June 8

Hello Agents,

We’re almost at the end of school. I hope everyone is able to enjoy their last few moments in Grade 3!

  • Spelling: We will not have a spelling list this week.
  • Language Arts: We are learning to turn our plans into a story, developing the character, setting, plot, and use transitions.
  • Math: We are learning how to count money and make graphs.
  • Social Studies: We are learning about the Massai people.
  • Science: We are learning about the ecosystems in different biomes.
  • Art: We will finish our cherry blossom paintings and put our art together in our portfolios.
  • Bible: We will practice using our Bibles to learn about God with a Bible scavenger hunt.

Important Reminders

  • June 16 – Primary Fun Day
  • June 18 – Last Day of School (half day – release at 12:00)
June 1

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

I am so thankful that most of us are finally back in the classroom and have some time to finish out the year to get ready for grade 4 and have some fun. Please remember to practice your multiplication facts a little bit every day at home.

  • Spelling: We will work on Spelling list N6 this week and have the test on June 7.
  • Language Arts: We are learning how to plan out and write a story.
  • Math: We are learning how to tell time and count money.
  • Social Studies: We are learning about the Massai people.
  • Science: We will learn about the ecosystems in different biomes.
  • Art: We will learn how to draw perspective and distance with a lesson on cherry blossoms.
  • Bible: We will practice using our Bibles to learn about God with a Bible scavenger hunt.

Homework: I have updated the homework page with the skills students need to practice every day.

Important Reminders

  • June 16 – Primary Fun Day
  • June 18 – Last Day of School
May 21

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

While you are at home this week, we have a homework packet so that we can keep up  with our academics. Please click on the following link for a suggested schedule of home learning.

Daily Learning Schedule

If you would like to start today, try out Friday’s art lesson. Please email me if you would like help getting into any of your accounts such as prodigy, epic, or xtramath.

Have fun learning!

 

May 18

Moving forward

Hello Agents,

Here is a message from our director:

As we work through these recent challenges, there are several ways that you, as parents, can help us out! First of all, we would like to continue to strongly encourage you to drop-off as close to the 8:45 time as possible. For after school, students need to be picked up before 3:15 at the very latest so we can minimize the congregating of parents and students on the school property.

If you are feeling uncomfortable with having your child at school or your child is feeling ill, and you are keeping your child home please let the office and myself know so that we can plan accordingly. In this blog post, you will find activities that you can do with your child at home that are based on the activities happening at school.

Since our class is at home for the next several days. I will list activities for home that can help keep on skills that we will be using in school upon our return. I will also up date the online learning resources in case you want to find extra learning opportunities from home.

  • Math
    • Create a schedule
      • Write down times for when you want to practice academics, have snacks, meals, or fun time.
      • Pick a length of time that you want the activity to last, then write down when the end time will be.
      • Find an analog clock and see if you can use it to keep track of where the hour and minute hands will be when it is time for your next activity to start or end.
    • Angles
      • A right angle is made at the corner of a rectangle. See how many right angles you can find in the house. What can you use to make sure it is a right angle?
      • An acute angle is made at a corner where the lines are closer together than a right angle. How many acute angles can you find in the house? What kind of shapes have acute angles?
      • An obtuse angle is made at a corner where the lines are farther apart than a right angle. How many obtuse angles can you find in the house? What kind of shapes have obtuse angles?
    • Math Facts
      • Practice multiplication/division and addition/subtraction math facts with flash cards.
      • Use an online site like Prodigy or Xtramath. Login information should be in your planner. Email me if you need help.
  • Reading
    • Keep up your reading with any books. Login information for Epic! should be in your planner.
    • As you read, identify the following story elements.
      • Main Character
        • What are their character traits? (example: adventurous, cautious, or cheerful)
        • What do they want? (example: to bring grandma some muffins)
      • Setting
        • What can you imagine about where and when this story happens?
        • What does the text say that helps you imagine that?
      • Problem
        • What stops the main character from getting what they want?
      • Solution
        • What does the main character learn to overcome the problem?
  • Writing
    • Write out the story elements listed above for a book that you are reading.
    • Plan out your own story by listing the story elements from your imagination or create a list of the story elements from a familiar story and change them a little bit.
  • Science
    • Watch the following youtube playlist on the earth.
      • Create a poster (use any blank paper) that could explain what you learned from any of the videos to the class.
May 13

