Monday, December 28, 2015

Student Created Video's

Our Task: To create a creative video either based on a story we know and love or a made up story showing a clear problem and solution.

Here's links to the video's - ENJOY! (Just Click on the Below Titles)

The 3 Dino's

The Three Little Chickens

The Three Little Fish

The Three Little Rabbits

The Three Little Wolves

The Five Squirrels

The Big Bad Witch

The Dog and The Cat

The Little Black Dog

The Story of Frosty

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Final Week..

I wish you all a fantastic break and a very Merry Christmas! :) 

Here's what we are doing: 

Monday: N/A
Tuesday: Staff Vs. Gr. 12 V-Ball
Wednesday: Bring in RAC; Pizza Lunch ($1.25); Science Quiz
Thursday: Spelling Test - List 15; Geometry Test; Library
Friday: Christmas Program @ 9:00am; Wacky Stuffy Jungle Party

We are very excited for our upcoming break. Your children have worked very hard during these first few months. This week we are excited for our Wacky Stuffy Jungle Party. Students may dress/be wacky after the Christmas program and may bring a stuffy with them. They are also asked to bring a jungle food to share with the class. We look forward to our first party as a class. :) 

Students are not expected to read over the break for RAC. If they do, only 60 minutes will count. I will also be sending home a letter with details for our city sale, happening late February or early March. 


List #15

winter
December
Christmas
Lord
Jesus
Saviour
Messiah
Emmanuel
Bible
Bethlehem
angels
star
manger
shepherds
flock
presents
gold
Herod
Egypt
wreath
holly
candles
snow
fireplace
stockings

Vocabulary:

decree: order

tidings: news

multitude: a crowd

Monday, December 7, 2015

This Week in Grade 3...

Hello everyone, 

Here is what is happening this week. 

Monday: Read pages 74-78
Tuesday: Singing at St. Peters Residence
Wednesday: Bring in RAC; Hotdog Lunch $1.25
Thursday: Spelling Test - List #11; Language Test - Verbs & Subjects
Friday: Memory Work - Luke 2:5-6; Library - BRING BOOKS BACK



List #11

ouch
ounce
outfit
house
ourselves
mousetrap
mountain
owl
frown
towels
flowing
mowing
owe
owner
certain
certificate
sermon
chapter
germs
server
aunt
uncle
cousin
family
relatives

Vocabulary:

sturdy: strong; firm

vanish: to disappear


hinder: to hold back

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

This Week in Grade 3...

Hello Everyone. 

Here we are in December. Our classroom is beginning to look a little more like Christmas and even our bunnies have some festive clothing. :) 

This week report cards will be coming home. If you have any concerns or if something doesn't make sense feel free to email or call me at the school. 


Here's our schedule: 
Monday: 
Tuesday: 
Wednesday: Bring in RAC
Thursday: Spelling Test - List #10
Friday: Library; memory work - Luke 2:3-4; Report cards home


List #10

thread
throat
threaten
throne
thrill
artist
postcard
garbage
carpet
cardboard
aren’t
branch
nachos
chocolate
sandwich
sports
torn
Norway
bore
explore
vertebrate
mammal
amphibian
reptile
coldblooded

Vocabulary:

remain: to stay

entrance: the place where one enters

destroy: to ruin



Introducing our Strong and Stable Structures...

We made some structures out of different materials to see which materials would be stronger. We also had to use triangle framework to make our structures. Here are all the structures before they got squished under a pile of books! Lots of fun. 





Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This Week in Grade 3...

Hello, 

We are just under 4 weeks from the holidays. Time is flying. We are vey thankful that Mr. Beric came in last week to tell us about Engineering and Strong and Stable Structures. We will continue this unit until Christmas time. For now until Christmas, we are going to be talking about Point of View in language. 


This weeks schedule: 
Monday: Reading pages 42-44
Tuesday: N/A
Wednesday: Bring in RAC; Language Test on Nouns; Mission Bake Sale 
Thursday: Mr. Merkus away; Spelling Test - List #9
Friday: Library; Memory Work - Luke 2:1-2; Math Test - Subtraction

List #9

slight
sleeve
sloppy
silver
slumber
slippery
slender
strain
straight
strike
stray
strange
strawberry
instrument
Swiss
sweet
swallow
switch
sweater
swamp
your
you’re
very
everybody
won’t

Vocabulary:

inquire: to ask about

prompt: on time

transform: to change


Monday, November 16, 2015

This Week in Grade 3...

Hello Parents, 

Here's what is happening this week. 


Monday: Read pages 28-31 - look for nouns
Tuesday: Bible Test
Wednesday: Pizza Lunch; Bring in RAC
Thursday: Spelling Test - List #8
Friday: Memory Work - Psalm 34:13; Library; Guest Speaker 


List #8

cracker
cricket
microwave
creature
crocodile
scramble
scribble
scrub
Scripture
scrape
squint
squash
square
squad
squirrel
snowball
snake
snuggle
sneeze
snail
excellent
receive
believe
of
off

Vocabulary:

comprehend: to understand

enormous: very, very big


misplace: to put in the wrong place

Material strength:

We are testing different materials to see how strong they are. We found out that some can hold a lot more weight than others!




Wednesday, November 11, 2015

This Week

Hello, 
I am so sorry that this was posted this late. 


