October 24

Mission Briefing: Field Trip Monday!

Hello Agents,

The field trip to Maan Farms is Monday! It looks like it might be raining, so be prepared with boots, a rain jacket, and maybe even an umbrella.

Last week was a lot of fun experimenting with balloons and gases. I look forward to more experiments and fun stories!

 

  • Spelling: Follow the link to spelling city for list L4. Our test will be on November 1.
  • Writing: We will learn how to describe people with similes in our writing.
  • Reading: We are learning how to connect with what we read.
  • Math: We are continuing our study of place value.
  • Social Studies: We are creating travel brochures that highlight the important features of the different regions of Canada.
  • Science: We will learn more about the behaviour and properties of gas.
  • Art: We will learn how to create contrast in our art.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of honesty. Our memory verse is Revelations 21:4.

Important Reminders

  • October 25 Field Trip to Maan Farms –
  • October 26 Individual Photo Retakes
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Homework – I have been sending math assignments home with some agents if they could use the practice to finish there class assignment.

 

 

October 18

Mission Briefing

Welcome back Agents. We have a short week with a Pro-D (no school) on Friday. I look forward to reading and writing some fun stories with everyone.

  • Spelling: Follow the link to spelling city for list L3. Our test will be on October 25.
  • Writing: We are learning how to write about people we care about with details and feelings.
  • Reading: We are learning how to connect with what we read.
  • Math: We are continuing our study of place value..
  • Social Studies: We will be creating travel brochures that highlight the important features of the different regions of Canada.
  • Science: We will learn the behaviour and properties of gas.
  • Art: We will learn how to create contrast in our art.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of honesty. Our memory verse is Revelations 21:4.

Important Reminders

  • October 22 Pro-D – no school
  • October 25 Field Trip to Maan Farms
  • October 26 Individual Photo Retakes
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Homework – I have been sending math assignments home with some agents if they could use the practice to finish there class assignment.
October 12

Mission Briefing: Fall Colours Day and Field Trip

Hello Agents,

Fall Colours Day is tomorrow. Wear casual clothes with fall colours!

We are going on our first Field Trip on October 25 to Maan Farms for a corn maze and variety of fall related activities. We will leave at 10:15 am and return by 3 pm. Please wear casual clothes and be prepared to be outdoors in whatever weather we face. If you would like to join us, meet as at Maan Farms by 11 am, though you will have to pay for yourself and anyone you bring with you.

  • Spelling: Follow the link to spelling city for list L2. Our test will be on October 18.
  • Writing: We are learning how to plan and write personal narratives.
  • Reading: We are learning how to connect with what we read.
  • Math: We are learning place value.
  • Social Studies: We will learn about the different regions of Canada.
  • Science: We will learn how gas is matter.
  • Art: We will learn about warm and cool colours.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of honesty.

Important Reminders

  • October 13 Fall Colours Day – Wear casual clothes with fall colours.
  • October 22 Pro-D – no school
  • October 25 Field Trip to Maan Farms
  • October 26 Individual Photo Retakes
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Homework – I have been sending math assignments home with some agents if they could use the practice to finish there class assignment.
October 4

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

We are getting into some writing this week, and I am very happy with our discussions about goals and ideas that we will use. Stay safe our there agents. Here are your objectives:

  • Spelling: We will start our official spelling list this week. Follow the link to spelling city.
  • Writing: We are learning about personal narratives and set writing goals for the year.
  • Reading: We are learning how to connect with what we read.
  • Math: We are learning about attributes and patterns.
  • Social Studies: We will finish our map books and learn about the different regions of Canada.
  • Science: We will learn about liquid density and experiment with bubbles.
  • Art: We will learn about warm and cool colours.
  • Bible: We will continue learning the importance of showing respect with our character.

Important Reminders

  • October 11 Thanksgiving
  • October 13 Fall Colours Day – Wear casual clothes with fall colours.
  • October 22 Pro-D – no school
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Homework – I have been sending math assignments home with some agents if they could use the practice and have time to finish their assignment.
September 27

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

I’m thrilled with how the year is starting off. We have some quality art. Our map books are looking great. Science experiments have been fun. And I’m very happy to see how well everyone is learning their math strategies.

  • Spelling: This will be our last week of practicing commonly used words.
  • Writing: We are learning about personal narratives and set writing goals for the year.
  • Reading: We are learning how to connect with what we read.
  • Math: We are continuing to practice our counting patterns and we will learn how to use tables of columns and rows.
  • Social Studies: We will finish our map books and learn more about how to use maps.
  • Science: We will learn about liquid density and experiment with bubbles.
  • Art: We will learn about warm and cool colours.
  • Bible: We will continue learning the importance of showing respect with our character.

