Making Paper Bridges

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 19, 2018

The students made paper bridges last week and discovered there was a way to make it stronger!  Ask your child all about it!

Earth Day Activities This Week

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 16, 2018

“Earth Day” is coming up! Throughout the week of April 16th — 20th, W.E.S. students
and staff will show how much they care about their planet by participating in a few
activities. These are the activities your child will be participating in with their class:

***This year we would like to encourage families to drop off old batteries which
we will dispose of for you. Students may put old batteries in a bucket in the
office.

April 16: “Mindful Monday” Students will reflect on ways they can help the earth.

April 17: “Turn if Off Tuesday” Power down throughout the school. To conserve energy, classrooms will turn off some lights and other power-consuming devices.

April 18: “Waste-free Wednesday” Students are encouraged to bring a garbage free lunch to school.  To be “waste-free”, students can bring reusable food and drink containers, not disposable ones.

April 19: “Thankful Thursday” Students will take some time to reflect on the beauty of the earth we live in and to share their top five favourite spots on this earth with their class.

April 20: “Friendship Friday” Students will meet with their Care Partners to share ways they can care for the earth, and they will make a pledge together.

Which Shape is Strongest?

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 15, 2018

On Friday we did an experiment with shapes.  Ask your child which shape they predicted would be strongest and what did we discover?

Pizza Lunch on April 25

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 12, 2018

Kindergarten A and Grade 1-4 Pizza Hut Lunch on

Wednesday, April 25th!!

We are going to be placing the orders through Healthy Hunger again for this hot lunch. Please proceed to the Health Hunger website (www.healthyhunger.ca) and enter your account to place your order. If you are new and have not created an account click the green Learn more button under Parents and then signup a free account.

Cost is $6.50 per student and includes: 1 personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut, a bag of chips and a juice box (*Flavours will vary). At the end of your order there will be an additional processing fee.

If you mistakenly order a pizza for a student that is NOT in Kindergarten A or Grades 1-4, your order will be deleted (and your money refunded).

Pizzas are ordered in advance, late orders cannot be accepted after April 19th. Nutritional Guide available upon request.

If you have any questions about the lunch, please contact Denaye Merz at dmerz@sasktel.net. You can also call Healthy Hunger if you have any questions about the site at 1-800-818-6260.

All proceeds will be going to the SCC Initiatives

Wear Green and Gold Monday

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 9, 2018

Care Partner Fun

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 28, 2018

Today we made Easter baskets with our care partners.  Happy Easter Everyone!

Inuit Project Celebration

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 26, 2018

Thank you to all families for the efforts put into the Inuit projects!  The students did an amazing job presenting their displays and reading their reports on what they learned about the Inuit.  I was so impressed with the creativity.  I know how difficult it can be to find extra time to work on a project like this one.  The students were so proud of their projects and shared encouraging words with each other today.  They walked around and spread kindness through celebrating the differences in the displays.  We called it an “Art Walk.”  The students embraced this moment and smiles were everywhere.  Ask your child all about it!  Be proud!

Field Trip Fun!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 20, 2018

Our class had the best time at Gardenscape!  We learned about composting, farming, plants and insects too!  Ask your child all about it!

One School One Book

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 20, 2018

This information went home yesterday.  I have attached a copy in case you need it.

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Ted Harrison Inspired Art

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 19, 2018

On Friday, we learned about an artist named Ted Harrison.  He drew and painted the landscape of the Arctic using warm and cool colours.  We looked at many of his paintings before trying our own.  The students did a great job of this!

 

March Conferences

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 11, 2018

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On the evening of Thursday March 22nd you (parents) are invited to join your child in our classroom while your child leads you through a series of activities that showcases their learning. You will have the opportunity to engage with and celebrate your child’s learning. This type of conference is called a Student Led Activity Conference. You will sit alongside your child in the classroom for 20-30 minutes (or longer if needed) and your child will take you through a prepared journey of what they have been learning and how they are learning. There will be a few other families in the classroom at the same time doing the same thing and I will be in the room to move between families to answer any questions and to interject into your conversation as needed.

