Grade 3's blog

January 16 - 20

Hopefully everyone has had a chance to read about the pick up and drop off procedures sent out by the office.

Gr. 3's should be picked up from the back lot. 

Our class will be leading the St. Paul Feast Day Mass on January 25th. It is a great day for families to spend time together. It would be lovely if your families can attend. 

Thank you for all of your assistance with the research projects. I'm looking forward to working with the students on these projects. 

Monday

Hot Lunch for those who ordered

Math Quiz - addition and subtraction with regrouping (3 - Digit)

Tuesday

Math and Religion Quizzes for those who were away

More research!

Wednesday

2:00 Dismissal

 

Happy New Year!

 I hope that you have all had a most relaxing and enjoyable time with family and friends during this Christmas season. As this new year begins, I pray that you are blessed with many good things for yourselves and your families. Take some time this week to reflect upon all the goodness that has been given to you by our loving God.

 

Since the weather is very cold, please send your child to school dressed appropriately for the weather. Gloves, hats, boots, etc. and anything to keep them warm as they play outside during recess and lunch. Students are expected to go outside so please make it as comfortable as possible for your child.

 

This week we resume classes but will ease into things as we get used to our routines again.

Home Reading will change slightly and will be given out near the end of the week. 

PE is as usual this week. (Don't forgot to check if your child brought home his or her shoes.)

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

Confessions

 Just a friendly note to tell you that we are going to confession tomorrow morning. Please have your child to school on time as we will be going through an examination of conscience. It would be great if you could also do the same with your child this evening. It always helps to reinforce our faith at home too!

 

A look ahead:

Tomorrow:

Confession

Science Workshop

Friday:

Play practice

Quotations Quiz

Spelling Quiz

Math Due - See agenda

Monday:

Play practice

Math Quiz - 3-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping 

Concert Costumes

For our Christmas Concert costumes: (This is the same as the email that was sent)

Gowns:

Washed, dried, ironed, hung, covered, and returned to school. (Name on outer bag so we know who it fits)
 
Under clothing:
White shirt, pants, and socks (no worries about shoes -- they can go in socks)

 

Scholastics

 At the request of the students the Scholastic orders will be exteneded until tomorrow.

 

Christmas Concert Attire

It was such a pleasure seeing all of the parents on Friday. I'm sure that you are as excited as I am to know that your child is so reflective about his or her learning. Thank you for setting goals with your child and recognizing how much they have accomplished so far. I can't tell you how much I enjoy working with each and everyone of your children.

Christmas Concert Attire:

Our class will be angels. Your child has been measured with a white gown. This will be sent home this week. Please wash, iron, hang and return by Monday, December 5th. 

For beneath the costume, your child will be asked to wear all white (Shirt, pants, socks). We want to be sure that when the stage lights hit them that they will be wonderfully white angels. Thank you so much!

There will be no PE today but instead we will have PE and Music on Wednesday. 

Scholastic Orders (this is the last one before Christmas break) will be ordered today -- this will enure that they are here before we go for the break. 

On Thursday report cards go home. Please sign and return the cover of the report. 

 

Thank you again for being such wonderful supportive parents to your children. I look forward to the conferences in the spring when we can recognize all of the accomplishments of your children. 

 

Poppy/Homework/Project

 Tomorrow there will be a Remembrance Day Assembly. You are welcome to join us in the gym at 10:45.

Please send $2 for your child to have a poppy.

Scholastic Orders will be due on Monday, November 21st if you wish to order.

(The agenda says Friday the 18th but I will be away at a Professional Develop Workshop that day.)

Social Studies Projects

Students have been asked to bring in items for his/her project.

This is very similar to the science project in the way we are carrying it out.

The students have decided (or are still deciding) on how they would like to represent their learning.

They have been given a variety of ideas to choose from. With his or her group, they have made a plan to show what they know in a project.

This could include anything from a book report, mobile, diaorama, play, song, interview, newpaper report, etc.

They have started to make this plan with their chosen group.

If they require materials that are not available at the school, they will provide them from home.

I am so proud of the students for taking charge of their learning. Their plans and ideas are truly demonstrating an interest in learning. 

Please talk to them about their projects, understandings and give them positive praise for being so independent in their choices!

Some groups may be ready to start tomorrow -- ask your child. Other groups are still planning and will need their items for Tuesday. Please check in with your child about where they are at on the project. 

Any questions? Please feel free to email me or call the school. 

Created By Kids Orders/Homework for Tomorrow

 Just a friendly reminder that the Created by Kids orders are due tomorrow!

 

Homework:

Halloween/All Saints/All Souls Brochure to be coloured and returned by tomorrow.

 

READING LOGS

Thanks to everyone for returning the logs on time.

Don't forget that the expectation is that students are to read for 20 minutes per day, 5 to 7 days per week.

If they need to read more than one book to fill the 20 minutes, please record it. Please also record RazKids books.

They will be collected each Monday and returned on Tuesdays.

Halloween/All Saints/All Souls

This week has been a very fun-filled week. The children have been learning about the aboriginal cultures of Canada. It has been a great learning experience from houses, to tools, to totem poles. They are always so excited to learn new things. Stay tuned for our next fun project. 

Next Week:

Monday

Halloween!

Any treats brought will be sent home. Please bring a plastic bag to carry them home in. 

Hot lunch for those who ordered.

Dress Down Day -- $2 for our sponsor child -- See email sent from the office about the expectations

Reading Log Due -- 20 minutes per day (5 - 7 days per week)

Tuesday

All Saints Day -- Talk to your child about his or her patron saint. 

Wednesday

All Souls Day

We will be praying for those who have gone before us.

If you would like, please send a picture of a loved one that we can put up to pray for during the month of November. 

Thursday

Another fun day in Grade Three!

Friday

Pizza Lunch -- Great work on raising enough the most money in primary!

IF THERE ARE ANY ALLERGIES TO DAIRY OR PIZZA -- PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO WE CAN ACCOMODATE! THANKS!

Thank you -- it's the first year I've had the honour of having a class with the most pledges!

I'm looking forward to pizza!

 

God bless and have a lovely weekend with your families.

Created By Kids/Homework

The Created by Kids artwork was sent home today.

Please order by November 2nd to avoid late fees. 

This is a great fundraiser to support Catholic Charities.

Check out the order form on the back of the art. 

 

As you may have noticed there was a Home Reading Log sent home on Monday. I am hoping that the children were able to tell you the instructions for the log.

Just in case they were unable to do so... (Quiz them first)

1. Please read 20 minutes daily (same as always).

2. Record the date, book title, minutes read, and sign that you have listened to your child read. 

3. Your child may read the same book day after day (if it's a chapter book), just be sure to include either page numbers or chapters read. 

4. Raz Kids books should also be recorded as though they are regular books including time read etc. 

Any other questions? Please email me jjeffrey@stpaulschool.ca

Happy Reading!