Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas break. We're already back in the swing of things and working really hard.
Homework:Unfortunately, due to unforeseen IT issues with Hapara, homework was not shared with students until this afternoon. Students have until Monday to complete the homework.
**Permission forms for the field trip to snowshoe in Gatineau Park were sent home and are due back on Friday, January 12th.
Math: This week we will be exploring addition & subtraction word problems that require multiple steps in order to find the solution. This includes working with 3-digit numbers for both adding and subtracting. Students are encouraged to continue using a variety of strategies to solve the math problems, but also practice using the standard algorithm to double check their work.
Language:We are continuing to write persuasive texts. This week we started with a shared reading of " I Wanna Iguana". Next, students inde…
As a warm up, the students played a short game of octopus in the shallow end. Students then completed a couple short swimming assessments. By doing this, the lifeguards were able to level their swimming abilities for proper instruction in the upcoming weeks. The instructors were wonderful and very organized! They ensured the entire time that each child felt safe while swimming and were all having fun.
Today's lesson included:
- small groups of four swimming the length of the deep end (there and back, with a noodle if needed/preferred by the student)
- rolling off of a floating foam platform into the water. (This helps teach students to not panic when they are disoriented under water if they fall in)
- in pairs with a lifeguard, students practiced treading water in the deep end for 60 seconds, keeping their whole head above water the entire time
All the kids had a blast this morning and they all swam really hard! Needless to say it was a …
The grade 3's have been working really hard this past month. So, as a special treat we are having a little class Christmas party on Wednesday, December 20th during third block. We will be watching "The Polar Express" and enjoying some snacks that I will provide. Students are welcome to wear their favourite pajamas and bring in slippers and/or a stuffed animal for the day. There will also be a Christmas colouring station and a Christmas card making station as an option for the students to do while watching the movie. This is my Christmas gift to the class so please to do not feel obligated to send in anything to contribute.