Stuart’s message about the Covid exposure in our grade 3 class

Dear Parents,

As you know from Tuesday’s communication, there was a positive covid case in one of the Grade 3 classrooms.   Both classes received notifications to self-monitor, as they are part of the same cohort.  Today, the parents of two students informed the school that their children had also tested positive.  I haven’t received any written notifications from Fraser Health at this point, but I feel it’s important that this information go out to you.

Without direction from the health authority at this point, I’m feeling uneasy about tomorrow.  I’m extremely reluctant to do this, but out of an abundance of caution for our students, I’m suggesting you keep your grade 3 students at home on Friday.  As soon as I receive any information or directives, I will pass them on to you.  It would be very helpful if you could call into the office (604 792-4680) in the morning, if your decision is the keep your student home.  For those of you who decide to send your students, we will have staff to run the classes.  Thanks, in advance, for your support in this particular matter.

Blessings,

Stuart Morris

May 4

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

The spring sing is almost here. We ill do a recording on May 18th, so wear jeans and a colourful top. On May 10, we are going on a field trip to the Blue Heron Reserve, leaving the school at 9:00 am and returning at 2:30pm. Please wear casual clothes and be prepared for rainy weather and bring a lunch that can be eaten outside easily.

  • Spelling: We will work on Spelling list N5 this week and have the test on May 10.
  • Language Arts: We are learning about the elements of story writing by reading and comparing fairy tales.
  • Math: We are learning how to use fractions
  • Social Studies: We are learning about the First Nations of Canada.
  • Science: We will learn about erosion and landforms.
  • Art: We will continue our hot air balloon art, creating dimension with lines.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of being humble like Mary.

Homework: I have updated the homework page with the skills students need to practice every day.

Important Reminders

  • May 7 – Knights Day
  • May 10 – Field Trip to the Blue Heron Reserve
  • May 18 – Spring Sing recording
  • May 21 – Pro-D Day – No School
  • May 24 – Victoria Day – No School
April 27

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

The weather has been great. I hope we can all get outside a little more. On May 10, we are going on a field trip to the Blue Heron Reserve, leaving the school at 9:00 am and returning at 2:30pm. Please be prepared for rainy weather and bring a lunch that can be eaten outside easily.

  • Spelling: We will work on Spelling list N4 this week and have the test on May 3.
  • Language Arts: We are learning about the elements of story writing.
  • Math: We are learning how to understand and find fractions.
  • Social Studies: We are learning about the First Nations of Canada.
  • Science: We will learn about ecosystems.
  • Art: We will continue our hot air balloon art, creating dimension with lines.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of persevering like Job.

Homework: I have updated the homework page with the skills students need to practice every day.

Important Reminders

  • Apr. 30 – Pro-D Day
  • May. 4 – Star Wars/Superhero Day
  • May. 7 – Knights Day
  • May. 10 – Field Trip to the Blue Heron Reserve
April 20

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

Thank you for all your hard work memorizing math facts. This will pay off as students progress to more complex problem solving.

  • Spelling: We will work on Spelling list N3 this week and have the test on April 26.
  • Language Arts: We are learning about synonyms and antonyms to expand our vocabulary in writing.
  • Math: We will be working on memorizing division facts and start learning about fractions.
  • Social Studies: We are learning about the First Nations of Canada.
  • Science: We will learn about decomposers.
  • Art: We will paint hot air balloons, creating dimension with lines.
  • Bible: We will learn to be a leader like Deborah.

Homework: I have updated the homework page with the skills students need to practice every day.

Important Reminders

  • Apr. 23 – Interim Reports out
  • Apr. 23 – Knights Day
  • Apr. 30 – Pro-D Day