Grade 3 - February 14/ 2019

G3 Homeroom News

What a crazy week! We have enjoyed focussing on wellness this week. We were able to spend some time with our learning buddies and share Valentines with each other. We hope you can check out SeeSaw for some pictures of the celebrations.

Due to the interrupted and special schedule this week, we did not assign any homework. We will resume our regular homework schedule next week - the POW, reading log and spelling sorts will go home in the yellow folder.

It was so fun to spend the day at Horseshoe Valley on Thursday. We were certainly impressed with all of our first-time skiers! Thank you to our parent volunteers who braved the trails with their groups of Grade 3s students!

Have a great long weekend!

Highlights

French

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This week in class for a Valentine’s Day activity we wrote about things we like. Students chose one thing and wrote it on a big poster that is now on our classroom door. (see image below) Check it out as you pass by!
How you can encourage students to speak French at home:

Get your children to express what they like or dislike. This can be done with food items, activities and lots more.

Ex. I like chocolate. J’aime le chocolat.
I dislike chocolate. Je n’aime pas le chocolat.  

Just a reminder that students can login to the AIM Portal at home. They are encouraged to practice their plays “Comment y aller” and listen to french music.

How to login:

  • Password: grade3  

Next week, students will finish filming their puppet shows for our play “Comment y aller.” Check out your kids work on SeeSaw.

Merci,
Mme. Evelyn    

Art

This week in Art we welcome Vanessa Emer back from maternity leave!

Music

For music, here is our current piece, Kagome once again. There are no letter names added, so students will need to read the music as we practiced in class.

PHE

In PHE this week, the grade 3’s have been working on their bumping, serving skills and playing Newcomb ball.

LOOKING AHEAD

The Junior School’ annual Book Fair has been moved to February for March Break Reading! Click HERE to complete the electronic book purchasing permission for your child[ren].

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GLOBAL PATHWAYS SCHOOL

Each year a group of grade 11's travel to India during March Break to volunteer at Global Pathways School. We have a special connection with the school as the founders of the school are the previous Head of York School and Head of the Junior School. Currently a past Grade 9 ICE teacher, Jim Brickell, is the Principal of Global Pathways School.

The students travelling to GPS enjoy two weeks of volunteering in the classrooms, taking field trips with the classes, enjoying recess on the play structures that have been donated by The York School community and spend time with students in the classes and their homes.

Before departing on this adventure we collect donations to take with us in duffle bags to hand out to the community. This years' wish list is here. If you have any of the following items stored away in your closets and are looking to find a new home for these items, please bring them to The York School, there are bins in the Gathering Place to deposit the items. We will be collecting these items until Monday, February 25th. Many thanks in advance for your donations.

-The Global Pathways School Team

Also - Global Pathways School Day - Wednesday February 20th!

Wear green, white, orange, pay what you like, making a contribution towards technology at GPS


Athlete Institute Next Sessions

Our next sessions for the Athlete Institute will be for High Performance basketball  led by NBA and International Shooting/Skills Development Coach, David Nurse. This is a great opportunity to come and learn and develop your basketball skills.If you partake in The York Basketball community you should sign up for at least 1 of these sessions that are being offered. Sessions are scheduled for Friday, March 29th to Sunday March 31st. You can sign up using the google form by clicking here.


IMPORTANT DATES

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