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.

Math Test on Friday

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


We will begin our math review for addition and subtraction this week.  On Tuesday, they will be bringing home their last assignment from last week on subtraction to share.  For activities to do at home to help review please see the post from November 30th. When student’s are able to share their learning at home it reinforces the concepts and helps build confidence.  We have been working hard learning our strategies and I hope you enjoy hearing about them!

Valentine’s Day

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 30, 2017

We will celebrate Valentine’s Day by bringing everyone in the class a card.  We will be making a mailbox at school and the students will deliver their Valentine’s Day cards on Tuesday, February 14th.   These are the names of everyone your child must have a card for:

  1. Mrs. Bond
  2. Samantha
  3. Ashlyn
  4. Gabby
  5. Meadow
  6. Ashton
  7. Drake
  8. Abigail
  9. Gaige
  10. Kalleigh
  11. Aaliyah
  12. Sena
  13. Mavrik
  14. Austin
  15. Keegan
  16. Christian
  17. Aubree
  18. Alexis
  19. Lexi
  20. Sailo
  21. Miley
  22. Sydney
  23. Dan
  24. Jesse
  25. Summer

Thanks so much for your support with this activity:)

New Social Studies Project

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

Ask your child about their new comparing project in Social Studies!  The students were so excited!

Mapping Test on Wednesday

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 9, 2017

We will have a test on mapping on Wednesday.  Your child will have the next two nights to review.  Help your child remember to bring back their social studies each day rather than keep it at home.  They will bring home their social studies to review again on Tuesday and then remind them to bring it back on Wednesday for their test.  Grade 3s, you have done a great job learning this information!  Good luck reviewing!

 

We Are Going Skating!

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

This information was sent home today about Grade 3 skating.

We Made Snow Globes!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 16, 2016

Check out our fabulous art work from yesterday!

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Our Writing is in the Gazette!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 15, 2016

Look for this newspaper and you will find Christmas writing by our class inside!

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Reading Strategy – Transforming

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 8, 2016

This week we were discussing what the word transformed means.  We used the word kindness and brainstormed what we think this word 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

Our School See a Need, Fill a Need Campaign

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 7, 2016

Our See a Need, fill a Need Campaign has begun.  This campaign is to support our local Warman Food Bank. You will have a chance to send a monetary donation with your child from December 1st – December 16th. When your child makes a donation, they will receive a paper ornament to color and put up on the wall near our front entrance. Be sure to check out all of our “wall” when you are in the school! Thank you for your contributions!

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