Monday September 26th

The grade three’s started their day with assembly. After assembly the class had their spelling pre-test, made corrections, put words in their planners and worked on their spelling sentences.

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After recess students were given additional time to work on their spelling sentences as their assembly this morning was quite long. We finished off the morning with math. Students worked on solving increasing and decreasing patterns and stating the pattern rule.

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This afternoon the class continued to work on their math worksheet. We then worked on socials where we talked about Aboriginal tools and ways in which they were used. Students had to predict what each tool was used for based on its appearance. After they prediceted the use of each tool, we talked about their purposes and who used them. The students then corrected their math sheets from earlier in the day. The last 30 minutes of the day was used as a time period to finish assignments like title pages, spelling tests and math sheets.

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Homework:

  1. home reading
  2. spelling sentences due Thursday
  3. WEAR PE
  4. scholastic due tomorrow (please send cheque or pay online if you’d like to order..instructions are in the September newsletter)

Friday September 23

The grade three’s began their morning the Fantastic Five following our school mass. Students participated in group reading, buddy reading, independent reading, writing a letter home about their week (these will be further edited next week) and a comprehension activity.

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After recess the students had additional time to complete assignments. We then read “Bean Thirteen” and students had to help the character solve the math problem in the book as we read. We talked about how many problems have multiple answers.

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After lunch, the students had their weekly spelling test. They finished off their day by working on their paper Facebook pages, Language art titles pages and letters from this morning.

Homework:

  1. home reading
  2. bring runner
  3. journal from yesterday
  4. It’s Just not Fair worksheet
  5. notice in home reading

Thursday September 22

The grade three’s began their day with the Fantastic Five. We started by reading a picture book, King Pig. We talked about the characters, the problem, the solution and the setting of the story. The  students then rotated through different activities participating in: group reading, independent reading, buddy reading, a journal entry (on what they would do/change if they were principal) and a story map based on Stephanie’s ponytail.

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After recess the students had a short work period to finish their journals and story maps. The class then went to music.

This afternoon we read another read aloud story about an imaginary friend. Reading aloud to students helps establish of love of reading, improves listening skills and gives the class an opportunity to learn new ideas and vocabulary together.

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During social studies we reviewed basic needs and wants. We then talked about some of the different Aboriginal groups found in BC. Students wrote down some of the locations on a BC map of where different groups live. In science we continued talking about ecosystems. We talked about how there are three different types: Micro, Messo and biomes. We also talked about the differences in their size.

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The class finished their day with PE.

Homework:

  1. home reading
  2. bring runners
  3. Stephanie’s ponytail story map
  4. journal and picture due Monday
  5. Mass 8:10 am

Wednesday September 21st

This morning students did their school wide write and went to the library. During library time we reviewed appropriate behaviour with regards to personal electronic devices. The class then worked on a short writing activity with Mrs. Gaspar.wpid-wp-1474474168907.jpg wpid-wp-1474477517912.jpg

After recess the student had a work period to finish their comprehension activities for Stephanie’s ponytail and work on their Facebook art page.

This afternoon the class had PE. We finished off the day with math. We talked more about pattern rules and students had to use their hundreds chart or number line to solve and complete the increasing and decreasing patterns on their worksheet. This worksheet is homework.

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Homework:

  1. home reading
  2. spelling sentences due tomorrow
  3. Bring PE
  4. math worksheet
  5. Stephanie’s ponytail page 5 and 6

 

 

Tuesday September 20th

The grade three’s began their day with PE! After PE students had math. The students correct a math patterning sheet from last week and began talking about pattern rules. They then had to skip count by 3′s on their hundreds chart and colour every 3rd number. Such a chart can help students to identify patterns that increase by 3 later on when trying to figure out pattern rules.

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After recess the students had music. We then did a socials lesson talking about basic needs and wants. We discussed the differences between needs and wants and the class had to answer 4 follow up questions to demonstrate their understanding.

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This afternoon we did the Fantastic Five. The class rotated through independent reading, buddy reading, group reading, their socials questions from before lunch and working on more comprehension activities from Stephanie’s Ponytail.

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Homework:

  1. home reading
  2. spelling sentences due Thursday
  3. bring PE
  4. scholastic in Home reading folder
  5. math hundreds chart couting my 3′s

Monday September 19th

The grade three’s started their day with assembly. After assembly the class had their spelling pre-test, made corrections, put words in their planners and worked on their spelling sentences.

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After recess students were given additional time to work on their spelling sentences. We then began a unit on French. Students will be learning vocabulary for school supplies. We played some guessing games and worked on our pronunciation. After students had to illustrate their new vocabulary words.

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This afternoon the class listened to a read aloud story. We then worked on socials where we continued talking about Aboriginal culture and the way in which Aboriginals preserve their culture. We created venn diagrams to compare and contrast some of the differences and similarities between different cultures. The students then did science and read and discussed about what an ecosystem is. The last 30 minutes of the day was used as a time period to finish assignments.

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Homework:

  1. home reading
  2. spelling sentences due Thursday
  3. WEAR PE
  4. socials Venn diagram

 

Friday September 16th

The grade three’s started off their morning with a school mass. After mass students participated in the Fantastic Five. The class rotated through independent reading, group reading, buddy reading, their September Goal good copies and more comprehension activities based on Stephanie’s Ponytail.

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After recess the student had a work period to complete their comprehension activities, goals sheet and title pages. We finished off the morning with our first spelling test.

This afternoon the student began their science unit. Student made some predictions about the meaning of new words and briefly reviewed what they are going to be learning out. Students picked out words they were unfamiliar with from the worksheet and helped to record the words for our word wall. We then did some math patterning on a 100′s chart. Students had to recognize the pattern of counting by 5′s and 2′s. The student then went outside for DPA. We finished off with a little bit of art.

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Homework:

  1. home reading
  2. bring runners
  3. Math title page
  4. September goals sheet

Thursday September 15

The grade three’s started their day with the Fantastic Five. Students did group reading, independent reading, buddy reading, worked on their September goals worksheet or title pages and a journal entry.

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After recess, the students continued working on their journals. The class then finished the morning with music.

This afternoon the grade three’s listened to a story. After, we did some social studies and continued talking about culture, more specifically Aboriginal culture. The class finished off the day with PE.

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Homework:

  1. home reading
  2. mass 8:10 am
  3. bring runners
  4. Finish socials title page due Monday
  5. Finish Care for our Common Home due tomorrow
  6. Journal and picture is due Monday