Grade 3's blog

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:



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)


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


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. 


Another fun day in Grade Three!


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


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

Happy Reading!

Oct. 24 - 28

It has been an exciting week in Grade Three. The students did a great job of their parts in the assembly today. 

This week the students presented their group projects about their chosen ecosystems. We connected these projects and the students can now tell you how living and non living things are connected. It has been a great process of inquiry for the students. Some of it was challenging but the students were always engaged. I am so proud of how they demonstrate a love of learning. I am so impressed!

Your child may have spoken to you about his or her art that they are creating for the "Created by Kids" fundraiser. They are looking great. The students are making their own designs and taking great pride in their work. 


The new spelling list has been sent home. Don't forget to practice. 


Hot lunch for those who ordered

Religion Ch. 3 Quiz 

Have a lovely weekend!







October 17- 21


Math Quiz -- Skip counting, rounding, comparing and ordering numbers.

Review sheets were sent home. These are not an assignment. 

Materials for science projects are due. *** Students have determined what each of them would like to bring. They will have a whole afternoon to work on this so please do not forget, they do not want to let their group members down. 

Scholastic Orders extended -- due Monday.







Mass -- 11am Gr. 6 


Mrs. Jeffrey away with Gr. 5 Volleyball girls (afternoon)


Gr. 3 and 7 to lead Assembly

Have a lovely weekend! Let's pray for no power outages!


October 3 - 7

 Thank you to all of the parents that helped out at the Walkathon. It was such a successful day!

The children walked well and they were in great spirits. I can tell that they are physically active and have great endurance. What a gift!

This coming week:


Hot Lunch

Religion Ch. 2 Quiz.

Spelling test.

Please know that each list is kept at school after completion so that the children can continue to practice his or her words during their time to do Word Work. 

This is meant to make it about learning and not just about passing a test. That being said, it is very important to spend time using strategies to learn these words weekly in order to improve their vocabulary and spelling. 


Photo Day -- Full uniforms required. (This includes the sweater and matching hair ties etc.)


2:00 Dismissal

Cross Country Meet -- See PE/Music Blog for full details


Our first visit from Father Mark!


Garry Point Fun Run 12:30 Departure for Garry Point.

Dismissal from the park. All Grade 3 students must check out with Mrs. Jeffrey! Failure to do so will cause much disruption. Please remind your children that they must speak with me before leaving. I will remind them too! Thank you so much for this. It makes for a much fun day rather than a worriesome day!

I want to thank all of the parents for their constant support and kind words about what is happening with the new curriculum and with your children. I am always so happy to see such growth in the children. They are such a blessing and I truly enjoy each one of them. I also want to remind you that if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. I love to be able to discuss your children's progress with you so that we can help them grow into loving, caring, and successful adults.

I was so pleased with the students this last week while we were doing our service project. They showed great maturity and motivation to help out while cleaning the church. They make me so proud of them! I hope that you will tell them how proud you are too!


God bless and have a good week!

Mrs. Jeffrey 

Specialty Subject Timetable

For Your Information:

PE -- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Music - Thursday

French - Tuesday, Friday

Library - Friday


Sept 19 - 23


Religion Quiz Ch. 1

PE -- This is a regular PE day


Meet the Teacher Night 

Not just to meet me but to learn about Grade 3!

PE - This is a regular PE day

French -- Regular French day



PE -This is a regular PE day

Dismissal 2pm


Music today!


Grade 3 and 7 Assembly

Dress Down Day -- Colours of the Earth


Digital literacy, French, and Library Day

Week One/Two of Grade 3

 We had a wonderful first week back to school. The children were full of energy and joy. I am so happy to be back at work with the students. 

Today we had a little fun learning about STEM projects... we may have made a few paper airplanes... but shhhh... don't tell Mrs. Moorehead. 

This weekend please:

1. Read 20 minutes a day using Raz Kids.

2. Ensure that the Cross Country forms are filled out and returned for practice on Monday. It will be held at Palmer from 3:00 - 3:45. Pick up is from the covered area at school at 3:45.

3. Walkathon - Pledge forms have gone home, please be sure to start collecting pledges! (Thank you!)

4. Spelling - Our first list has gone home. We will be working with these words in class this next week. 

5. PE - Please check the PE/Music blog for up to date details (there will be an usual schedule next week due to Outdoor Education for the Gr. 7 students).

Have a lovely weekend.

Homework, etc.

 Happy First Full Day of School!

It has been a wonderful couple of days with your children. Today was a day filled with organizing materials and learning classroom expectations. The students were very thoughtful in their reactions to all that was going on in class. What a joy it is to see them maturing so much.

Homework is reading using the Raz-kids app that was set up in June.

Please read for 20 minutes this evening. Your children can also complete the comprehension quiz at the end of the reading as a part of the homework. 

If your child did not know his or her password, they came to see me today. They will be ready to read tonight!

I would like to request that your children bring in a set of headphones for listening to stories in class. They will also need them in music class at times. I will ask that the children keep these in their lockers. You may wish to send them in ziploc bag and label them. Since they will be stored in such a way, please do not send expensive headphones. It would be great if we could get these by the beginning of next week. 

Emeregency contact forms were sent home today. Please fill them out and return them as soon as possbile. 

Have a lovely evening!

Welcome To Grade 3!


What an exciting time of the year! We look forward to new adventures, ideas, friendships, and ways of learning.

For most of you, this is your second time having me as your teacher. I am looking forward to getting to know the students again this year and learning about all of things that interest them now that they are older. I feel blessed to be able to spend another year with your children. I am so excited about all of the new things we will be learning and doing. Grade 3 is such an exciting year for students. They are a little more independent, a little more excited about learning and a lot of fun.

Our theme for the new school year is "Care for Our Common Home". There are so many wonderful ways that we will be able to address this theme throughout the year. We will be given many opportunities to grow, care and show love for all that has been given to us. 

Tomorrow is the First Day of School!

We will begin at 8:45 and dismiss at 12:00.

We will have a recess break so don't forget a snack and water. 

Tomorrow night will be busy one for you as the Edu Pac supplies will be sent home for labeling. Please label all pencils, pens, crayons, pencil crayons, books, rulers, and anything else in your kit with your child's name. (I bet they could even label it for themselves...)

Please be sure to label all uniform parts as well. Don't forget to relabel old pieces as well so that they are easy to read. 


Please send your child's gym shoes to school with them by Wednesday and wear your gym strip to school on Wednesday.

Regular PE days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

This week:

Wednesday 8:45 - 2:00 (regular Wednesday schedule)

Thursday 8:45 - 3:00

Friday 8:45 - 3:00

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. If you need an immediate response, please contact the office during school hours 604-277-4487 or feel free to email me at . I do my best to respond as quickly as possible. If an email is sent on the weekend, I will receive it on Monday morning. I'm looking forward to getting to know the parents again as well. With the adventure of the BC's New Curriculum, I am looking forward to great conversations about your child's learning. 

Enjoy the rest of your last day of summer vacation... I'm sure it will be filled with organizing uniforms, shoes, snacks, sleep schedules and all of the other things that September brings.

God bless,

Mrs. Jeffrey