Grade 3 - March 1/ 2019

G3 Homeroom News

This week in math, we explored the concept of division. We began by relating what we already know about multiplication to division. We also made connections to sharing equally and how sometimes there’s leftovers (remainders).

In guided reading, the students continued their research into one of the three Ontario landform regions. Specifically, we researched how the land is used based on its landform features and also to meet the needs of the people living there.

The children also loved browsing and buying at the book fair, so thank you for your support and encouragement of reading! A big kudos to Ms. Spencer for hosting the book fair!

A kind reminder regarding end-of-day pick-up changes: We understand that during the course of a day, there may be changes to your child’s pick up (who is picking up and when). Please know that if you are sending an e-mail to Ms. Cummings or Ms. Newell at the end of the day regarding dismissal, your e-mail may not be read until after dismissal.  So, if there is a last-minute change, please call the school or your child’s homeroom teacher directly. Thank you!



In PHE, this week the Grade 3 students as part of the net and wall games unit have enjoyed playing Newcomb Ball. This is a throwing and catching version of regular volleyball. This games allows the students to experience success early, and it gives them a chance to learn player positioning, strategies, teamwork and many of the rules on volleyball.


In Grade 3 during our entry routine, we are learning about animals (3A) and food (3B) vocabulary. At home you can start to develop this vocabulary with your kids by looking up words as they occur in our daily lives. WordReference or a English to French dictionary is your most reliable source for unknown vocabulary.

Comment y aller

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:

  • Password: grade3  

Next week, students will finish filming their puppet shows for our play “Comment y aller.” Check out your kids work on SeeSaw.

Mme. Evelyn   


In Music, students began composing in Groovy Music. Students are welcome to compose at home if they would like. Here is the link to our suite of online music tools. The login is the first letter of your child’s first name, followed by their last name and 28. Example: lyorke28

Password: 123456


Wednesday, March 6th will be Simcoe and McClung House Colour Accessory Day. This is a reward to Simcoe for bringing in the most donations for the New Circles Clothing Drive and to McClung for winning the 'Bring It' challenge. Students in those two houses can wear red and yellow accessories with their regular uniform.

The art department is in need of some new collage materials. If you have any magazines or picture books you are looking to recycle, please send them to school with your child as an art room donation. Thank you in advance for your ongoing support!


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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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