Earth Day

Dear Parents & Guardians,

“Earth Day” is coming up! Throughout the week of April 15th – 18th, W.E.S. students and staff will show how much they care about their planet by participating in a few activities. These are the activities your child will be participating in with their class:

April 15: “Mindful Monday” Students will reflect on ways they can help the earth.

April 16: “Turn if Off Tuesday” Power down throughout the school. To conserve energy, classrooms will turn off some lights and other power-consuming devices.

April 17: “Waste-free Wednesday” Students are encouraged to bring a garbage free lunch to school. To be “waste-free”, students can bring reusable food and drink containers, not disposable ones.

April 18: “Thankful Thursday” Classes will participate in a school-wide garbage pick-up. As a gesture of appreciation for our earth, students will pick up garbage in their assigned area around the school.

 

The planet thanks you for your support in taking care of our world!

Shape and Space Math Unit:

Our class started a mathematics unit on shape and space. Geometric shapes are all around us, and mathematics can help your child recognize them. Understanding geometric form will help them appreciate the geometry found in art, design, architecture, and nature.

In this short unit, your child will:

  • Identify and name various shapes with 3 or more sides
  • Build, represent, and describe geometric objects
  • Draw and talk about 2-D shapes and 3-D objects

Plant Models

The kids did a great job of creating and labeling models of a flowing plant. They will help us learn the important jobs of the major plant parts. They are also a very nice decoration for our classroom. Good job 3C!

Multiplication and Division:

Our class started a mathematics unit on multiplication and division. Multiplication and division are basic computational skills that children must eventually master in order to succeed in higher levels of mathematics. The focus of this unit is on developing an understanding of the processes of multiplication and division in order to develop strategies for multiplying and dividing whole numbers up to 5×5. Children will use counters, number lines, and arrays to develop their understanding.

In this unit, your child will:

  • Model multiplication and division up to 5 x 5
  • Find strategies to multiply and divide up to 5 x 5
  • Pose and solve story problems involving multiplication and division.

Encourage your child to share different strategies used to multiply and divide.

We use multiplication and division in many day-to-day situations.
Here are some suggestions for activities you can do at home:

  • Look for things that come in groups of 2, 3, 4, and 5. Create problems. For example: Bikes have 2 tires. How many tires are on 4 bikes?
  • Use a deck of playing cards, using only the 1s (Aces) to 5s. Shuffle the cards. Flip the first card. This represents the number of groups. Flip the second card. This represents the number of objects in each group. Have your child draw a picture to match the cards, and write a multiplication and division sentence to match the picture. Continue until all cards are used up.

Garden EXperience Field Trip:

We went on a field trip yesterday!  We learned about good bugs and bad bugs, plants, composting and more!  I hope you all enjoy the lovely tomato plant each student got to bring home.  We had a great day! A big thank you to Agriculture in the Classroom for providing such a great opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editing Writing:

Learning to edit written work is often a challenge. To help the students of 3C get better at editing their writing we have:

  • Edited pieces of writing one-on-one with the teacher. (These are the samples that were sent home for you to see.)
  • Edited several writing samples as a class. (We use our document camera so that we can all see it on the screen.)
  • Edit a piece of writing with a partners help. (They took this very seriously and did a good job of helping each other the best they could.)
  • Next, we will keep practicing these skills in a variety of ways.

School Interviews

School interviews will be held on Thursday,  March 14, and Tuesday, March 19. Book your Parent/Student/Teacher Conference HERE and follow the instructions below.Enter the code  ubry41.  Enter Your Details2.  Select the teacher you wish to see

3.  Select the appointment time that suit your family best.

Bookings close at the beginning of the day on March 13. For more information please read the letter below.

Important Dates:

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