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March 20-24

March 20-24

REMINDERS/NOTES:

Book Fair Week!

No Spelling this week.

 

 

Here is what we are working on this week:

READING:  Making a Personal Connection

-Students will write about what they were thinking and feeling when reading 2 different stories.

-Working on fluency, rereading when we have a sentence or word that has been broken up by our reading.

 

WRITING: Introduction to writing sticks.

Writing with a given character, setting and problem. Students will need to incorporate details to make the story exciting and make sense.

 

MATH: Estimation, adding 3 numbers.

What order do the numbers need to be in when adding more than 2 numbers? How to properly line up the numbers to ensure ones are added with ones, tens with tens and hundreds with hundreds.

We will be looking at how to use estimation to help with Mental Math strategies.

We will continue to use fact practice for adding and subtraction.

 

 

SCIENCE: New Unit! Plant Growth

·        We will be doing an experiment to identify and see how plant parts work together.

·        What are the jobs of each of the 5 parts of a plant? The flowers contain parts to produce seeds. New plants often grow from seeds. Leaves contain a green substance called chlorophyll that traps the energy from the sunlight to make food for the plant. The stem holds the plant up and carries water nad nutrients from the roots to the leaves and can sometimes store food. Roots hold the plant in the ground and absorb water and nutrients.

 SOCIAL: Representations of the Earth

·        Looking at more legends/keys and a compass to answer questions on alternative maps.

 

BLOG TIDBIT QUESTION:  What are the 5 parts of a plant?

March 13-15

March 13-15

Congratulations to Delainey and Elijah for earning their bear! Way to go!

REMINDERS/NOTES:

Wednesday – Beach Day. Dress in your summer gear. Hats, shorts, sunglasses etc. No bathing suits please.

No school Thursday. No School Friday.

No Spelling this week.

The students and I will continue to plan and work on our celebration of learning stations. The date will be Thursday, March 31. 5:00-6:30. This will be a come and go event and will take you approximately 15-20 minutes. See you there!

 

 

Here is what we are working on this week:

READING:  Identifying the difference between our 3 types of connections we can make during reading.

We will play some matching games that will allow us to decide which connection is being described in the paragraph and match it to its connection type.

We will continue to use the writing prompts below when given two texts to build connections between.

This book reminds me of another book because…

This character reminds me of another character in another book because…

Students will be challenged to try to use the author’s message

 

WRITING:

·         February Recount Writing

·         Adding adjectives to our PWIM words.

·         Identifying characters, setting, events/problem in stories.

 

MATH: Subtraction. Making friendly numbers to subtract easily. Please refer to the blue addition/subtraction sheets for any additional information for these subtraction concepts. This particular concept is preparing students for mental math strategies. With lots of drill and practice students should be able to do this in their heads by the end of this unit.

 

·         Grade 2’s – Practice with turning numbers to their nearest ten and subtracting the tens followed by the ones. Sometimes you take away a ten followed by ones Ex: 53-11. 53-10-1.  OR sometimes you change your first number to the closest ten and then subtract tens, followed by ones, then subtract what you added on in step 1. 59-26. 60-20-6, -1.

·         Grade 3 – Grade 3’s will be working on the same concepts as the grade two’s but will be working with 3 digit numbers and turning numbers to nearest tens and sometimes nearest hundred. Ex: 268-101. 270-100-1. -2.

 

SCIENCE: New Unit! Plant Growth

·         Plants come in many different shapes and sizes, but they all have parts that are alike. We will look at the Flowers, seeds, leaves, stem and roots of different plants.

 SOCIAL: Representations of the Earth

·         Using a legend/key and a compass to answer questions about a map.

 

BLOG TIDBIT QUESTION:  What country and continent do we live in?

March 6-10 KINDNESS WEEK

March 6-10

 

REMINDERS/NOTES:

Kindness Week!

Tuesday-Peace Love and Kindness. Dress like a hippie.

Wednesday – Crazy Kindness. Dress with crazy hair.

Wednesday – Skating 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Thursday – Dream of Kindness. Pajama Day.

Thursday – Library Day.

Friday- Superhero kindness. Dress like your favourite superhero.

Friday- Spelling test.

