Grade 3

Grade 3s are inspired and are inspiring.  They were pretty moved by MLK's speech and thought about injustices that still occur and what they dream for our future world.

Ambrah MacNeil

Hello everyone! I hope that everyone is staying warm with these crazy cold temperatures. The grade 3s have been working on many things this month including writing a narrative using the steps of the writing process. They have been really enjoying being creative and coming up with their setting, characters and problems and of course how their main character learned his/her lesson. 
 
Students have been enjoying learning about the Acadians for Social Studies. Soon, we will be making our mini braided rugs using the colors of the Acadian flag. Ask your child what they know about the Acadians, you may learn a thing or two. 
 
P-3 had a great time on our trip to the Discovery Centre. They had fun exploring all of the displays and interactive activities. They were amazed by the robotic arm that could solve a Rubix Cube. Students were very well behaved and the staff of the Discovery Centre was very impressed. 
 
We are looking forward to our upcoming Valentine's Day party. Students are welcome to bring in goodies but are reminded that items must be peanut free. Our class list will be forwarded along for those who would like to fill out Valentines for their friends. That's all for now!
 
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Happy New Year to everyone! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday. It was much needed. The kids came back rejuvenated and ready to learn. A reminder to parents and guardians to check the weather regularly to ensure kiddos are dressed with proper winter wear to stay warm while they play. 
 
In literacy, grade 3s have finished exploring  procedural text and are moving onto graphic novel narratives. Students have prior knowledge of standard narratives so are excited to experience this new genre. Students will be reading a variety and also creating their own. 
 
We have also begun our unit on the Acadians  and students are looking forward to learning about their culture and the many parallels and relationships to the Mi'kmaq. We will be doing some fun craft activities and some exploration through texts and videos. 

That's all for now! Over and out!

Greetings, 

Hello all! I hope everyone is well and prepped for the winter season approaching! Bundle up those kiddos. We are counting down the days until Christmas vacation but that is not stopping us from getting all of our work done. We are approaching the end of the term so students are busy each day with Catch Up and Mustard! Catch Up is where they are finishing up any incomplete work and Mustard is where they get to do some education centres or work on their word work packs. Students are also busy getting their learning collections organized so that they can show their parents/guardians what they have been working on all term. 

Students are excited to go shopping for their families at the Christmas bizarre, which will be coming up soon. Volunteers have bought some amazing gifts for the kids to "shop" for. I would like to take the opportunity to thank those who sent in donations toward this awesome event. Students are also busy practicing for Christmas concert, which will be coming up on December 17th. 

Grade 3s will be doing a Secret Santa exchange in the first or second week of December. Expect a note home about this soon. Gift price maximum cost will be $5 to make it fair for everyone to get equal value gifts. 

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Greetings everyone! Fall is officially in full swing and that means harvest time. I would like to thank all those that bought Nourish Your Roots produce boxes for our school fundraiser. I'm sure you will enjoy the organic goodies that are coming from the valley. The grade 3s had so much fun when we went on our trip to the valley at Noggins Farm. They had fun picking their apples to take home and were allowed to eat as many as they wanted along the way!

 The Grade 3s have been working hard in all aspects of class. We have been working on journal writing and have also been doing lots of word work to help develop spelling skills. Students will be writing a parts of speech poem for Halloween so look forward to seeing those by the end of October. Writing themed poetry is a fun way to learn new concepts. 

I would like to send a shout out to those parents/guardians who have been ensuring that their child has been doing their evening readings and keeping track of them in their reading log. They enjoy picking a prize after 4 entries. Remember to read at least 20 minutes an evening. 

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Greetings from Grade 3! I hope that everyone had an enjoyable summer. The Grade 3s have been so enthusiastic about being back and are eager to learn. For the first week, we are getting acquainted with our new space in our classroom and finding out all the new concepts we will learn this year. We have already started diving into the reading strategies we already have and learning about new ones to help us understand what we are reading on a deeper level. Students have been learning about the structure of a narrative and also about making connections to things they have already experienced. 

Students were also excited to hear that they would not have any homework this year! I am sure parents are just as excited. It's our belief that students work so hard all day in school that after school should be a time to play and hang out with family. The one thing that students will be expected to do each night, for twenty minutes or more, is read either to themselves or with a family member or caregiver. When kids read at home it has a huge impact on their development as a reader and it is also a great way to wind down for the day. Students will be able to choose from the classroom library,  or the book may be chosen by the teacher, to take home; they will "check out" the book and can take another book when that book is returned. Students will be asked to fill out a reading log to keep track of their reading and once 4 days/reading sessions are completed and signed by parent/guardian they will be able to pick a prize from the prize bin! 

We look forward to all of the activities that will be coming up at LSK this year! 

Over and Out!

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