Important Reminders

  • September 29 – Orange Shirt Day – wear orange shirt with causal clothes to show your support for the indigenous community
  • September 30 – Truth and Reconciliation Day – no school
  • October 1 – Pro D – no school
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Homework – I have been sending math assignments home with some agents if they could use the practice and have time to finish their assignment.

Spelling List this week

  1. Was
  2. We
  3. Were
  4. What
  5. When
  6. Which
  7. Who
  8. Will
  9. With
  10. Would

 

September 19

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

Everyone’s hard work this week is showing in their projects such as our map book and art work. I especially appreciate the effort everyone is putting into keeping up with their math skills. Practicing skip counts really helps. Here are your objectives this week.

  • Spelling: We will keep doing our warm up spelling tests with easy commonly used words to get used to how we will do spelling this year.
  • Writing: We will start learning about personal narratives and set writing goals for the year.
  • Reading: We will learn about the skill to connect to what we read.
  • Math: We will continue finding and creating addition and subtraction patterns as well as learn how to use ordinal numbers.
  • Social Studies: We will continue learning to use maps and creating our book about maps.
  • Science: We will make slime to experiment and observe the properties of different states of matter.
  • Art: We will learn how to use complementary colours to make a striking contrasts in our painting.
  • Bible: We will continue learning the importance of honouring God with our character.

Important Reminders

  • September 22 Terry Fox run, please bring a toonie for Terry!
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Tuesday Pizza lunch will begin September 21. Orders will be placed through the Munch a Lunch system linked on the school website under My Highroad. Orders must be received 2 weeks prior to the lunch date.
  • Scholastic Book Orders Order forms have gone home. Check the Scholastic Reading Club link on the right for my class code and link to online ordering. Ordering through scholastic with my link helps us build up or classroom library. Thank you!
  • Reading A-Z books I will be sending books home for students to read that are based on their reading level. Please make some time to help them with pronunciation and discussing what they understand. I will check their comprehension in class.
September 12

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

It has been a pleasure meeting all of you and exploring the ways we will learn this year. I look forward to experimenting, creating, and growing with all of you.

  • Spelling: We will be doing some warm up spelling tests with easy commonly used words to get used to how we will do spelling this year.
  • Writing: We will learn how we generate ideas for writing.
  • Reading: We will learn what makes a good reader.
  • Math: We will find and create patterns in numbers.
  • Social Studies: We will learn how to use and make maps.
  • Science: We will learn about the different states of matter
  • Art: We will learn how to combine and create colours using paint.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of honouring God with our character.

Important Reminders

  • September 16 Class photos
  • September 22 Terry Fox run, please bring a toonie for Terry!
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Drop off The school will be open at 8:55. It will be helpful for us to drop students off between 8:45 to 8:55 especially if it is raining, however the playground will be open if they are earlier.
  • Pick up Students will be released like we have in the past, look for them on the playground if they are not waiting in front of the portables.
  • Tuesday Pizza lunch will begin September 21. Orders will be placed through the Munch a Lunch system linked on the school website under My Highroad. Orders must be received 2 weeks prior to the lunch date.
  • Homework Please sign planners if students have completed their homework tasks: read 15 minutes and skip count by 2, 5, and 10. A hundreds chart to assist skip counting is in the back of the planner
September 8

Greetings agents, welcome to your new headquarters!

Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing summer break. It’s time to get back to a year full of learning and fun together with friends. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to teach the joy of learning and discovering curiosity our world.

Here are our mission objectives.

Math: Review mental math strategies, find arrays in the world (objects arranged in columns and rows), and practice skip counting by 2, 5, and 10)

Science: Notice where we find seeds around us. Bring some in if you find them so we can experiment with them on Thursday.

Language Arts: Make goals for the year and learn to take notes on what we read to find the important words that help us imagine and remember.

Bible: Learn how to honour God with our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Your assignments, should you choose to accept them:

  • Read at least 15 minutes every night.
  • Skip count by 2, 5, and 10 every every night.
  • Practice phonograms and spelling words written in the planner.
  • Think of ways that we can honour God.

Important information.

Homework: Parents, please sign planners when students have completed their tasks.

PE: We have the gym on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Please bring your gym clothes to change into. It is especially important to have gym shoes so we don’t mark the gym floor. Usually students leave these in their locker.

Library: We will have Library on Fridays. Please remember to bring Library books back to school.

Memory Verse: Later this month we will start practicing our memory verses, which we would like students to work on at home.

Planners: Please remember to bring planners home for homework, important dates, and keeping track of permission slips. You can also write notes for me in here. Students will earn class money for having their planner returned and signed showing they completed their homework.

Headphones: We will use educational applications on our iPads. Please bring some headphones so that you will be able to use the audio portion.

Student Information form: I have sent home a student information form. Please fill this out for the office. Thank you!

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