Friday – Book Orders due (sent home on Tuesday).

The students and I will be planning and working on our celebration of learning stations. Mark your calendars to come enjoy some learning! The date will be Thursday, March 31. 5:00-6:30. This will be a come and go event and will take you approximately 15-20 minutes. Please stay tuned for more information as the date gets closer. THANKS!

 

 

Here is what we are working on this week:

READING:  Text to Text connections.

This book reminds me of another book because…

This character reminds me of another character in another book because…

Reviewing deeper connections vs. surface level connections.

Long u words.

Building fluency and comprehension with reading strategy of skipping words and rereading sentence to create smooth flow of reading.

WRITING:

·        Kindness Writing

·        February Recount Writing

·        PWIM sentences and paragraph writing

 

MATH: Subtraction. Count back, count on, take away 10/100.

·        Grade 2’s – Practice and learning when it is best to use count back/count on subtraction strategy.

·        Grade 3 – reviewing count back/count on subtraction strategy. Working on subtracting 10’s and 100’s.

 

SCIENCE: New Unit! Plant Growth

·        Introduction to plant growth and changes

 SOCIAL: Representations of the Earth

·        Reviewing legends/keys and making a map of our school and classroom.

 

BLOG TIDBIT QUESTION:  What are the 4 directions we use on a compass?

Spelling test:

 

TEST 14

LONG U

March 10

       

cue

cue

beautiful

geranium

hue

hue

costume

knew

blue

blue

spruce

juvenile

glue

glue

amuse

usually

true

true

flute

 
 

clue

droop

 
 

due

school

 
 

use

drew

 
 

Sue

threw

 
 

flue

into

 

February 13-17

February 13-17

 

REMINDERS/NOTES:

*Tuesday – Valentine’s Day. Anti-bullying day. Pink Day. Valentine’s celebration. Only those on the treat committee to bring snacks (please). Wear Pink. Bring Valentines Cards.

*Thursday Library day

*Thursday – going sledding (across the street). Weather permitting. Please make sure your child has their ski pants.

*Friday – spelling test

 *No school next week. Have a great holiday.

*No blog the following week.

 

Here is what we are working on this week:

READING:  Text to Text connections.

We will read 4 different books. Students will be asked what part of the text reminded them of a different text.

Read a book about 100 day. Making connections about our 100 day activities.

Read books about Valentines day.

Valentines chapter books introduction.

 

WRITING:

·         We will be finishing our snowglobe writing.

·         We will be writing about being 100 years old. Planning ahead with adjectives, verbs, nouns and learning interesting vocabulary (retirement, senior citizen, ederly etc.)

·         We will be writing about kindness and sharing our opinions about how anti-bullying day and Valentines day.

·         Finish our January recount writing.

 

MATH: Addition Strategies. Doubles, doubles plus 1, making 10. Introduction to Add 9.

·         Grade 2’s – using all strategies to solve math problems related to 100 day and Valentines day. Using new addition strategy of adding 10 and taking away 1 when you add 9.

·         Grade 3 – using all strategies to solve math problems related to 100 day and Valentines day. Using new addition strategy of adding 10 and taking away 1 when you add 9. We will begin to look at subtraction questions that are related to.

 

SCIENCE: Structures and Materials Review

·         Wrapping up our structures units by building our

 SOCIAL: Representations of the Earth

·         Looking at globes and legends/keys.

 

BLOG TIDBIT QUESTION:  NO BLOG TIDBIT THIS WEEK.

Spelling List: long o

 

TEST 12

LONG O

Feb 17

       

low

owl

spoke

 

bow

howl

close

overrated

mow

gown

golden

controversy

row

down

goal

aerobics

tow

clown

window

obnoxious

 

brown

overcoat

 

 

low

pillow

 

 

slow

slowly

 

 

show

uphold

 

 

snow

voltage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 6-10

February 6-10

Congratulations to Aaliyah for earning her bear accessories.

 

REMINDERS/NOTES:

*Tuesday Library day 7th

*Froyo on Wednesday February 8th.

*Wednesady Feb 8th – Candy Guess $1/1 guess, $2/3 guesses.

*Wednesday Feb 8th Mr.Penney will be coming in to begin a Friendship Unit with our class.

