Grade 3 - October 4 / 2018


This week, your child was assigned:

  • Reading - at least 60 minutes throughout the week to be recorded in their Home Folder

  • Math - Problem of the week (POW) focusing on place value.

**Please initial your child’s home folder on the agenda page and sign their weekly reading log.

Next week, we will begin sending home a math problem of the week. Should your child have any questions or need support, please do not hesitate to contact their homeroom teacher.

MATH - This week in Math, we have been using number lines to compare and round numbers. We have used blank number lines to create our own number lines that are to scale, equally spaced and clearly labelled. We have also been doing some group problem-solving around these topics. We have extended this into learning how to round numbers to the nearest ten and hundred.

READING - In guided reading we are learning about the features of non-fiction text. We have been specifically talking about: title, introduction, subtitles, captions, drawings, maps and photographs. For each feature, we have been learning about their function in relation to that type of text.

We are inquiring into different First Nations’ communities (Mohawk and Anishinabe) and a Metis community during 1780-1850. We have learned about the differences in their roles, customs, housing, clothing and relationships with first settlers.

MUSIC - Students have been singing folk songs and learning about their purpose. They were particularly intrigued by “The Log Driver's Waltz”. Next week we will begin learning the recorder. Every student will be issued their own recorder and method book which need to live in their backpacks. Students are responsible for making sure they bring their recorder to school.

ART - This week in Art, the Grade 3’s learned about Vincent van Gogh and the implied texture created with his short brush strokes. Students used this knowledge to create a clay pendant with carved designs in his style.

Looking Ahead

Full winter uniform starts on Tuesday, October 9th (black shoes included!)

Caribou Contest Math Club

The first Caribou Contest will take place on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 AM in the cafeteria.

At 10:30 AM, students who are taking part can proceed to the cafeteria with their Chromebooks. They will log in and complete the contest in 1 hour and then return to class.

Students may access practice tests and activities on the Caribou Contest site (

We have been meeting on Fridays to practice and answer questions. Any questions can be directed to Karen McCallum-Ryan


Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times.