Sending and Receiving in Phys. Ed.

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 17, 2017

We have been practicing sending and receiving in gym.  We have used soccer balls, bean bags, scoops and balls.  Here we are using footballs.  Ask your child what they have learned!

Exploring With Magnets

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 7, 2017

Last week we explored with magnets.  We were scientists and made predictions using our prior knowledge!  We discovered that magnets only stick to certain kinds of metal.  Ask your child if they can remember this discovery and tell you more!

Remembrance Day

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

We have been discussing the importance of Remembrance Day.  We made an art project with poppies.  Ask your child to share what they learned.  The students will all receive a poppy to wear to our assembly on November 8th.  We are collecting poppy donations for this day.

Good Readers Ask Good Questions

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

It is important for students to understand that good readers (and good thinkers) ask questions while they read.  We have been practicing making quick questions and deep thinking questions when we read.  “When readers learn to question while reading:

  • they are learning the power of asking as well as answering questions.
  • they are encouraged to be curious readers.
  • they learn that asking questions can lead them to a greater understanding of the text.
  • they learn the difference between quick questions and deep thinking questions.
  • they learn that not all questions have answers, and often these unanswered questions will help to get at the heart of the story better than those that can be answered.
  • they practice what their Power-ful brains are already capable of doing – asking questions.”

-Adrienne Gear, Reading Power

Care Partners

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

Today we helped our care partners learn how to use the computers.  Grade 3’s did a fabulous job using their words and patience to teach their buddy how to log on and find the website Mrs. Dozlaw wanted them to use.  Well done!

Happy Halloween!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 31, 2017

We had a great day!  Our auction was a success. The costumes looked fantastic!

 

Modelling Numbers in 3 Ways Using Base Ten Blocks

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

The students are working on their first blog post today!  During math the students were representing a 3-digit number in many ways.  They took pictures to show their learning on their blogs.  Keep checking to see when they finish their first blog post!  Great Work Grade 3!

Modelling 3-digit Numbers

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 23, 2017

Today we practiced modelling 3-digit numbers!  These students did a fabulous job!!!

 

New Math Unit – Numbers to 1000

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 23, 2017

We have started a math unit on numbers to 1000.  In this unit, students will:

  • Show a 3-digit number in a number of different ways, using concrete materials, pictures, words and numbers
  • Compare and order 2-digit and 3-digit numbers.
  • Skip count by 5s, 10s and 100s forward and backward to 1000.
  • Skip count by 3s, 4s and 25s forward and backward to 1000.
  • Estimate how many items are in a large collection by comparing it to a known quantity.

Here are some activities you can do at home to support this learning:

  • use play money to model numbers and to develop understanding of trading or grouping.  For example, show that $342 can be modelled as $300 + $40 +$2.  Using play bills for $1, $10 and $100 to reinforce place value.
  • Play a number comparison game:  Remove the tens and face cards from a deck of regular playing cards.  Deal 3 cards to each player.  Each player uses the cards to make the greatest possible 3-digit number.  The person with the greater number gets a point.  Repeat.  The first player to get 10 points is the winner.  Play the game again, this time making the least number possible.

Mathletics

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 23, 2017

We are participating in a National Math Pride Event from now until November 12th.  Your child has their own login information in their planner to participate as much as they are able to.  This a math competition put on by Mathletics called Math Showdown 2017.  Here we are trying this for the first time today.  I hope your child comes home today and tells you all about it!

Pizza Lunch

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 16, 2017

You have until Thursday, October 19th to order your child Pizza Lunch for October 25th.  Follow the instructions on  www.HeathlyHunger.ca to order.

Art Inspired by Romero Britto

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 16, 2017

We learned about how artists can use patterns in their art.  Here we were inspired by the patterns Romero Britto uses.  Check out this fabulous art!

Journals – Writing Reflections

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

Today your child will bring home their Apple Journal to share with you.  The students have been working hard on writing reflections.  They should be able to lead you through the process that we discussed in class.  Just in case they forget I will include it here.

  1.  Student shares journal with a parent.
  2. Student explains the blue tab is what they thought was their best and the yellow tab is one they could’ve done better on.
  3. Student shares the assessment checklist we have been working on each day.
  4. Student shares what they feel they are good at in writing and one thing to work on.
  5. Student asks parent to give them feedback about their journal writing.  (Write what you thought your child did well in writing and what you would like them to work on.)
  6. Once you have finished this please send the Apple Journal back to school.

I would ask that you please complete this process within a week or so if possible.  Thank you for sharing in the learning process of your child!  You can look forward to reading their next journal in about 4-6 weeks.

Our First Class Auction!

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

On Tuesday, Oct. 31 our class will be having our first auction. The students have been earning tickets for  positive behavior, and will be converting them into Monopoly money.  They will be able to bid on items that other students will bring to sell. Each student is given one opportunity to sell something to the class. They may bring ONE food item and ONE recycled or other item if they wish.  Recycled items include things that families would sell at garage sales, such as used books, videos, toys, posters, souvenirs, etc.  Students should only sell items that have been given parental permission.  The money earned at the end of the auction is then placed in a bank account, and used at the next auction.  Class auctions are a lot of fun, and work on improving listening skills, adding and subtracting money, and self confidence.  We look forward to having a great time!

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

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

School conferences will be held on the evenings of October 17 & 19, 2017. Please see the picture below for details on how to register for a time. If you require alternate arrangements, please write a note in your child’s planner or send me an email.

Family Fun Night on Thursday!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 1, 2017

I will be partnering with Miss Lloyd to do Face Painting for Family Fun Night. If you could volunteer to help us out for one half hour shift that would be greatly appreciated!! Write me a note in your child’s planner if you are available 5:30-6:00, 6:00-6:30, or 6:30-7:00. Thanks so much!

Writing Reflections

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 29, 2017

Today we met our care partners for the first time! We got together to participate in our school Terry Fox Walk! It was a beautiful day for this fun event!

Here we are writing a reflection about our new friend we met while walking. Ask your child what they learned!

Making Connections When We Read

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 21, 2017

When readers learn to connect when reading:

  • the story reminds them of something they have experienced.
  • their minds become flooded with memories.
  • they are making sense of the text in terms of events and people in their own lives.
  • they can make connections to pictures, plot, characters and feelings from the story
  • they are most likely reading books about real-life situations, such as family, friendship, school, siblings, pets, vacations, etc.

-Adrienne Gear, Reading Power

The students read with a partner sharing their connections together.  Ask your child all about it!

Meet the Teacher Pancake Breakfast

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 21, 2017

A reminder to check the important dates tab at the top of the blog to be sure you are not missing any information about our class.  Meet the Teacher Pancake Breakfast is Friday, September 22nd from 7:30 – 8:40am.  Hope to see you there!

Leveled Reading Starts Today

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 12, 2017

Leveled reading is when each student takes home a book to read to an adult at home.  They are expected to read aloud for 15 minutes each day and then have a conversation after to check for understanding using the strategies we use in class.  They record the books they read on a reading log and hand in the log once both sides are completed.  I attached a more detailed letter to give more information and leveled reading at our school.  This letter was sent home today as well.  Happy Reading!

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