*Thursday No School – See you at your scheduled conference time.

*Friday No School (PD day for teachers).

* We will be creating a 100 day project on Monday February 13th!!! Your child will need to bring materials to school to build a bridge out of 100 pieces. Students will be planning their bridge with their groups on Tuesday February 7th and Wednesday February 8th. They will need to collectively bring 100 things. The students are responsible for choosing the materials and deciding how much  of each material they need to bring, making sure they do not go over 100 pieces in total. Material examples pipe cleaners, q tips, toothpicks, lego, popsicle sticks, clothespins etc.

*Next week is our Valentines day celebration (Tuesday 14th). Reminders for treat committee will be sent out later this week.

*No spelling test this week.

Here is what we are working on this week:

READING:  We will be reading 2 different stories. Students will be introduced to text to text connections and will learn how to identify how one story can remind them of another story/movie.

 

WRITING:

·         Exploring suffixes. What rules are there when adding ed to the end of words? Example: play – played               jump – jumped         catch – caught             swim – swam     lie – lied

·         We will continue to write our snowglobe stories, including editing them.

·         We will begin writing our January recount stories.

 

MATH: Addition Strategies. Doubles, doubles plus 1, making 10.

            Making 10. Ten is a friendly number and makes it much easier to add with when we get into higher double/triple digit adding. Students will be practicing the making 10 math facts with cards, number charts, dice and workbooks.

SCIENCE: Structures and Materials Review

·         We will be examining the wheels and axels of toy cars and discussing how they help with structures.

 SOCIAL: Representations of the Earth

·         We will continue to look at directions N, E, S, W, and identify them on different maps. We will also map out our classroom and give oral directions to our partners.

 

BLOG TIDBIT QUESTION:  List 2 making 10 math facts. (example 10+0=10)

January 30-February 3

January 30-February 3

Congratulations to Reese and Ryan for earning their bear!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the trade show to support the playground fundraiser for the new Plainsview School. It was nice to see so many faces!

We are so happy to welcome a new grade three student to our classroom. Welcome, Serena.

REMINDERS/NOTES:

*Book orders due Tuesday January 31

*Library Day Thursday Feb 2nd

*Groundhog Day Thursday February 2nd. Wear blue/white if you think spring will ‘come in like a lion’ and be a late winter or wear orange/green if you think spring will ‘come in like a lamb’ and it will be an early spring.

*Spelling test on Friday.

*100 day project homework and ideas will be coming home later this week. More information will also be in next week’s blog.

Here is what we are working on this week:

READING:  More in depth connections. Adding details to our connections.

·        Grade 2’s – Adding details to our connections. Explain the 5 W’s with your connection.

 

·        Grade 3’s – Deep connections with lots of details.

 

·        Groundhog day reading. Predictions for spring. Connections with groundhog’s day, early spring/late winter, ‘come in like a lion’ or ‘come in like a lamb’ connections.

 

WRITING:

·        Exploring suffixes. What rules are there when adding ed to the end of words? Example: play – played       jump – jumped catch – caught swim – swam       lie – lied

·        We will be reading the book “Snowglobe Family” and using all of the skills taught so far (in visualization and predicting) to create a writing piece: “What if I was stuck in a snow globe”. We will practice our paragraph skills and spelling patterns.

·        Groundhog day writing.

 

MATH: Addition Strategies. Doubles, doubles plus 1, making 10.

·        Grade 2’s – Fact practice with making ten and doubles.

·        Grade 3 – Fact practice with make ten (and making tens with double digits) and doubles.

SCIENCE: Structures and Materials Review

·        Review wheels, axels.

·        Discuss what levers are.

 SOCIAL: Representations of the Earth

·        Working on directions. North East South West. Reading the directions on a map.

 

BLOG TIDBIT QUESTION:  What celebration is on February 2nd?

Spelling List: long o

LIST 1

LIST 2

LIST 3

LIST 3

nose

nose

vote

BONUS

hose

rose

explode

WORDS

rose

hose

stove

 

pose

bone

know

cocoa

cone

cone

coat

shadow

 

pole

toast

tomorrow

 

hole

shadow

protein

 

note

pillow

 

 

broke

revolt

 

 

smoke

thunderbolt

 

January 23-26

January 23-26

Congratulations to Elijah and Lennyn for earning their bear accessories.

