Constructing Skeletons

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 26, 2017

We used toothpicks and marshmallows yesterday to construct skeletons.  The students had to build these objects and tell how many edges and vertices.  We did this to finish off our unit on Geometry.  They did a great job!

Pizza Lunch on June 8

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 25, 2017

You have until May 31st to order your child Pizza Lunch for June 8th.  Follow the instructions on  www.HeathlyHunger.ca to order.

Bricks4kids

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 15, 2017

The students had a great time building today at our in-school field trip!  Ask your child what structure they were building!

We Built Towers!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 11, 2017

Yesterday the students worked in groups or partners and built their straw towers!  They were planning, designing and constructing these towers most of the day.  We had many discoveries and learned so much from this experience.  The students are working on posting a reflection on their own personal blogs.  I hope you get the chance to check them out!  I am proud of them for all of their hard work!

Raven Tales

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 5, 2017

Today, your child will be bringing home their Language Arts Duotang to share their learning with you.  I have included a picture of the steps the students would use to complete each assignment.  You will see how your child was able to:

  • share their thinking while reading (connect,question,infer,visualize and transform)
  • respond to questions about what they read including details
  • represent their understanding of what they read through pictures or creating a poster

The students worked hard on these assignments and I am very proud of them!  Many of the book posters will be on  the student’s blogs so be sure to check them out!

Please fill out the parent feedback form before returning back to school.

Enjoy!

Our New Math Unit – Geometry

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 4, 2017

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.

Which Shape is Stronger?

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 27, 2017

Square? Triangle? We investigated to find out.  Ask your child what we discovered!

You Are Invited!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 25, 2017

3Bond and 3Cox are preparing a performance for you. We are beginning to practice some songs for a short musical that we would like to perform for you on May 26th at 2:15.  If your child chooses to have a speaking part they will bring their lines home to practice.  We hope you can make it!

Have a great Tuesday!

Earth Day Activities

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 24, 2017

Our school will be participating in the following activities this week to celebrate Earth Day:

Relating Multiplication and Division

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 6, 2017

Today we built arrays and made 2 multiplication facts and 2 division facts like this:

Inuit Projects!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 3, 2017

I am so proud of these students for their hard work into these amazing Inuit projects.  I appreciate the support from home.  The students have learned so much and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the stories about how these projects were put together.  Thank you!  Well done grade 3!

Raven Tales

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 14, 2017

We have started reading a new series called Raven Tales. This is a graphic novel series.  The students are working to show their thinking using the reading strategies we have been practicing.  Ask your child which book they have started today!

Reminder for Conferences

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 14, 2017

  • This is just a quick reminder that Student Led Activity Conferences are on March 16 from 3:45 – 7:15.  Please remember to see an earlier post if you have not scheduled a time.  I look forward to seeing you then!
  • If you wish to meet one-on-one, please contact me in the student planner and we can set aside a time on the evening of Tuesday, March 21st.  If you need to meet on another day please let me know.

 

Inuit Homework Project

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 13, 2017

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, April 3rd.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Student Led Activity Conferences

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 2, 2017

Student Led Activity Conferences will be on Thursday, March 16 from 3:45pm – 7:15pm.  Here is the newsletter sent home and the code needed to schedule your time.

Gardenscape Field Trip March 22nd

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 2, 2017

Your child will be bringing home this newsletter and permission form today.  Please sign and return the bottom portion of the page. Thanks!

Building Arrays

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 2, 2017

In math today we were exploring arrays and multiplication!  Check this out:

Skating Tomorrow

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 8, 2017

This is just a quick reminder that we are going to the Legends for our second skating session tomorrow afternoon. Skates, helmets, and warm clothes will be needed.

Investigating Equal Groups

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 6, 2017

Today we began our journey thinking about what multiplication means?  The students investigated by making equal groups :

 

New Math Unit – Multiplication and Division

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 6, 2017

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.
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