Welcome to another week in 3C! After such a busy week of swimming I am sure looking forward to settling into normal routines with the kids this week. We have lots to keep us busy, in less than 11 short weeks my third graders will be moving on up to grade four! Yikes! Here’s a quick peek into what we will get up to:
Language Arts – Today we began my favourite writing unit of the year: Poetry. We started with couplets and will be expanding on this to learn about how to write Triplets and Quatrains later this week. We talked this morning about how many poets use a repeated couplet format in their longer poems. The poem Sick by Shel Silverstein is a wonderful example of this!
Math – This morning we completed lesson 11 in our measurement unit. We used balance scales and weights to find items in our classroom that are about 1 kg. It was a tougher task than students initially thought! With only one lesson remaining tomorrow there will be time for some review and then students will write their measurement unit test this Friday, April 17.
Social Studies – We are just about finished our Regions project in social studies. Through our work on this research project students have been learning about how to use their Google Drive accounts. Students have access to all of their documents and work at home through this awesome app. They can log in from any home computer using the instructions provided at the top of the Learning Links section of this blog or they can log in from mobile devices using the “Google Docs” app that is available for download for free.
Science – This week we are learning about the 5 main types of bridges. This is a great site that summarizes them nicely. We will be getting back to our building challenges and wrapping up this unit at the end of April.
Spell-a-Thon – If your child has collected any pledges please return the sponsor sheets to school by Thursday at the latest (the money is not required yet, simply the sheets that have the commitments on them). Students will write the 50 word test on Thursday morning and they will be graded by parent volunteers and sent home that same day. After this, please send in the money and I will collect and hand out tickets for the prize draws accordingly. The last day to send in money is Tuesday, April 21 in order to be eligible for prizes. Thanks for your support in this awesome fundraiser!
Leader in Me message – For the month of April, the habit Graminia School will be focusing on is Habit 1; Be Proactive. Habit 1 focuses on having a can-do attitude and always trying our best at everything we do! When students are being proactive they follow directions and do the right thing without being asked, even when nobody is looking. Students make choices about their actions, attitudes, and moods and take responsibility for their behavior and choices. Please take the time to talk to your child at home about ways that they can be proactive at school and in their daily lives!
I think that’s it for now, have a wonderful week everyone!