REMINDERS/NOTES:

*Raffle tickets sold Monday – Thursday for ShineOn Fundraiser.

*Grade 3 last Swimming classes Tues 24th, Thurs 26th –Don’t forget swimsuit and towel.

*Froyo on Wednesday January 25th

* No school on Friday January 27th.

*No spelling this week.

*Reminder that there were free tickets given to the UofR basketball game for this Sat Jan 28th. Please return them if you are not planning on using them.

*Reminder that there will be a Trade Show this Sat Jan 28th to fundraise money for the Plainsview School Playground. (I will be attending the Trade Show as a vendor. Come by and say hello!).

Here is what we are working on this week:

READING:  Investigating Text-to-Self Connections.

Text-to-self connections should identify 3 things. 1-what part in the story was the “trigger”. 2-what it reminded the student of. 3-Some sort of emotional connection (It was fun. I was excited. It was so funny. Etc.)

·         Grade 2’s – Discuss and identify a connection and trigger.

 

·         Grade 3’s – Discuss and identify a deep connection, trigger and include an emotional connection.

 

WRITING:

·         Exploring suffixes. What rules are there when adding ing to the end of words? Example: take – taking            swim – swimming       think – thinking           lie – lieing

 

·         PWIM – sorting our PWIM sentences.

Turning our PWIM sentences into paragraphs – remembering paragraphs have 3-5 sentences and keep to one idea.

 

MATH: Addition Strategies. Doubles, doubles plus 1, making 10.

·         Grade 2’s – Doubles addition strategy practice. Grade 2’s are continuing to practice their doubles facts. We are working on using the facts as a strategy.6+7=? 6+6=12 so 1 more is 13. Therefore 6+7=13.

-We will also look at the facts to make ten and work on memorizing these.

·         Grade 3 – Doubles addition strategy practice. Grade 3’s are continuing to practice their doubles facts. We are working on using the facts as a strategy for addition (1 or 2 more) and subtraction (1 less). Example: 8+9=? 8+8=16 therefore one more is 17. 8+9=17. OR 9+9=18 therefore 1 less is 17. 9+8=17.

-we will also look at the facts to make ten and work on memorizing these and identify how these help with double digit addition.

 

SCIENCE: Structures and Materials Review

·         We will be identifying ties and struts on a variety of structures. Reviewing struts: if a structure is being squeezed and it pushes back in the opposite direction, it is in compression and the strut helps resist the compression. Reviewing ties: When gravity pulls downward and an object is pulling the structure upward it is in tension. This is a tie.

·         Students will be introduced to the differences between a structure and its mechanical parts. Wheels, axels and chassis.

 SOCIAL: Representations of the Earth

·         Continuing to look at legends and identify what they are telling us.

·         Comparing Regina, Saskatchewan to Minot, North Dakota. What are some similarities/differences? What continent do they belong to? What country do they belong to? What is a province? What is a state?

 

BLOG TIDBIT QUESTION:  A text-to-self connection should identify how many things?

January 16-20

January 16-20

Hooray for warmer days! Congratulations to Teya, Jorie and Syla for earning their bear den.

Congrats to Brody for earning his bear!

REMINDERS/NOTES:

*Library on Monday Jan.16th

*Grade 3 Swimming Tues 17th, Thurs 19th –Don’t forget swimsuit and towel.

*Bake Sale Wednesday January 18th. All items are $1.

*If you have any (old) maps or atlas’ at home please feel free to send them to school with your child. THANK YOU.

* First term spelling test on Friday January 20th. 2 words from each list (since November 25th).

*Please watch for information this week regarding MacNeill’s Uof R basketball fundraiser (raffle baskets) and ticket’s for sale for our ShineOn fundraiser.

Here is what we are working on this week:

READING: Making Connections in the stories we read. There are 3 different types of connections. Text-to-self, Text-to-world, Text-to-text.

Text-to-self connections should identify 3 things. 1-what part in the story was the “trigger”. 2-what it reminded the student of. 3-Some sort of emotional connection (it was fun. I was excited. It was so funny. Etc.)

