Grade 3 - November 30 / 2018



This week in Literacy, we have been deconstructing the features of procedural writing. The students have been practising writing instructions in their guided writing groups.


In Math, we have been looking at the relationship between adding and subtracting with Base 10 materials and the traditional stacking method for adding and subtracting.

Unit of Inquiry

For Inquiry this week, we have continued to identify the ways in which one can build a solid and stable structure.


This week in Art, the Grade 3s completed their Australian Aboriginal paintings by adding lots of dots and symbols. The finished pieces are bright and full of colour.


In PSE, we have continued with our Blueprint problem solving tool. We have discussed how to tell if we are ready/not ready to “make it better” or forgive. The students read a book called, What James Said, and noticed that we can tell if we are ready or not ready make it better or forgive by tone of voice, facial expressions, body language, and feelings inside. It made sense to the students that when we try to make it better or forgive when we are not ready our Blueprint tools will not feel sincere and may not work. Try asking your child for examples of ready/not ready expressions.


In Music, the rehearsal process continues in preparation for our Harmony Concert on December 21st. Here is a link to audio files and PDFs of pieces for practise at home. Students learned two new notes this week, C’ and D’. Now that their note range has increased to five notes, we can start learning Jingle Bells next week.



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

How to login:

Ex. John Smith = jsmith28

  • Password: grade3  

SAVE THE DATE - December 14

*New* Junior School Celebration Assembly

On Friday, December 14th at 8:40 AM, students in Grades 1-5 will join together in the Junior School gym for our first Celebration Assembly. The assembly is a time for the community to celebrate the many achievements of our students in the first term, including recognizing student athletes from our fall teams:  the U11 Girls’ basketball team, U9-U11 Cross country team, and the U9 to U11 Soccer. Additionally, there will be a choir performance and the Junior School students who are participating in the Caribou Math Contest will be recognized. Families are welcome to attend!

Please note that rather than having one Junior School Athletic Assembly in June, as there has been in the past, this new Celebration Assembly format recognizes our student athletes at the end of each term along with other student achievements.


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