Grade 3's blog

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.

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.