·         Grade 2’s – Developing text-to-self connections in a story they read and a story being read to them.

 

·         Grade 3’s – Identifying surface level vs. deeper level connections. How can we change a surface level connection to a deeper level connection? Developing deep level text-to-self connections in a story they read and a picture they see.

Connections:

 (surface level) When Katie was playing soccer it reminded me of soccer and I like to play soccer.  

(deeper level) When Katie was playing soccer she kicked the ball really hard and it went over the net. This reminded me of a time that I kicked the ball really hard in soccer and it went off the field and one of the parents had to go get it. It was embarrassing.

 

WRITING: We will be

1.      PWIM – sorting our PWIM sentences. Making connections to the sentences.

2.      RECOUNT – writing our good copies of our December recount.

3.      NEW YEAR GOALS – We will continue to work on our goals.

 

MATH: Focus on Addition Strategies (doubles, ten is a friendly number) and work on number problems. We are subitizing. Subitizing is looking at a group of dots and seeing the numbers rather than counting numbers.

·         Grade 2’s – Number facts to 18. What numbers are added together to make 10.

-          Work on Number problems to 18.

·         Grade 3 – Relating addition and subtraction facts. Example : 6, 4, 10. 6+4=10, 4+6=10, 10-6=4, 10-4=6.    10

         6             4

            -Work with number problems with numbers to 100 (doubles strategy, near doubles, make ten strategy).

SCIENCE:

·         Increasing Stability in structures. The triangle shape can make structures stronger. You can add width and mass to the base to increase stability. You can strengthen structures by materials and layers.

·         We will look at some different pictures of roofs and identify ties and struts. Strong beams called struts support a heavy load. We say that struts are used to resist compression. Ties are in tension (prevent the base of the roof from being pulled apart).

 SOCIAL: Representations of the Earth

·         Looking at different maps of Canada and Saskatchewan. Identifying Regina. Looking at legends and discovering what a legend represents.

PHYS.ED:

·         Introduction to retrieving (catching).

BLOG TIDBIT QUESTION:  How many types of connections can you make when reading?

Spelling List:

This list is compiled of 2 words from each week’s spelling test since November 18th. They were handed out Monday morning and we have spent some time going over the words and studying. Please review these words with your child at home.

LIST 1

LIST 2

LIST 3

LIST 3

take

shake

lightning

BONUS

need

brain

fright

WORDS

see

keep

believe

 

mice

green

street

estimation

time

clean

maintain

hemisphere

 

dream

against

spherical

 

wipe

flight

typhoon

 

bike

divide

 

 

hide

squeak

 

 

shine

shriek

 

January 9-13

January 9-13

Welcome back!

 

REMINDERS/NOTES:

*Library on Wednesday Jan.11th

*Froyo on Wednesday Jan. 11th

*Grade 3 Swimming Tues 10th, Thurs 12th –Don’t forget swimsuit and towel.

* Spelling Test on Friday.

*First term spelling test on Friday January 20th. 2 words from each list (since November 25th). Comprehensive list will go home on Friday.

 

Here is what we are working on this week:

READING: We will continue to explore the reading strategy Chunky Monkey. We will work on long i reading rules. We will be begin to Make Connections in our reading.

·         Grade 2’s – How does making connections help us understand the story?

 

·         Grade 3’s – How does making connections help us understand the story? What is the difference between a surface level and deeper level connection?

 

WRITING:

1.      PWIM – sorting out PWIM words and developing sentences.

2.      RECOUNT – writing our December recount. Choosing one event and specific details about that event to construct our paragraphs with. (Grade 2’s – 2 paragraphs plus introduction) (Grade 3’s – 3 paragraphs plus an introduction and conclusion).

3.      NEW YEAR GOALS – Students will be working on goals to present to you at conferences.

 

MATH: Pattern Review and introduction to Addition Strategies

·         Grade 2’s – Comparing increasing patterns. Pattern review. Doubles addition strategy. Grade 2’s are expected to have doubles from 1-6 memorized so they become a quick fact. Example: 1+1=2, 2+2=4, 3+3=6, 4+4=8, 5+5=10, 6+6=12

·         Grade 3 – Decreasing patterns. Decreasing pattern rules. Pattern review. Doubles addition strategy. Grade 3’s are expected to have doubles from 1-10 memorized so they become a quick fact. Example: 1+1=2, 2+2=4, 3+3=6, 4+4=8, 5+5=10, 6+6=12, 7+7=14, 8+8=16, 9+9=18, 10+10=20.

