Grade 3

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. 
 
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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. 
 
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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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Hello All, 

I hope everyone had a great March/summer break! All kidding aside, I know this has been a challenging year so far and while there will continue to be challenges it's important to remember that we are all in this together. We are all weathering the same storm but we may not be in the same boat. With that being said, I encourage all parents/guardians to be confident in our dedication as teachers to ensure the success of your children. I cannot wait to get them back in school and see their sweet faces. This will be a different year but we will do our best to make sure kids are safe, secure and happy while they learn. 
 
Much of the beginning of this year will be getting students reacquainted with the space and routines of school again. In order for kids to learn they need to feel comfortable in their learning environment. We are all doing our best to design our classrooms so that they will be both comfortable and safe for our kiddos. I would also encourage parents/guardians to check out the video produced for LSK about procedures for back to school and to read any documents outlining expectations (mask wearing, symptom checklist, lunches, etc.). Grade 3s are to wear masks on the bus and common areas in the school but not in their classroom, as that is considered our bubble. 
 
I look forward to being in communication with all of you and please feel free to reach out to me in whatever way is most convenient for you (facebook messenger, text, call, email). Keep an eye out for my letter soon. 
 
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Hello all, 
 
I hope everyone is doing well. We are on the homestretch of online learning and I thank everyone who has done their best to help educate and nurture their kids in so many ways. I just wanted to give a shout out to all the parents that have worked so hard to ensure that their kids have been healthy in mind, body and spirit. These are not easy times. I would like to congratulate all those moving on to their next grade, I cannot wait to see you all in September (fingers crossed). 
 
I would like to wish a special congratulations to all of our 2020 graduates. You are graduating during one of the most unprecedented times in our history. Don't let circumstances hinder your opportunities. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Have a great summer everyone!
 
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Here are my next week's activities plus links. 
Thanks so much for putting them up each week. 
 
Tuesday
Multiplication
 
Wednesday
Layers of Soil
 
Thursday
Multiplication and Addition

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