Grade 3 - January 11 / 2019

G3 Homeroom News

This week, the homework focus was on setting a reading goal and achieving that goal in our Reading Log. It was our way of helping students, parents and teachers ease back into routine. Next week, we will include a math problem of the week (POW), Reading Log, Spelling, and possibly an inquiry activity for exploring your family's culture.

Highlights

During math, we returned to 3D solids and 2D figures, exploring their features, describing them and comparing the similarities and differences.

We also started exploring a new concept, culture. This relates to an ongoing unit of inquiry, how we express ourselves. We came together as a grade and discussed what we already know about culture and how can think of culture as an iceberg - some elements we can see, but most can not be seen, felt or heard as they have to do with beliefs and values. We encourage you to discuss your family's culture with your child. As we continue this exploration, we will be reading different Cinderella stories as told from different cultures. The Grade 3s will, over time, write their own Cinderella story that reflects their culture or a culture that they are interested in.

This week in art, the Grade 3 used their knowledge of clay and strong structures to create a Toronto building. They used shapes to create the form and lines to add detail.

This week in PHE, the grade 3’s played some cooperative games to build on teambuilding skills. Games like Cross the River and Hula Hut Relay. Next we will start a stuntnastics unit which involves static balance and building human pyramids.


LOOKING AHEAD

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Our next contest will be taking place Wednesday, January 16, 2018 at 8:30 AM in the cafeteria. Students will be reminded to bring Chromebooks to the cafeteria for the contest.

The next interactive question will be the Tower of Hanoi. This can be accessed on the Games/History page. It will not be accessible one day before the contest but not during the 2 contest days.  

There will also be a history question about Rene Descartes. Information about Descartes can be found on the history page. For Grade 3 and 4 students it will be enough to read and know the first few sentences.


IMPORTANT DATES

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

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