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Grade 3

Holly Lasko & Andrea Flett

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30October

November News - Grade 3

November News

Dear Parents,

It was a pleasure to meet with you during Parent/Teacher conferences.  We welcome and value your feedback as the year progresses.  We are well into the swing of things in all of our subjects.  Here are some of the things we will be focussing on this month:

Language Arts (Reading/Writing)-  We have just begun our Guided Reading groups.  In our small groups, we will be practicing our decoding, predicting and visualizing skills.

Writing: We would love to see the Grade 3s become confident and prolific writers! With that in mind, we are beginning a new writing routine where we go through these steps: PLAN, DRAFT and REVISE, each week. Students will be able to plan ideas, share and develop their ideas, then write and edit.  About once a month, we will go through a publishing process where a ‘final’ copy will be written. We will learn to keep in mind that when we write, we write for an audience and need to convey information, ideas and/or entertain the reader! 

Math- In the next two weeks, we will begin our unit on Place Value skills (NUMBER SENSE). We will be practicing counting numbers using a number line to compare and round numbers. We will learn how to group and count by 10’s and 100’s, and find ordinal numbers. Students have been using Base Ten materials to model 2 digit and 3 digit numbers and recording the number in a place value chart. They will be exploring ways to represent numbers and investigating and describing numbers to 1000.  Place Value is the foundation to number sense.  A solid understanding of place value is essential to develop a strong number sense and an understanding of all computational methods. These skills will come in handy in many mathematical situations as it directly enhances skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Therefore, we will keep at working on improving quick recall of these skills throughout the school year.

Data Management: Students are also learning how to collect and organize information in a tally chart, pictograph, and bar graph in our Data Management unit.

Social Studies- We will be working on our Haida group projects (note taking, paragraph writing, putting together a poster board display, making a model and presenting information to the class)

Bible:  Students have just completed a unit on Bible Heroes. This month we will be focussing on God`s peace as well as on who we are in the eyes of God.  Our memory verse this month is:

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Philippians 4:7

Students should practice this verse at home so that they will be ready to say it during chapel at the end of the month.  Stay tuned for the exact date.

Health and Career Education (HCE): We are continuing to study how to recognize our own feelings and emotions, as well of the feelings and emotions of others.  We are currently participating in the Zones of Regulation program.  Please read the attached information regarding the program.

Halloween Candy: Some of you may have received treats this Halloween, however, it is appreciated if you limit your child to one small treat at school per day.  More than that may lead to unnecessary hyperactivity, among other things. Thank you in advance!  Did we mention, thank you in advance?! 

We have started learning the songs for the school Christmas play this week.  Students will be presenting `Christmas in Black and White`` on December 14th.  Stay tuned for more information on ticket sales and costume needs.

Photo retakes:  If you would like your child to get his/her photo taken again, please ensure that he/she wear his/her formal uniform on Thursday November 2nd.   

Important Dates:

Thurs 2- Photo retakes

Fri 3- FALL FUN FAIR at LGCA

Fri 10 Non-instructional Day – NO SCHOOL FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS

Mon 13 Remembrance Day – SCHOOL CLOSED

Fri 24 Curriculum Implementation Day – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Mon 27- PURDY’S ORDERS DUE

LGCA Fall Fun Fair

Parent/Student Fall Fair Community Event – Friday, November 3rd - 7pm-9pm

Have you bought your child’s ticket yet for the Parent/Student Community Event – November 3rd? Instructions for Ordering Fall Fun Fair Tickets – Cost: $5.00 per student (No cost for adults)

NOTE: DEADLINE for ordering is Friday, November 3rd at noon. The cost of the tickets is to cover the activities for the evening not for raising funds. Tickets are purchased through the Munch a Lunch program.  Please refer to the LGCA Thursday weekly newsletters for info on how to login to this website.

Thank you for being a partner in your child’s education!  

 

Blessings,

Andrea Flett and Holly Lasko

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23September

Highland Dancing K-5

Register before Wed, Sept 28th!!

Highland Dancing K-5

Highland Dancing for K to 5 Girls – New Dancers Welcome, K to 3

Ms. Munro has produced several provincial champions and is an appointed Examiner for the British Association Teachers of Dance. Is a certified teacher and on the world wide panel for judges. She judged the North Island Highland Dancing Championship in New Zealand and in July and had the honour of judging the Canadian Championships in Winnipeg.

Ms. Munro will be offering highland dancing lessons every Monday starting on October 3rd until December 5th with the exception of October 12th, November 14th and 28th. K to 3 girls will be taught at lunch, and grades 4 and 5 will be in the gym after school until 4 p.m. Term 2 will resume in January. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity for your child to learn from one of the best!

See the newsletter for more information and registration slip to be filled out and returned before Wed, Sept 28th!!

 

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21September

September News

September News

Dear Parents,

 

  Well, we are off to a good start this year.  The students are settling into the new routines and activities and are enjoying using their planner and a binder!!  Here are a few class reminders:

 

Gym Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Students are to wear their gym uniform on these days.

 

Meet The Teacher Night: We look forward to meeting you all on Thursday September 22nd, 2016 .  Please see the school newsletter for more information.  If you are unable to attend this evening, please let us know and we will send home some class information with your child.

 

Autobiogrpahy planning sheet is due Wedneday September 21st (it was sent home last week).

Monthly Bible Verse:  Students should be practicing our school verse.  It should be memorized in the next few weeks.

 

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

1Thessalonians 5:11

 

- Spelling will begin next week.  Students will be given the words each Monday and will be tested each Friday.

 

- Stay tuned for our monthly newsletters that will be sent home and posted on the school website at the beginning of each month, starting in October.