Here's what has happened/will happen this week: 

Tuesday: Reading story on page 20
Wednesday: Remembrance Day; Hotdog Lunch; Bring in RAC
Thursday: Spelling Test - List #7
Friday: Memory Work - John 14:6; Library


List #7

splitting
splendid
splint
splatter
splinter
spray
spread
sprout
spring
sprinkle
twirl
twilight
twinkle
twice
twelfth
Spanish
special
spatter
sparkle
speak
November
Columbus
eight
weigh
neighbour

Vocabulary:

dictate: to say for another to copy

quarrel: to argue


bouquet: a bunch of flowers

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Looking for guest speakers...

Hello,
I'm looking for a structural engineer and/or a construction worker to come into our classroom to answer our questions on structures! If you know of anyone, please send me an email! :)

THANKS!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Grade 3 playing their flutophones!

video
Unfortunately I am not allowed to put videos of the students on here, but here is a blacked out video for you to listen to your students playing their flutophones! ENJOY! :) 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Short Week

Hello,

Here is what we are doing this week.

Monday: Bring in artifact; Read pages 8-11
Tuesday:
Wednesday: Library; Memory Work - John 14:14; Bring in RAC
Thursday: PA DAY
Friday: PA DAY

NO SPELLING TEST THIS WEEK.

There has been a lot of interest in taking care of the rabbits. I will be setting up a google doc of sorts for people to sign up in the future.

Thanks and have an amazing weekend with your family.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Finishing up October...

Hello, here we are in the last week of October. The time is going by VERY quickly. Here's what is happening this week: 

Monday: 
Tuesday: 
Wednesday: Bring in R.A.C.; Mission Bake Sale
Thursday: Spelling Test - List #6
Friday: Early Communities - keynote presentations; Memory Work - Exodus 20:12; Library

This week we are focusing on The Reformation. We are specifically studying John Calvin. Throughout the week we will be reading a book about him and participating in activities on his life. I hope that the students can learn a lot about why the reformation needed to happen so they can be thankful for the men and women that risked their lives so that the church could again be filled with the Word and true worship to our heavenly Father. 

We will also be doing a lot of work on our Early Communities projects. We are currently in the research stage and are writing down ideas. Starting Wednesday we will be learning how to make an effective keynote to help enhance our presentation. 

List #6

great
graduate
grace
grandson
grateful
program
scanner
scold
scatter
scare
scarf
skirt
disk
sketch
smooth
smile
smart
smuggle
smog
smell
dividend
divisor
quotient
even
odd

Vocabulary:

brisk: quick in manner or movement

minimum:  the smallest amount

appear: to be seen

Reformation Week:

This week we are studying the Reformation. We will be taking a more detailed look at the reformer, John Calvin. The students wrote down things that they know (K) and want to know (W) today during our language block. Throughout the week we will read a book on John Calvin, watch a video and do other Reformation activities. On Friday, we will fill in the remainder of the chart with what we have learned about the Reformation (L). I encourage you to ask you child about John Calvin to help reinforce the information they are learning. :) 

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

This Week in Grade 3...

Hello everyone, 

Here is what this week looks like: 

Monday: 
Tuesday: 
Wednesday: Bring in R.A.C.; Language Test; Math Test; Pizza Day $1.25/Slice
Thursday: Spelling Test - List #5; Early Communities Day
Friday: Memory Work - Matthew 28:19; Library; Picture Retake Day; Lee Academy Run


Early Communities Day: 

We are having an Early Communities Day on Thursday of this week. (Changed due to other happenings on Friday). This is a day where your child can dress up as an early settler or First Nations person for the WHOLE day. Your children are also encouraged to pack an early settler or First Nations lunch. During this day we will participate in different activities that early settlers and First Nations people would do. Please note that the word pioneer is no longer used, they are now called early settlers. Similarly, we no longer use the term “Indian.” Instead, we use First Nations. I encourage you to use this language at home when preparing for this day. :) 

List #5

brown
brass
break
British
Britain
bright
umbrella
drown
dripped
drowsy
draining
dream
drilled
raindrop
privilege
present
surprise
pride
practice
pretzels
problem
multiplication
factor
product
answer

Vocabulary:

decision: the act of making up one’s mind

frail: weak

miscellaneous: not all of one kind

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Grade 3 This Week:

Hello, here's what is up for this week. 

Monday: Thanksgiving
Wednesday: Hotdog Lunch
Thursday: 
Friday: Spelling List #12; Memory Work - Isaiah 43:5; Library

Hello, we are going to have an Early Communities Day on Friday, October 23. Students are encouraged to dress up in their costumes again as we will imagine what our lives would be like if we were to live during the 1800's in Upper Canada.

Spelling List #12:
1.   Thanksgiving Day
2.   early settler
3.   Brunswick
4.   England
5.   Holland
6.   Plymouth
7.   worship
8.   freedom
9.   praise
10.   prayer
11.   blessings
12.   holiday
13.   celebration

14.   festival
15.   parade
16.   October
17.   Monday
18.   feasting
19.   First Nations
20.   turkey
21.   stuffing
22.   pumpkin
23.   cranberries
24.   crops
25.   harvest



Vocabulary:
26.        courage: bravery
27.        plentiful: more than enough
28.        gratitude: thanksgiving