You can book your Thursday March 22nd  student led activity conference time by going to www.schoolinterviews.ca and using the event code kndgt (there will be 5 openings per 30 minute time slot available for you to book). Families can book online until the day of March 21st.

The evening of Tuesday March 27th will be set aside for parents who feel they need to talk one on one with me or if I want to request a one on one meeting with a parent.

If you feel that you require a one on one meeting with me then you can book a time for Tuesday March 27th  by contacting me directly. I may have already contacted you to arrange a one on one meeting for that evening.

Thank you for participating in our March Conferences this year!  I look forward to seeing all of you!

New Math Unit – Multiplication and Division

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 7, 2018

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 5, 2018

This letter was sent home last week 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 Monday, March 26th.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

SCC Hot Lunch

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 4, 2018

The following is information for the upcoming SCC hot lunch on Wednesday, March 14.

Kindergarten A and Grade 1-4 Baba’s Homestyle Perogies Lunch on
Wednesday, March 14th!!

We are going to be placing the orders through Healthy Hunger again for this hot lunch. Please proceed to the Health Hunger website (www.healthyhunger.ca) and enter your account to place your order. If you are new and have not created an account click the green Learn more button under Parents and then signup a free account.

Cost varies based on what is ordered for the student. At the end of your order there will be an additional processing fee.
If you mistakenly order for a student that is NOT in Kindergarten A or Grades 1-4, your order will be deleted (and your money refunded). Late orders cannot be accepted after March 9th. Nutritional Guide available upon request.

If you have any questions about the lunch, please contact Denaye Merz at dmerz@sasktel.net. You can also call Healthy Hunger if you have any questions about the site at 1-800-818-6260.

All proceeds will be going to the SCC Initiatives

Reading Strategy – Transforming

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 28, 2018

Before our break, we were discussing what the word transformed means.  Then we read a book called  Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed.    Most of us experienced a new way to think about the word kindness.  We were transformed!  We will continue reading books that challenge our thinking and open our minds to new ideas!  It helps if you do the same while reading at home too. How is your child doing with this reading strategy?

When readers learn to be transformed by what they read:

  • they understand that books have the ability to change the way we think about ourselves and our world.
  • they can be touched in some way by the words on the page, the thoughts in their heads, and the feeling in their hearts.
  • they are introduced to books that deal with thought-provoking issues: war, conservation, homelessness, social responsibility, the integrity of the human spirit, poverty, the rights of children.
  • they learn to look beyond the pages of the text towards the implications and effects the book may have on their own lives.
  • they are challenged by change.
  • they understand that transformation takes place over time, and that reading a particular book plants seeds that may one day make a difference to the way they live or view the world.
  • they know that a story has the power to change them, because their brains have the power to store away facts, stories, questions, and feelings that will shape their lives.
  • they learn to look for the things in a book that matter most to them.
  • they ask themselves, “What difference has this book made to me?” or “Has anything in me changed because of this book?”
  • they are learning that being able to identify what matters to them is the beginning of being shaped by the world around them. – Adrienne Gear, Reading Power

New Math Unit on Data Analysis

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 28, 2018

To Parents and Adults at Home…

Our class has started 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.

Field Trip to Gardenscape

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 28, 2018

The following information letter went home with students this week. Just in case a letter didn’t make it home, there is a copy attached to the link below.

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Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 13, 2018

This is a reminder for the fun day we have planned for tomorrow.

  • Valentine’s Day Card Exchange
  • Wear Red/Pink
  • Class Auction
  • Booster Juice snack in the afternoon (if you ordered)

Pink Bracelets and Pink Shirt Day

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 9, 2018

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online. Over the month of February, and throughout the year, Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of these issues, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem. Warman Elementary will be selling Pink Shirt Day bracelets at the school office for $2.00 each. On February 28, 2018, we encourage everyone to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.

Winter Olympics – Indoors!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 9, 2018

Our nursing students made the best of our weather situation and arranged some fun activities indoors for our students.  Here we are participating in the fun!

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