Grade 3's blog

September 18 - 22

 It has been an interesting first full week of school getting to know your children. This week we talked about our theme "Care for Everyone in Our Common Home" and we responded to God's beautiful creation by writing a poem. I love seeing all of their creative ideas. We had our first spelling check in today and they have been sent home. As well, we visited the library and now the students have more books to use for their home reading. I am encouraging them to choose chapter books or non-fiction books. 

For Next Week:

Monday

PE

Hot Lunch Orders Due

Home Reading Logs due.  Please be sure you have read at least 5 days for 20 minutes per day, aloud to an adult.

Tuesday

PE

MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT -- 7:00

*Please be sure to come and find out about Grade Three.*

Wednesday

PE

Dismissal 2:00

Thursday

Regular day

Friday

Assembly led by Grades 3 and 7

Please come and join us in the gym at 9:00 am. 

Return library books.

Spelling Check In.

 

Please check the Music/PE Blog for all the up-to-date Cross Country information. 

September 11 - 15

 I can't believe our first week of school is over already. It is such a pleasure getting to know your children. It was a week of setting routines and learning about expectations in Grade Three. This next week the students will begin to have some normal expectations for work and home reading. 

Please bring a picture for the hallway birthday board. On the back of the photo please put your child's name, birthdate and grade on it so that the library helpers know where to return your child's picture. 

 

HOME READING

On Monday your child will bring home a Home Reading Folder. In it you will find a reading log. Please record the date, the title or chapter title or number, time read, and have a parent sign it saying that they have heard their child read this selection. May my child read to a babysitter, grandparent, or older sibling? Yes. They should also read to you as well on most of the days. (Why not listen while you cook dinner... it's like dinner music.) 

The expectation is that your child chooses books that are a good fit for them. They must enjoy the books and they must choose the books. There is no better way to get your child to read than to have them be interested in the books they are reading. I would prefer that they try to read books that give them a little challenge but aren't so hard that they are frustrated. Any genre is okay. Graphic Novels seem to be popular for children of this age. They are welcome to read them but are encouraged to try all sorts of books.

Where do I find a book for my child? The school library, a book they own or even the classroom library! I LOVE children to read. I love them to borrow the classroom books. I operate on the honour system. If you borrow it, please bring it back for others to read once you are finished. READ DAILY - 20 minutes aloud to a parent. I know that families are busy and there are days when life happens. A goal of at least 5 of the 7 days in the week is the minimum expectation. 

 

MONDAY

Home Reading sent home.

PE today.

TUESDAY

PE today

WEDNESDAY

2:00 dismissal

THURSDAY

PE today

FRIDAY

Spelling Check In -- We'll talk about this on Meet the Teacher Night.

Specialists:

PE days for Grade Three: Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays ** Note that this week is different**

Music: Thursdays

French: Tuesdays and Fridays

Library: Book return/exchange/renew Fridays

 

CROSS COUNTRY BEGINS THIS WEEK -- Please see the PE/MUSIC BLOG for all up to date practices. 

WELCOME TO GRADE THREE

 I am so excited to start the new school year with your children. Please let me know if you did not receive the email from earlier in the week with details for our first week of school. I can be reached at jjeffrey@stpaulschool.ca.  In your email you will find directions on how to join blogtrottr to get these posts in your inbox. 

This week at a glance:

Today:

8:45 - 12:00

Bring pencil case, scissors, gym shoes, and art shirt

Wednesday:

Mass at 11am

Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

The beginnings of a normal school day!

Friday:

8:45 - 3:00

Have a most wonderful first week of school!