June has passed us by! I hope you are enjoying the first week of summer holidays and managing to keep cool in this heatwave. 🙂
I would like to send out a big thank you to all of you parents for your support in our Grade 3 year together. I absolutely loved working with your children and I always find it a privilege to learn as much from them as they ever could from me. I wish each and every one of them the best of what this world has to offer!
To you and your family, have a safe and happy summer holiday. ❤
A final slideshow:
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It is only January 7th and yet we are on day 4 of the new year together! It was great to see so many smiling faces back in class last week. This week we are wrapping up our Jan Brett author study. We read many of her books in December and I’m so happy to see that the kids are still interested in her books after the break. In this theme we have been focusing on story elements (setting, characters, problem, solution) and on comparing and contrasting stories. The students love to find out that Jan Brett gains inspiration for many of her stories from books she read as a child. It helps us as young writers to know that we can take a published book and change some elements to create an entirely new story that is all our own! Here is a link to a Wallwisher we worked on before Christmas telling about our favourite Jan Brett books:
Jan Brett Wallwisher
We are now up to four of our five “dailies” in our Daily 5 literacy program. Students are able to choose from Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, or Work on Writing during each of our rounds. We have two or three rounds each morning, as well as some literacy mini-lessons on reading strategies and writing skills. We also enjoy a teacher read-aloud each day with a book from our featured theme. (This month, it’s Mrs. Brokenshire’s favourite – a Jan Brett author study!!) Here is a look at our Daily 5 in action:
We introduced our third activity in our Daily 5 language arts program. This one is called Read to Someone, and it is very popular with the class. Here’s a look at our first time trying out this shared reading activity.
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This week in math we explored equal parts of a whole in our study of fractions. We reviewed graphing and creating line plots to show a collection of data, and we also practiced refining our strategies for adding 2-digit numbers. In science we learned about how the ear works, safe listening practices, and how we measure volume. We read a few more poems in our poetry mini-unit, and tried our hand at writing an original poem based on a model. As readers, we learned about the comprehension strategy of visualizing, or creating mental images while we read. We wrapped up the week with our final inline skate session with Mrs. McQuesten and our guest instructor.
Welcome to our grade 3 classroom blog. This is the place to be when you want to find out all that is going on in our room. We have busy days filled with reading, writing, sharing ideas, working together, and having fun. And in the middle of it all…the grade 3 monkeys!
Click on this link for a short video of some September Fun.
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