Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday November 16, 2017

Good afternoon parents,
We had the opportunity to spend some time with our Reading Buddies this morning.  We read, played chicken math and did some festive colouring.
Students had after morning recess and completed some snowmen that I’ve displayed on our door.
This afternoon was a UOI bonanza! Students worked on identifying means of transportation “Then vs Now”.
Reminders:Tomorrow is the Book Fair


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Good afternoon parents,
Students have been working diligently in their math units.  There are 3 math groupings but all are working on sorting and patterning.  They are identifying attributes consistently and starting to complete Venn diagrams more independently.
During language, we are continuing our study on verbs and sentence structure. 
Students have also been working on their penmanship with printing and cursive writing lessons.
Reading groups are going well and the groups are working towards answering comprehension activities with more supporting details.
Students continue to participate excitedly during our lessons on rhyming and are steadily working in their rhyming words journals.
During our UOI, students have been investigating the many reasons why families choose to migrate (countries, provinces, cities, towns, streets).
Next, we will be researching the effects migration has on the immigration and emigration countries/communities.

Reminders:
Christmas Market this Saturday!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday November 9, 2017

Good afternoon parents,
In Math, the three groups have started a new unit - Patterning and Sorting.
Whole group carpet lessons include; learning attributes, categorizing items, identifying pattern core and finding and extending patterns.
During Reading Groups, the Gummy Bears continue with the first section of “Owls in the Family” with reading, vocabulary and comprehension.
The Kit Kats continue with “The Creepy Caterpillar” reading, vocabulary and comprehension.
Students have also continued working on Verb activities, phonics and journal writing.

Reminder that tomorrow is the due date for Christmas shoeboxes.  Thank you to everyone who participated!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Wednesday November 1, 2017

Happy Birthday to Hannah!

This morning we had our first of the month assembly.  Teachers presented prefect attendance and recipients for October’s IB attitude and attribute.
I then presented November’s IB attitude and attribute of Thinker and Confidence.
When we returned to class, it was time for snack and sharing and then recess.
After a read aloud, it was time for a carpet lesson.  Students have been doing very well with identifying verbs and so I introduced a grade 3 lesson (action verbs vs linking verbs) and the students caught on very quickly!  They completed work in their “Fun with Verbs!” packages and then it was time for gym.
Following lunch and recess, it was time for UOI presentations!
Students were very confident presenting their summatives to their classmates.  Well done!
During last period, students had drama class with Mr. Hunt.