Grade 3 - September 29 / 2017


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Highlights:

Thank you for your support with the homework expectations. We know that it takes time to develop this habit and we appreciate your patience and understanding with getting this process running smoothly. Each Monday, your child will be expected to bring back their Reading Log and their math “Problem of the Week.” They are both housed in a yellow duotang. We will give out a new math problem each week. 

Your children will also write in their Agendas on a Monday to ensure that they know what they need to complete for that week.

Although not a requirement at The York School, we would like to thank those parents who ordered from Scholastic this month. When orders are submitted, we gain “bonus bucks” based on the total of the order. We would like you to know that this money is put directly back into the classroom in the form of cool new resources. This month, we were able to buy books to add to our class libraries and buy resources to augment our unit on structures. Thank you!

This week in Inquiry, we learned about a third community living in colonial Canada. Mr. Hosios facilitated an engaging lesson about the early black settler communities. The Grade 3 students learned about some of their challenges and specifically about the underground railroad system.

This week in math, we are using the technique of skip counting to identify and to create patterns. We will begin a unit on addition and subtraction next week.

Students learned how to sign into the AIM portal in French class this week. Please follow the instructions below to login at home. Students, particularly those who are new to French and/or the AIM program, are encouraged to practise the actions a few nights each week. Go to: www.class.aimlanguagelearning.com (*Link also found on YorkNet under Grade 3 resources.)
Username: Firstname and initial of last name (Ex. Will Aber = WillA)
Password: grade3

Go to: Regarder des vidéos → Les actions → Section A
           Regarder des vidéos → Les actions → Niveau 2 → Section A
           Regarder des vidéos → Les actions → Niveau 2 → Section A

Congratulations to the Grade 3 students on a wonderful first performance at our assembly this week. They performed “Gifts” which communicated the importance of being caring towards others. 

Looking Ahead:

New Circles: The Junior School continues their support of New Circles Community Services. New Circles is a not-for-profit, grass-roots agency that builds strong and caring communities by providing basic necessities to those living in poverty. We provide much needed clothing, social programs, and skill building opportunities to individuals living on a low-income, with a focus on residents of Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park, Victoria Village, and Taylor-Massey (including Crescent Town), many of whom are newcomers to Canada. Each year New Circles collects gently used Halloween costumes for children. They already have appointments for 400 families and now have a waitlist because they are in need of more costumes. Here is their website for more information about the organization and this programme. The Junior School will be collecting gently used costumes from Monday, October 2 to Friday, October 13th. Bins will be in the Gathering Place for items. 

Co-Curricular Programme Dates:
December 18th - 21st       Last week of Fall 2017 Co-Curricular Programme
November 24th                 Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online
December 7th - 10th         Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme online registration
January 9th - March 9th    Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme

Reminders:

Food Policy: As part of the new Food Policy, we are encouraging our students to bring in healthy snacks. We would like to thank you for your efforts to avoid sending packets of chips and mini chocolate bars. It is greatly appreciated.

Google Drive: Your child can log into their Google Drive account at home! Please see Mr. Shaikh’s information on how to do this at home. The username and passwords follow the same pattern for each student. Please see the example below if your child would like to access their account from home.
Username: snewell27 (first initial + last name + 27)
Password: 123snewell (123 + first initial + last name)
Please let us know if you have any problems signing in.