Ask Your Child About Arrays!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 19, 2019

Today we learned about arrays and how we can relate them to multiplication.  Ask your child all about it!

Ted Harrison Inspired Landscape Art

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 18, 2019

Last Friday, the students explored who Ted Harrison was.  They learned how his art is inspired by the Arctic!  He even lives there!  The students did a fantastic job creating their landscapes.

 

Student Learning Conferences

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 15, 2019

Thank you for participating in our Student Learning Conferences!  Some of you came last night and I look forward to the rest on Tuesday!  I am so proud of how great these kids did at sharing their learning!  These are some pics of them practicing at school yesterday:

New Math Unit – Multiplication and Division

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 12, 2019

We have started a mathematics unit on multiplication and division.  Multiplication and division are basic computational skills that children must eventually master in order to succeed in higher levels of mathematics.  The focus of this unit is on developing an understanding of the processes of multiplication and division in order to develop strategies for multiplying and dividing whole numbers up to 5 x 5.  Children will use counters, number lines and arrays to develop their understanding.

In this unit, your child will:

  • Model multiplication and division up to 5 x 5.
  • Find strategies to multiply and divide up to 5 x 5.
  • Pose and solve story problems involving multiplication and division.

Encourage your child to share different strategies used to multiply and divide.

We use multiplication and division in many day to day situation.  Here are some suggestions for activities you can do at home:

  • Look for things that come in groups of 2, 3, 4 and 5.  Create problems.  For example:  Bikes have 2 tires.  How many tires are on 4 bikes?
  • Use a deck of playing cards, using only the 1s (Aces) to 5s.  Shuffle the cards.  Flip the first card.  This represents the number of groups.  Flip the second card.  This represents the number of object in each group.  Have your child draw a picture to match the cards, and write a multiplication and division sentence to match the picture.  Continue until all cards are used up.

Inuit Homework Project

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 8, 2019

This letter was sent home yesterday along with a package of details to help your child complete this at home.

Dear Parents,

As part of our unit on the Inuit, the students have a homework assignment.  Students are to construct an Inuit hunting scene, accompanied by a written story or report about it.  The project and report should reflect what the children have learned about the Inuit.  I have included the rubric which will be used to assess this project.

Grade 3’s – Your scene should include:

  • The snow igloo or summer home
  • Hunters, transportation (dogsled, kayak, umiak or snowmobile)
  • The animal being hunted
  • Be creative and reflect what you have learned about the Inuit!

**This may mean you add other Arctic animals or landscape features.

 The written report should explain or tell a story about the display.

Some examples:  What is being hunted?

How is it being hunted?

What will it be used for?

Attached are some paper figures etc. that can be used, or children can make their own, using things they find around the house.

The size of the display should not exceed 40cm x 40cm.

Ideas for the base:  Styrofoam, cardboard, wood

Igloo:  sugar cubes, marshmallows, styrofoam, playdough, cottonballs

Skin tent:  sticks, felt, leather scraps, material

The above are just suggestions.  By all means, use your imagination to come up with other ideas.  Yes, you may help your child, but he/she should do most of the work.

 *The due date for the project is Thursday, March 28th.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Student Learning Conferences Sign Up

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 6, 2019

Student learning conferences will be held on Thursday, March 14th and Tuesday, March 19th.  Please sign up for a time using the instructions below.  I look forward to seeing all of you!  Thanks!

Collecting and Organizing Data

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 5, 2019

Today the students created questions that they could collect some data about.  Then they had to organize their data in a bar graph.  You can’t hear them in this photo but please believe me that they were on task asking questions.  These kiddos really understand this concept!  Well done grade 3!  Ask your child what question they were asking and what information did their bar graph share.

 

 

Student Blogging Challenge

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 5, 2019

Today, our class signed up for this blogging challenge!  This week we will work towards getting registered and completing the first task.  We are very excited to try something new!

 

Field Trip

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 5, 2019

We are going on a field trip on March 26th to Gardenscape.  This letter with a permission form was sent home yesterday.  Please sign and return the bottom portion to school.  Thanks!

Data Analysis Math Unit

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 4, 2019

To Parents and Adults at Home…

Our class has been working on a mathematics unit on data analysis.
Data analysis relates to the collection, organization, and
interpretation of information.

In this unit, your child will:

  • Collect data to find information or solve a problem.
  • Organize data using tally marks, charts, lists, and line plots.
  • Construct and label line plots and bar graphs.
  • Read and interpret charts, line plots, and bar graphs.

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

Have your child collect and organize data at home to help make an important decision. For example, he or she could collect and organize data to decide the flavour of birthday cake to bake for the next family birthday. Your child should write a question to ask family members, collect and organize the results, and decide what flavour of birthday cake to bake.

With your child, look for examples of bar graphs in newspapers, magazines, or on the Internet. Have your child share 3 things that she or he knows by looking at the bar graph.

Merrily We Roll Along

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 15, 2019

In Mrs. Tempel’s class, the students have been working very hard to learn how to play the recorder.  Enjoy!

Valentine’s Day Fun

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 14, 2019

We spent part of our morning helping out our pre-K care partners with a craft.  Grade 3’s were so kind, caring, patient and friendly to their little buddies!

Constructing Skeletons

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 13, 2019

The students enjoyed using what they learned in their geometry unit to build these 3D objects.  We may have sampled a few vertices along the way! ☺️

 

Country Research

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 10, 2019

The students worked so hard on their country research projects!  They are so proud of the facts they have learned!  I enjoyed seeing them give such clear evidence of writing good paragraphs.  I hope parents were as impressed as I was!  The student are now working on blogging about this research so keep checking their blogs for their post.  Fabulous work grade 3!

Reminder

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 10, 2019

Remember to check the important dates tab to keep well informed of what is happening in our classroom and school.

Thanks!

OOPS! I Apologize!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 6, 2019

Here are the journals that were supposed to go home today!  I am sorry I forgot!  They will come home tomorrow for you to read and give feedback.

Skating Fun Today!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 31, 2019

We had a great time skating today!  Thanks to our helpers for getting our skates tied so we could enjoy the afternoon!

What is a Polygon?

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 28, 2019

On Friday, we learned about polygons.  The students had to draw one on a geoboard and share the name of their polygon.  Ask your child about their experience and what they learned!

New Math Unit – Geometry

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 28, 2019

We have started a mathematics unit on geometry.  Geometric shapes are all around us, and mathematics can help your child recognize them.  Understanding geometric form will help your child appreciate the geometry found in art, design, architecture, and nature.

In this unit, your child will:

  • Identify and name various shapes with 3 or more sides
  • Build, represent, and describe geometric objects
  • Draw and talk about 2-D shapes and 3-D objects

Encourage your child to look for geometric shapes and objects around the home and neighbourhood, and talk about them.  Here are some suggestions for activities that you can do at home:

Look for geometric shapes in buildings and street signs.  For example, a stop sign is the shape of an octagon, and a yield sign is the shape of a triangle.

Look around the house for geometric shapes.  Talk about the shapes you find.  As you do, look closely at the corners and sides of the shapes.  Count the corners and sides with your child.

Look for 3-D objects around your home, such as a fridge, stove, table legs and so on.  If possible, ask your child to count the number of corners and edges.  Talk about how the object’s shape is related to its purpose.

Look through magazines with your child to find as many different 2-D shapes and 3-D objects as you can find.

Who Is Michael Kusugak?

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 16, 2019

Today we explored this question…ask your child about it!  This is an example of how we use iPads as a tool for learning in our classroom. Be proud of your grade 3 learner!  I love to ask this group a big question and watch them work together to gather as much information as they can to answer it.  Learning is fun!

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