Coding with Ozobots

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 22, 2019

Today, the students enjoyed exploring with ozobots.  Ask your child what they discovered!

Exploring the Parts of a Seed!

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

Today, the students learned about the parts of a seed.  We put the seeds in wet paper towel and left them by the warmth of a heater over the weekend.  Ask your child all about it!  They took pictures to post what they learned on their blogs.

Reminder of Important Dates

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 9, 2019

Here are a few important dates to remember.  Please check the Important Dates Tab to see more.

May 9

  • Last day to order Pizza Lunch on Healthy Hunger
  • Fine Arts Night

May 14

  • Bike Rodeo (Bring your bike and helmet to school if you can)

May 15

  • Book Orders Due (cheques only or order online)
  • Pizza Lunch Day if you ordered by May 9th

May 17

  • No School for Students  (PD Day)

May 20

  • No School (Victoria Day)

June 6

  • Grade 3 Track Day (Morning Only)

June 13

  • Spray Park in the afternoon only
  • Alternate Grade 3 Track Day if needed

OOPS!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 30, 2019

I forgot to send the science assignments home.  They are still sitting on my desk.  Please look for them tomorrow.  Sorry!

New Math Unit – Fractions

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 29, 2019

We are learning about fractions.  Children will build upon their real-world experiences of “fair shares” to recognize a fraction as an expression that relates a part and a whole.

In this unit, your child will:

  • Find fractions of a whole.
  • Compare fractions with the same denominators.
  • Solve fraction problems.

We use fractions every day in many different situations.  Encourage your child to recognize the use of fractions in daily life, for example, when filling a glass half full, measuring ingredients for a recipe, or sharing an apple.

Here are some activities you can do with your child to help reinforce the concept of fractions:

  • When you serve your child food, such as a sandwich or an orange, cut it in half (or thirds, or fourths, and so on) and challenge your child to name the fraction for each part.  After some is eaten, have your child name the fraction for the parts that are left.
  • Provide your child with opportunities to divide food items into equal parts.  Have your child tell the fraction name for each part.
  • Play a game of “fraction concentration.”  On index cards, write the fraction symbols, such as 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, ….1/12.  Prepare a second set of cards, on which you draw pictures to illustrate each fraction.  Shuffle the cards and arrange them face down in a grid.  To play, take turns turning over two cards.  If the fraction picture matches the fraction symbol, the player keeps the cards.  If not, the player replaces the cards.  Play continues until all the cards have been matched.

Towers!

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

The students had to persevere through this challenge and I think they did a great job!  They all agreed that this was much more difficult than they were anticipating.  Check out the finished towers here:

We Are Building Towers!

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

Last week the students worked hard to plan and design their tower.  Here is a picture of them working with their partner or group.  Today they will work on executing their plan.  Ask them how things went today!

WES Earth Day Activities April 15-18

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

Today, this note will go home explaining how we will participate in Earth Day Activities next week.

Famous Structures

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

The students enjoyed exploring these famous structures from around the world!  Ask them all about it!

Warman Food Bank

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 2, 2019

Inuit Hunting Projects

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

Wow!  Thank you for all the support to complete these projects.  They look absolutely amazing!  These grade 3’s are incredibly creative!

Gardenscape Field Trip

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 26, 2019

Ask your child all about our field trip today!  We learned about good bugs and bad bugs, plants, composting and more!  I hope you all enjoy the lovely tomato plant each student got to bring home.  We had a great day!

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!

 

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