Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Gatineau Field Trip

We had a lovely day of snowshoeing and learning about animals and their habitats in Gatineau last week.  Below are some photos of the afternoon.


Thursday, 18 January 2018

Field Trip Tomorrow

We are looking forward to our field trip to Gatineau Park tomorrow. Below is a list of suggested clothing for students to wear:

✪  Warm winter boots  ✪  Warm coat    ✪  Snow/slush pants  ✪  Sweater
 Warm toque  ✪  Mittens   ✪  Scarf  ✪  socks

Students are also encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle.

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

December Update

Hello Families!

We have been busy in our classroom completing writing tasks, math problems and projects and we are now getting ready for a well deserved break!  The next week is busy.  

Monday, December 18 - Grade 3 Field trip to see Star

Thursday, December 19 -  Pyjama Day, Stuffies and Movie
Friday, December 20 - 9:30-10:30 Primary Christmas Concert

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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Van Gogh's Starry Night

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We have learned about elements of design in art over the past few months.  Students have been focused and hard at work producing their own interpretation of Van Gogh's Starry Night.  

Steve Irwin Day

Mr. Winship (year 1 student teacher) introduced the grade threes to  Australian zookeeper, conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin on November 15.  Students were fascinated to learn about 'The Crocodile Hunters' love of caring for and protecting animals.  

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Classroom Update

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Good Morning!  It was nice to meet and see so many parents at interviews last week.  I also had the opportunity to catch up with some parents over the phone.  We will continue to work together and communicate to support your children in their learning.  What learning is  currently happening in our grade 3 classroom?


We are wrapping up Patterning and Algebra this week and moving on to Measurement (beginning with time).  We have explored describing, extending and creating a variety of numeric and geometric patterns.  In Algebra, we are working towards demonstrating an understanding of equality between pairs of expressions using addition and subtraction.  To support your child at home, continue to assist them with their homework and have them explain their problem solving strategies to you. (16 + 8 = 11 + ?)


We have finished descriptive writing and we are now letter writing.  Together we developed an anchor chart to assist us with understanding the letter writing format.  Our task this week is to write a letter to someone who found our missing backpack.  In that letter we want to thank them for finding it as well as explain why it is so important.  

In reading, we continue to enjoy our read aloud, Fenway and Hattie and the activities that accompany it.  We have explored inferencing and using our schema to understand the text and make predictions.  We continue to develop success criteria for EQAO reading responses
and we are using the written feedback provided by our teacher to improve our responses.  


We are about to wrap up our Soil unit and move on to Forces.  Before we do that, students are busy researching an animal that lives in the soil around us.  In the next few weeks, students will use this research to design a poster that will be presented to the class.  All research and work must be completed in the classroom.  Students are asked to bring in a sheet of bristol board to complete the task.  


We are tying in our learning skills and WITS with our gospel values this fall.  We have discussed respect and the importance of treating others the way that we expect to be treated.  We continue to build on these ideas as well as discuss the character traits of Jesus.


The focus for this term has been cooperative games.  We share our gym time with Mrs. Zulpo/Juneau's class and students have worked on demonstrating collaboration, leadership and sportsmanship in our games.  


We are working on a Christmas dance for our show in December.  We look forward to having parents come and see our grade three friends perform!


We have explored the elements of design and we are putting these to the test in recreating Van Gogh's Starry Night.  Students are currently working on their final draft.  We have some budding young artists in our class!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Fenway and Hattie

Many of our grade three classes are part of the global read aloud this fall.  We are reading a terrific book about a girl named Hattie and her dog, Fenway.  The hilarious story is told from the dog's perspective and our class has been thoroughly enjoying it!  In keeping with the dog theme, Lawson brought his dog Beans in for a class visit on Friday.  Beans was very well behaved and he even performed a few tricks for some treats! Students are more than welcome to bring in a pet for a visit as long as it is set up in advance.  If that is too complicated, your child can put together a quick slide show or bring in some pictures to share with their classmates.