Thank You!

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 28, 2017

I wanted to send out one last post for this school year!  Thank you to all my students for sharing with me in your learning journey.  I have enjoyed the time we have spent together.  Thank you for the support and encouragement from parents.  I appreciate the notes, cards, emails and gifts I have received.  Thank you for your generosity!  I will cherish the memories made this year and have enjoyed getting to know all of you.  Have a great summer!

Fractions

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Posted by mrsbondgrade3 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 19, 2017

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, measureing 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.

Spray Park Tomorrow

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

Tomorrow we are going to the spray park.  We will leave the school to walk to the spray park at approximately 1:00pm.  We will return back at the school at approximately 3:00pm.  You can help your child remember to bring:

  • swim suit
  • towel
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • water bottle
  • extra snack (optional)

If it rains or any other weather warnings, we will be staying at school for other activities.  Let’s hope the weather cooperates!

Examining Soil

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

Yesterday we joined the students of 3Cox to be soil scientists. The students had to examine three samples, describe them and identify them based on what they knew about the characteristics of each kind of soil. They seemed to have fun and did a great job. It was nice to see 46 kids cooperate in the same room even though it is an afternoon in crazy June! Well done everyone!

Insect Invaders Novel Study

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

We have started reading an exciting Magic School Bus book called Insect Invaders.  The students have been reading and recording their thinking using the comprehension strategies we have practiced all year!  Yesterday they read chapter 2 with a partner.

Looking at Seeds!

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

Today we had the chance to dissect seeds and learn about germination.  Your child can tell you the 3 parts of the seed we learned as well as the conditions needed for germination.

Spray Park Days

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

We will be going to the spray park on June 2 and June 16 in the afternoon.  We will leave the school to walk to the spray park at approximately 1:00pm.  We will return back at the school at approximately 3:00pm.  You can help your child remember to bring:

  • swim suit
  • towel
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • water bottle
  • extra snack (optional)

If it rains or any other weather warnings, we will be staying at school for other activities.  Let’s hope the weather cooperates!

Collecting Data

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

Today the students worked with a partner to collect data and record tally marks.  Ask your child all about it!

New Math Unit on Data Analysis

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

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.

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!

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