Thursday, 24 September 2015

Making 20

Today in math we focused on different ways (combinations) to make 20.  Mme gave us beans that were colored on one side.  We had to shake and spill them to see the combinations.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Our Kinder BUDDIES


We had so much fun playing and getting to know them.  We look forward to spending time with them over the year. 

Kadoodles, Osmo and Words Their Way!

It is important for us to work on our creative thinking and problem solving skills.  Mme has OSMO'S and we have to create tangram puzzles with them.  She also has KADOODLES and theses can be very hard.  We work together in groups to help solve the problems.  

 This week we started our Words Their Way.  We all started together with the same sort so that we could learn how we are supposed to do it.  


On Friday September 18th we loaded up on the bus and went to the Forks just outside of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights to attend the Peace Days ceremony and walk.  The students listened to several speeches from community members and then began to walk while singing with Jacques Chenier.   We walked around the museum and then once everyone had returned we formed a semi circle to share our messages of peace.  Each student who participated in the event wrote a message of peace to share with a student from another school.  After, we ate our lunch while we listened and danced to Jacques Chenier.  Then we went to the park and played until the bus picked us up to return to the school.  

 All of the 3rd grade students creating memories and connections at the Forks park. 

Sunday, 13 September 2015

First Day of School

Today was a great day focused on building community and getting to know each other.  We had a lot of fun and laughed a lot.  We started off the day by sitting in a circle and telling each other a little bit of what we did over the summer break.  After that we had a ball of yarn and when it was passed to us we shared something about ourselves that we wanted the class to know about.  When we finished we each had a piece of string that showed how we were all connected.  Then we worked together in groups to put together a puzzle. 
During the afternoon we had our very first school assembly, M Gomes talked about expectations that he has for us during assemblies and we learned a new way to clap to show our support and appreciation of others.  We were also introduced to all of the new staff in the building and of course our new vice principal Mme Romeo.  After, we went back to our room and some of us shared our "All About me" bags.  

We ended the day with Phys Ed.  It was a great day, we were  all very tired and excited that it was the weekend so that we could recharge for the upcoming week ahead. 

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Welcome to Grade 3

I am excited to start the new year and to learn all about the new students in my class.  Make sure you subscribe to our blog to follow along with our learning throughout the 2015-2016 school year.