New math unit!

Dear Families,

Over the next few weeks, your child will be learning about estimating, measuring, and comparing lengths using centimetres and metres.

To reinforce the concepts your child is learning at school, you and your child can work on some at-home activities such as these:

  • Ask your child to show you how a fingertip can be used to estimate 1 cm or a hand span can be used to estimate 10 cm. Use these known amounts to estimate lengths of objects with your child.
  • Your child has learned to estimate 1 m using his or her steps. Have your child use a metre stick to measure the number of steps you take to travel 1 m. Then you and your child can use your “metre steps” to estimate the distance around your home.
  • With your child, look through newspapers or magazines to find different measures. For each measure note the units used and whether the measure is an exact amount or an estimate.

You may want to visit the Nelson website at www.nelson.com/mathfocus for more suggestions to help your child learn mathematics and develop a positive attitude toward learning mathematics. As well, you can check the Nelson website for links to other websites that provide online tutorials, math problems, brainteasers, and challenges.

Spelling words for test on March 1, 2017

Blue Green Purple
hike part mane
awake harm pale
shake sharp made
mistake care stake
soak stare brake
streak square main
break fare pail
shack pare maid
check hair steak
clock stair break
stick fair slay
track pair weigh
brick where way
cake heart sleigh
shark there
bare they’re
their
Everybody
girder
mass

Valentine’s Day Party

Dear Parents,

Our grade 3 classroom will be involved in a small celebration of friendship on Tuesday, February 14.  Students are welcome to bring Valentines (either homemade or purchased) to exchange on that day.  To ensure that no one is accidentally missed, I have provided a list of names of children in the class.  

We will also be making sundaes in the afternoon. I will supply the ice cream and would like each child to bring a ziploc bag with their favourite toppings. Please make sure their toppings are labeled with the child’s name. Due to allergies there will be no sharing of toppings. Each child should also bring an extra drink to enjoy with their sundae.

Thank you,

Aurora Schulte

Class Names

Brennan, Chloe, Addison, Diezel, Dominick, Darian, Katie, Cole, Jimmy, Jackson, Sydnie, Kyle, Ryder, Preslie, Logan, Anneka, Xander L., Dante, Olivia, Alia, Luke, Sawyer, Xander W.

 

Math Games!

These math games are a great way to practice what we are working on in math right now!

Organizing Data

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/organising_data/play/

Subtraction

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/subtractiontest.html

Addition

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/addition/play/

Addition and Subtraction

http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/shuttleLaunch/shuttleLaunch.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/addition_and_subtraction/play/

Fact Families

http://harcourtschool.com/activity/flower_power/

Spelling words for test on February 15, 2017

Blue Green Purple
cup quick couldn’t
just quit wouldn’t
shut white aren’t
such twice don’t
drum might who’s
plus flight there’s
tube why what’s
use cry could’ve
rude sky should’ve
flute try might’ve
June sigh would’ve
tune write they’ll
huge right that’ll
put live we’ll
Everybody
design
building

We are starting a new math unit!

Dear Families,

Over the next couple weeks, your child will be learning about collecting, interpreting, and displaying data using lists, charts, line plots, and bar graphs. They will be surveying their classmates about real-life situations, and making decisions using their data.

To reinforce the concepts your child is learning at school, you and your child can work on some at-home activities such as these:

  • Set up a tally chart showing how many times a chore was completed for one week. Your child can record a tally mark on the chart each time he or she finishes a chore. At the end of the week, discuss three things the chart tells.

My Chores Done Last Week

Dishes Clean room Take out trash
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  • Your child can collect data that will be useful for a future event, such as a family outing. Family members might be asked to choose which of four places they would most want to visit. Your child can use the data to make a bar graph and then use the graph to make a decision.
  • Challenge your child to look for graphs and other data displays in newspapers and magazines. Your child can bring in any data displays to share with the class.
  • Have your child survey family members using a question such as “How many books do you read in a month?” In class, students will learn that number data can be displayed in a line plot.

You may want to visit the Nelson website at www.nelson.com/mathfocus for more suggestions to help your child learn mathematics and develop a positive attitude toward learning mathematics. As well, you can check the Nelson website for links to other websites that provide online tutorials, math problems, brainteasers, and challenges.

Yours in education,

Aurora Schulte

Spelling words for test on February 8th

Blue Green Purple
sock thumb away
rock brush ago
spot stuck around
chop new across
clock grew afraid
bone knew about
stove flew above
hose crew before
broke glue because
those blue between
hole true behind
woke truth beyond
come do become
some sew believe
Everybody
Ukraine
February

January 30 – February 3

Hello families!

Just a quick heads up on what our week looks like…

Monday – Today is the only sledding day for the entire week, please make sure to send a helmet with your child. I have one spare helmet but it is a hot commodity!

Tuesday – PD Day, make sure to finish activities for at-home reading to stay in Leader of the Pack!

Wednesday – Winter Walk during block four, please make sure your child brings appropriate winter wear and snow boots.

Thursday – Math test

Friday – Science test

Parent Teacher Interviews

ALL Grade 1 to 9 Parent/Teacher interviews are scheduled for Monday February 6th from 4 to 7 and Tuesday February 7th from 3 to 6.  All parents are invited to book their appointment on our online booking system at https://muirlake.schoolappointments.com. Due to the EYE Assessments that were done in November, interviews for Kindergarten students will take place in March – watch for more details coming soon.

INSTRUCTIONS for the online booking system are available by clicking HERE

Should you have questions, please feel free to contact the school at 780-963-3535 or email us at muirlake@psd70.ab.ca

Thank you!