Grade 3 - February 1 / 2019

G3 Homeroom News

Preparing for our student-centred conferences this week has given the children some time to reflect on what they have done well and what they would like to improve. Thank you to all of the parents who attended conferences this week and we look forward to meeting with the rest of you next Tuesday!

French

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:

Ex. John Smith = jsmith28

  • Password: grade3  

In French class, we have  just finished a unit on asking and answering questions in the past about our winter vacations and now we have been working on filming a puppet show (Un spectacle de marionnettes) using the characters from our play “Comment y aller.” These puppet shows and interactions can be found and viewed on Seesaw.  

Merci,

Mme. Evelyn

Highlights

A definite highlight of this week was the epic snowfall on Monday night and Tuesday morning. We were relieved that everyone made it home safely on Monday evening. By Tuesday morning, the children were excited to play in the fresh powder! It was a reminder to pause and try to enjoy Mother Nature’s wrath even in such extreme conditions!


Math

In Math, we continued exploring the concept of multiplication. During this unit, your child will develop strategies for multiplying and dividing whole numbers. They will use multiplication charts, manipulatives, grid paper, and calculators. By the end of the unit, they will:

  • Relate multiplication sentences to repeated addition

  • Use arrays to multiply and divide

  • Discover patterns for multiplying and dividing by 2s, 5s, 10s

  • Create multiplication and division fact families

  • Relate division sentences to repeated subtraction

Literacy

The students’ cultural Cinderella tales have really taken off! It’s been amazing to see their creativity shine through in their story writing!

Art

This week in Art, the Grade 3s began creating a book cover and inside illustrations for their Cinderella tales. Students identified the important parts of a book cover and made sure that their main character was the focal point. They also created an illustration of the magical moment, lost item, or ending of their story.


Music

In Music, we have been exploring Instruments of the Orchestra using the interactive online tool developed by Carnegie Hall - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Two students were inspired to bring in their own stringed instruments to show to their class, entirely unprompted. What a great example of student action! Thank you David and Sandy!

PHE

In PHE this week, Grade 3 started a Net/Wall unit. They will be participating in games and activities in which players send an object towards a court or target area that an opponent is defending. This week we played spikeball and used balloons and beach balls to play keep it. Next week volleyballs!


LOOKING AHEAD

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Next Caribou Contest: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 8:30 AM in the Junior School cafeteria.

The next interactive question will be Sudoku which your students can practice now at www.cariboutests.com on the games page. Grade 3/4 will need to solve a 6x6 Sudoku problem, with a number of digits already inserted. There is not a history questions in the coming contest.

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 13th. Students do not have to exchange cards but if they do, we ask that they include everyone in their class.

3A
Leah
Shawn
Menna
Sean
Kellan
Koorosh
Rowan
Raven
Simon
Hudson
David
Abigail
Miles
Victoria
Varun
Kate
Zoey
JoJo
Adelaide (Ada)
Sandy

3B
Max
AJ
Clementine
Eliana
Grace
Aviva
Makan
Marc
Max
Arysa
Luc
Zoe
Hailey
James
Maya
Callie
Lucas
Cora
Giuseppe

In French, on Wednesday, Feb. 6th 2019, Grade 1, 2 and 3 students will see Gregg LeRock in concert. He is an educator and a musician who performs for children in French. Please follow the link below to see the Venturing Out form for this field trip.

VO form here: Venturing Out form

Merci,

Evelyn Calhoun and Katherine Almeida  

Morphology Magic

We are pleased to report that Learning Strategies teachers Robyn Tarshis and Susan Gray will be offering a new club this term called Morphology Magic.

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Morphology is the study of words, how they are formed, and their relationship to other words in the same language. We will analyze the structure of words and parts of words, such as bases, prefixes, and suffixes. Morphology gives us an opportunity to play with words in a multisensory, playful approach. We will have fun creating word sums and matrixes such as these!


This program will be open to students in Grades 2 - 4, but spaces are limited! If you wish to have your child join us, please email sgray@yorkschool.com or rtarshis@yorkschool.com. Please join us for either Tuesday or Wednesday in the Learning Strategies room from 3:45 to 4:45 pm. The start dates are Tuesday, February 12 or Wednesday, February 13. We look forward to seeing your kids there!


WELLNESS WEEK - FEBRUARY 11-14, 2019

Our school-wide Wellness Week is coming up! Please see the poster below for each days details.

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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.


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IMPORTANT DATES

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