wash your hands, get a good sleep and eat healthy foods.


For those that have been away this week here are a few items that will be for homework: (Students that have been in class will have this written in their agendas.)


Math: Math Textbook - P. 139 - 140 #1- 7; P. 146- 147 #1- 7

Writing: Draft #2 should be finished

Handwriting lower case e should be completed.

Read Well activities will have to be caught up on in class upon return to school.


For our Science Projects: (For students in class and that were away)

Your child is researching about wind, water, or ice erosion. They have been asked to prepare to do a demonstration on this with his or her group. They were given an hour to research on this during class today. They should at this point, have a list of things they need  in order to do this on Monday. Please have them bring their supplies on Monday mornning. Please do not deliver these supplies after school has started. Please check your child's agenda to see what they need to bring and be prepared for Monday. If your child is away, their partners have either decided to collect all of items themselves or they will contact your child this weekend to inform them what they need to bring. If your child was away, they should explore experiments to demonstrate erosion -- they may do so online with your supervision or by using books. 


Next week's words:

1. even 2. below 3. hear 4. sure 5. hold 6. mind 7. pair 8. give 9. most 10. water 11. front 12. however 13. nothing14. laugh 15. different 16. between 17. probably 18. surprise


Happy Weekend and I wish you all a speedy recovery.