The following information letter went home with students yesterday. Just in case a letter doesn’t make it home, there is a copy attached to the link below.
Learning to edit written work is often a challenge. To help the students of 3C get better at editing their writing we have:
Wednesday February 27th– Pink Shirt Day
Thursday February 28th– Grade 3 Students go skating in the afternoon
Monday March 4th– March Scholastic book orders are due
Friday March 8th– Term 2 Learning Summaries
Monday March 11th– PD / Prep Time (No school for students.)
Thursday March 14th– Grade 1-5 conferences
Tuesday March 19th– Grade 1-5 conferences
Friday March 22– No school For students
Tuesday March 26th– Grade 3 Field trip to Garden EXperience
We will celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving everyone in the class a card. We will be making a mailbag or box of some kind at school and the students will deliver their Valentine’s Day cards on Thursday, February 14th. If students would prefer to make cards rather than buy them, I will provide materials they can use. The best way to remember everyone in the class is to look at the list of student blogs.
Today we decided to gather together as a class and share the many different ways we could think about the same addition problem. I am very pleased with how well the students were able to explain their thinking. I was also very happy that they are learning to refine their strategies and adjust them depending on the numbers presented in the problem. Sometimes kids get stuck following one procedure mindlessly even if it is not the most efficient way to solve a problem. It has taken a lot of time to refine our mental math skills, but the kids are proving it is time well spent!
These snow people are loving this cold weather. I think they are the only ones!
We are working on a country research project in social studies. Students are learning about two different countries and comparing them. As they research, they are keeping in mind two big questions that are intended to guide our learning.
1. Why do people live in communities?
2. How does where people live impact how they live?
It is a good project because students learn to research independently and practice many great reading and writing skills.
Thursday, February 7 – Fortunately The Milk Wind up 6:30-7:30
Wednesday, February 13 – Hot Lunch
Thursday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day: wear red, pink, or white
Monday, February 18 – Family Day (no classes)
Tuesday, February 19 to 22 – February Break (No Classes)
Monday, February 25 – Classes resume
Wednesday, February 27 – Pink Shirt Day
Thursday, February 28 – Grade 3 skating in afternoon