 

 

We look forward to partnering with you to provide a successful year for your child!

 

 

Blessings,

 

Holly Lasko and Andrea Flett 

 

Published in Grade 3

05September

Welcome to Grade 3!

Welcome to Grade 3!

Parents and Grade 3's,

Welcome to our class!  We are looking forward to working with you this year.  Please bring all class supplies to school on Tuesday, but if something is forgotten or has not been purchased yet, we will have time to sort that out this week.  A Welcome to Grade 3 newsletter will go home on Tuesday which will let you know more about us and answer some questions you may have about Grade 3.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!  Meet us in the gym at 8:35am!

 

Blessings,

Mrs. Flett and Mrs. Lasko

Published in Grade 3

02November

November 2015 Class Newsletter

November 2015 Class Newsletter

Grade Three November Newsletter

Dear Parents,

It was a pleasure to meet with many of you during Parent/Teacher conferences.  We welcome and value your feedback as the year progresses.  We are well into the swing of things in all of our subjects.  Here is what we will be focusing on this month.

Monthly newsletters will be posted to the school website.  You can find them under the “Class Notes” tab- then look for “Grade 3”. 

Language Arts   We have just begun our Guided Reading groups.  In our small groups, we will be practicing our decoding, predicting and visualizing skills.   Last month, we learned about story elements (character, setting, plot) and will practice what we learned in our groups as well.  In writing we are working on paragraph writing (topic sentences and supporting sentences) as well as picture prompt creative writing.

Math  Place Value skills.  We will be practicing counting numbers using a number line to compare and round numbers.  We will learn how to group and count by 10’s and 100’s, and find ordinal numbers.  Students have been using Base Ten materials to model 2 digit and 3 digit numbers and recording the number in a place value chart.  They have been exploring ways to represent numbers and investigating and describing numbers to 1000.  Place Value is the foundation to number sense.  A solid understanding of place value is essential to develop a strong number sense and an understanding of all computational methods.  These skills will come in handy in many mathematical situations as it directly enhances skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Therefore, we will keep at working on improving quick recall of these skills throughout the school year.

Here are suggestions for activities you can do with your child.

         Continue to practice addition facts. 

         Remove the 10’s and face cards from a deck of playing cards.  Deal 3 cards to each player.  The player who can make the greatest 3 digit number with his/her cards receives 1 point.  Return the cards to the deck and deal again.  The first player to get to 10 points is the winner.  Repeat the activity and try to make the least possible number.

Students are also learning how to collect and organize information in a tally chart, pictograph, and bar graph in our Data Management unit.

Social Studies   This month, we will continue finish our unit on mapping skills.  Students will be using the information that they have learned to create their own community map.  We will also conduct our first class debate on land usage.

French    We just started French this month!  Madame Lasko made her first appearance on Friday.  Students had a fantastic first lesson on Friday and Madame Lasko is excited to join the class every Friday!

Bible    We are starting a partner project on heros of the Bible. 

Halloween Candy   Some of you may have received treats this weekend, however, it is appreciated if your child did not bring a bunch of candy to school. One small treat is fine, but more than that may lead to unnecessary hyperactivity, among other things.  Please keep in mind that treats need to be nut free as well.  Thank you in advance. 

Music  We will be starting our Christmas concert songs.

We will be having an Elementary school Remembrance Day assembly this Friday, November 6.  Some students will be sharing a writing piece, “Peace Is”.  Mrs. Lasko will be completing the activity and selecting a few students to read aloud during the assembly.  She will notify you if your child is participating.

Spelling lists

Although we are not having weekly spelling tests, it is still important to practice word spelling at home on a regular basis.  You could support your child’s classroom learning by having them spell these words.

Nov 2-6  Long /a/ spelled a-e

date, face, cane, game, cape, wave, lake, tale, lane, cage, race  

Nov 9-13: no spelling

Nov 16-20  Long /a/ spelled ai and ay

tail, rain, wait, aim, pail, May, way, say, relay, pathway, stray

Nov 23-27  Long /a/ words with added endings: s, ing,

For example: dates/dating,  waits/waiting,   pays/paying,   tastes/tasting

This week, we will be reviewing long vowel /a/ patterns and adding the endings above.  You could have your child spell any of these words below, with the added endings:

a-e words: pace, invade, space, bake, disgrace, decorate, scale, eliminate, shame, debate

ai words: paint, stain, train, trail, snail, exclaim, maintain

ay words: display, sway, away, pray, play, betray, say, sway

Thank you for being a partner in your child’s education! 

Blessings,

 

 A. Flett and H.Lasko

Published in Grade 3

08June

Info re: Last Day of Classes

Info re: Last Day of Classes

Last Day of Grade 3

Grade 3 Parents,

June 24 will quickly arrive!  So that you are aware of the day’s plans, here’s a snapshot of the activities that we will be doing on this all important, last day in primary! 

  • Please send food for the class party at the beginning of the day, to the classroom

8:40am until approx 9:45: class activities & games

9:45-10:15: outside play

10:15-10:45: class party (snack time!)

Please join us at 10:45am for our Grade 3 Graduation, in our classroom.  If the video turns out well, we will view the recorder performance that the Grade 3s gave in chapel the previous Friday. 

At 11:30am we will head to the small gym for the Primary Assembly.  You are most welcome to come with us, or meet there.

The Grade 3s will return to the classroom to receive their report cards, and then be dismissed at 12:00pm. 

We know that this time of the year is busy!  We continue to ask for your prayers as we finish this year strong.  Thank you for a fantastic year!

With thanks,

Mrs. Flett and Mrs. Lasko

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