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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Garden EXperience Letter-20yr3j3
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