Grade 3 - April 5/ 2019


This week, the grade 3s explored the concept of fractions of a whole. We named fractions (halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, etc.) and identified ways to show half, quarters and thirds.


In Inquiry, we explored what rights we have at school and how it is our responsibility to protect them. For example, I have the right to play at recess and the responsibility to include others.

We also read several different persuasive writing texts and developed our own graphic organizer to write a persuasive paragraph. Students loved getting the choice to argue for something they’re passionate about: no uniforms at school, no bedtime, education for all children, and beyond.

Last week, we watched a video about human rights. This video was rich with topics to be discussed over dinner. Feel free to watch again with your child and discuss.


In PHE this week, the grade 3’s continued working on their hockey skills by playing Ground Attack, Endline Hockey and Sideline hockey.


In Music, students added low D to their range of notes on the recorder, continued composing in Groovy” and recorded an audition for a future assembly performance.


If you are looking for some Mathematics apps to add to your child’s at-home device, here are some recommendations:


In French, students were eager to continue their play “Comment y aller.” we went through the play together as a class and discussed tricky pronunciation and unfamiliar vocabulary. Students were about to ask and answer questions about the play. Next week, we will split up into our groups and continue practicing.

Comment y aller
Students can log in 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  

Next week, students will continue practicing their plays.

Mme. Evelyn   

Attendance Reminder

A gentle reminder that all student absences should be emailed to
As well, if your child arrives late, please have them sign in with Ms. Kate or reception.


International Day of Pink

On Wednesday, April 10th, The York School will recognize Day of Pink. Students can add pink accessories to their uniform (tshirt, socks, headband, tie, necklace, etc.) Please do your best to find pink accessories, but if necessary, red will be accepted. Students and teachers will participate in classroom activities promoting diversity, inclusion and caring friendships.


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