Grade 3

Some activities in March.

Spring has sprung! We are loving the nice weather that has come our way lately. Students have been working hard on various assessments and activities for our end of term. Look for report cards in the coming week or two. Teachers will be reaching out to guardians and parents to schedule times to have parent teacher conversations over the phone. Students really enjoyed our carnival week activities before March break. It was different than our usual, due to covid restrictions but we made the most of it. Students enjoyed making many crafts and art projects. They also had a ball playing minute-to-win-it games in the classroom and the candy rewards ;) We also went for a walk through the cultural trail. They were so proud that this beautiful trail was being created in their own backyard. It will be a great asset to the community. Over and Out!

Hello All,

Can you believe March is here!? Before we know it the grass will be growing, flowers will be blooming and we will have thrived through another winter, in the middle of a pandemic no less! Students are looking forward to our upcoming carnival week. Like most things this year, it will look a little different but we as a staff have put our heads together to come up with some really fun themes and activities. The kids deserve to have as much fun this carnival than any other one. 
 
Grade 3s have started working with non fiction texts in literacy and they are loving it. They like sharing their knowledge of the animals we have been reading about but they also enjoy learning new things. We are also learning about how text features can help us navigate through non fiction texts. Ask your kids about some of the cool facts they have learned about some animals. 
 
In Math, we are working with 2 and 3 digit numbers and learning different strategies for adding and subtracting. They enjoy playing the games and watching the videos that help solidify some of these concepts in fun ways. 
 
That's all for now!
Over and Out

Every February, we make the important time to celebrate and honour African Nova Scotians and Canadians. We do this by sharing stories. One story I like to read aloud to my students is called L​ast Days of Africville​ by Dorothy Perkyns. L​ast Days of Africville​ is a realistic fiction set in the 1960s in the community of Africville near the Bedford Basin in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Using history as a way to educate and move forward is a step in the right direction. It also coincides with our quest for Truth and Reconciliation for all groups who have struggled. When we know better, we can do better.

Hello All,

I hope everyone is staying healthy and happy. The grade 3s have had a very busy month in January and we were all so happy to see each other in person. We are very lucky to have such low numbers of Covid in our province and that we get to learn together face to face. As humans, that's where we thrive; when we are able to have authentic connection. 

Grade 3s have been enjoying learning about our seven sacred teachings each month. For the month of January we did lots of activities, read alouds, shared readings and art activities to honor the Honesty teaching. 

We are looking forward to February's teaching which is Love. This is fitting since we are approaching Valentine's Day. We are excited to celebrate but our celebration will look a bit different this year. We, unfortunately, cannot allow homemade goodies to come but welcome store bought pre packaged goodies (peanut free please). 

We will also be celebrating the feast of Apuknajit as well. February is the toughest month for our forest friends and so we will provide an offering to honor the spirits and animals. 

That's all for now!
Over and Out

 

Hello everyone! Well, we got through 2020. I am so looking forward to our year in 2021. The grade threes are excited to get back to school and see their friends and LSK staff. I hope that everyone had a great holiday. Moving forward, we will be getting back into the swing of things with literacy, math and other subjects. It is important that students make sure they have brought back all of their materials that they brought home, or at least the ones they can find. It is also very important that our chrome books come back so that we can continue to use them in the classroom. Now that the weather is getting colder, kids should be dressed appropriately for the weather. This means snow suits, boots, mitts, hats. Again, we are so excited to be back. 

Over and out.

Hello All, 

I hope everyone is staying well and healthy during these uncertain times. We have made the move from in class learning to virtual class learning. Although these are not ideal circumstances, we will all do our best to get as much content taught and have fun in learning during this time. Grade 3s will be meeting daily at 1pm to have direct instruction and activities from 1-2pm. Outside of this time, students are expected to practice their literacy and math skills using apps such as: 
 
IXL.com
 
While a long list like this may seem like a lot, it is not meant to overwhelm guardians and parents. The students have all had experience with these sites and are familiar with how to navigate them, for the most part You also have myself, EAs and other specialty teachers and admin, as near as your phone or device, to help guide you as best we can. Speciality teachers will also be posting activities to seesaw. We are all in this together and if there is anything we can do to help, please let us know. We appreciate everything you are doing and will be doing to help our kids learn through these challenging times. 
 
Over and Out

Hello All, 

I hope everyone is doing well and being safe. Grade 3s are in full swing and working hard. While we are working hard we are also trying to be mindful of our mental health. We are having some discussions about what our community is currently experiencing with regard to the fishery and the inherent treaty right that our Mi'kmaq people have. Our aim is to invoke pride and an awareness of these treaty rights and that they are binding. 
 
Students have been working on their writing fluency in ELA as well as analyzing texts using the narrative story structure. We have been doing lots of read alouds and shared readings with a focus on culturally rich texts. Parents/guardians should keep an eye out for reading logs as well as word cards that students can practice writing at home. 
 
In Math, we have been working on increasing and decreasing patterns. It's been amazing to see how well students have picked up on this concept and they are even relating it to some of our texts in ELA! 
 
Although we have not been able to participate in some of the same field trips and activities that we all looked forward to, staff has been doing their best to try and provide as much enriching activities in spite of our covid restrictions. It has forced us to be creative and collaborative in order to help our kids be both happy and successful in school. 
 
Over and Out

Hello All, 

We have had a busy and wonderful return to school since we came back on September 21st. Grade 3s are so happy to be back among friends. LSK staff was so thrilled to welcome each and every one of them back with cheers and applause as they walked through the doors that first day. 

Thus far, we have been getting reacquainted with the space and setting up expectations and routines for our classroom. We have been reviewing concepts from last year and enjoying some good discussions about different read alouds we have been doing. 

One aspect we are deeply focused on right now is the treaty rights of the Mi’kmaq people. These inherent rights are of top priority right now, more than ever, given the circumstances of our Mi’kmaq fishermen and women. We approach this subject using some key terms such as friendship, agreement, respect, promise, and rights. This week we will be setting up our own Classroom Treaty Expectations. To me, our class is like family so it is only right that we all come up with positive expectations for how we should all conduct ourselves among our school family. We must all agree to it and we all sign off on it; we are all accountable.

I urge each and every one of our Grade 3 parents/guardians to contact me any time they wish. I feel that easy and open lines of communication is the best way we can ensure the success of our kiddos. I will be sending a handout with some info on our upcoming year including my contact info as well. Wela’lioq! 

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