Here is the grade 3/4 gang!
We had an excellent start to the new school year with many wonderful learning experiences. We had a few extremely hot days in September so we decided to take our learning outdoors into the fresh air and cool green grass. The grade 2 class joined us for some outdoor literacy activities and fun!
Mathematics– Patterning and problem solving. We will begin Number Sense Addition and Subtraction and Whole Numbers next week.
Literacy– recount writing, spelling, grammar, reader response. Next week we will focus on Descriptive Writing.
Science– soil, habitats, hydroponic tower gardens
Arts-music singing, playing instruments, music appreciation
Phys.Ed– various cooperative games, skill development
Health- Personal Hygiene and Healthy Habits
Religion– Samaritans on a Digital Road, Focus on the Gospel Values and WITS program
Students enjoy sharing their math thinking during our weekly math talk. Very interesting to see so many different math solutions to one equation. Ask your child to explain how we do a math talk in the classroom.
Hydroponic Tower Gardens
Once again this year our class is fortunate to be involved with the Tower Garden Hydroponics sponsored by ONFE The Ontario Network for Education. Last week the lead scientist Simon McMillan visited our class and he helped the students plants basil seeds and several varieties of lettuce. With a little water, warmth, and light, our seedlings should be ready for transplanting into the towers next week. Next time you are in the front lobby of the school, check our the tower gardens.
Students are thankful for many, many things. Check out our colourful Thanksgiving bulletin board that students created. An amazing collection of things to be grateful for!
Music in the Air
Thank you to Ms. Cherie our educational assistant for teaching the students the various parts of the guitar and performing for the class. We will be learning to sing a few songs in the next several weeks so stay tuned for a performance video soon.
The Gospel Value focus for the next three weeks is on Community. Teachers are looking to award students that demonstrate this virtue in their daily lives at school. Award winners will be recognized at the school assembly in mid November. Students were very creative in designing their own personal piece of artwork to help create our bulletin board. Looks like community to me!!
On Monday morning our class participated in a live streaming event with Field Trip Zoom. This stream was hosted by Eileen Peters and it was entitled ‘The World of Computers and Computer Coding”. The kids learned about the evolution of computers and how to use a coding program called Scratch. We also learned an interesting fact about the first computer “bug”. Ask you child to tell you about it.
Reading Buddies with Kindergarten
Today our class paired up with Mrs. D’Angelo’s Kindergarten class to interview each other and get to know one another better. Every Wednesday the buddies will get together to read, write, and do math while enjoying each other’s company. Kids and teachers are really looking forward to it. Fun times ahead!
Multi Step Math Problem Solving
Students worked cooperatively today with their classmates solving a multi-step math problem. Students were engaged and really enjoyed sharing their math thinking with classmates.