 

SCIENCE: Structures and Materials Review

·         Making a structure balanced. When you change where the load on a structure is placed, you may need to change the supports in the base of the structure.

·         Forces: Forces are pushes or pulls. Some forces cause objects to move. Others cause objects to change shape.

 SOCIAL: Representations of the Earth

·         Investigating globes, maps and photographs to identify Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

PHYS.ED:

·         Positive sportsmanship in a variety of games.

·         Review Throwing.

BLOG TIDBIT QUESTION:  What is a force?

Spelling List:

 

LIST 1

LIST 2

LIST 3

LIST 3

wide

ride

desire

BONUS

hide

wide

divide

WORDS

tide

hide

provide

 

side

tide

pie

resign

time

slide

tries

dynamite

 

time

delight

surprise

 

shine

flight

typhoon

 

nine

right

 

 

mine

high

 

         

 

 

 

December 19th-21st

December 19th-21st

More exciting things happening this week. Happy holidays to everyone. Stay warm and safe.

Congratulations to Brody for earning his bear accessories. Congratulations to Miley for earning her bear birth certificate and bear den. Congratulations to Syla and Omri for earning their bear.

REMINDERS/NOTES:

Monday 19th:

*Library Books returned. No books will be taken out.

            * Sparkle Day (spirit day).

*Special Lunch date with the Table/Pod winners. Congratulations Omri, Teya, Sofy and Anderson.

*Gingerbread House building

Tuesday 20th :

*Classroom celebration/Grinch Day. Wear green if you can.

*Christmas Sweater/Sock Day

*Hot chocolate & Candy cane sale - $1 (morning recess only for our class)

Wednesday 21st :

*PJ day.

*Dismissal at 2:30

*No school until Thursday January 5th. Happy Holidays.

*A special Winter Break Challenge will be sent home with your child this week. This challenge is not meant to be daunting, serious, or involve a lot of rules. Rather, the goal is to keep students reading and writing in FUN ways. From reading in your PJs to sending an email to me, I have included many opportunities for your family to ‘sneak’ in some literacy moments.

As your child completes each challenge, have him or her place a check in the box. Is it okay if your students decides to skip a challenge? Absolutely! At the end of the break, please sign the bottom of your student’s Challenge Calendar and return it to school. We will celebrate those who accepted the winter challenge the first week back!

I hope you and your family find these activities simple and fun moments in your Winter Break. Best wishes for a wonderful few weeks!

 

 

Here is what we are working on this week:

READING/WRITING:

The Grinch theme: Reading “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” and completing many spelling, reading and writing activities.

We will continue to work on our Christmas novel studies.

 

MATH: Christmas math activities (place value review -colour by number, introduction to addition and subtraction –Christmas trees, problem solving skills and graphing – task cards.

SCIENCE: Christmas Tree Challenge! We will be building Christmas Trees out of tooth picks and gumdrops. Students will work in partners to build a stable Christmas tree. Groups are to work together using only the provided materials to create the tallest Christmas tree possible, but also remembering how to create a stable structure.

 

SOCIAL: Christmas Around the World

·         We will complete our traveling around the world package.

PHYS.ED:

·         Due to the short week, there is no Phys Ed Class this week. Weather permitting, we may head outside to build snow castles.

BLOG TIDBIT QUESTION: no question this week.

Spelling List:

No Spelling until January 

December 12-16th

December 12-16th

Thank you for all the kind words and well wishes. I am VERY happy to be back. This week is FULL of exciting things. There will be notes coming home later this week to explain some of the upcoming events in more detail.

REMINDERS/NOTES:

*Library Monday December 12th

*Tuesday 13th is Christmas concert. 145pm and 6:45pm at Rosewood Alliance Church. Students do not need to wear specific clothing (as per instructed by Mrs.Adam).

*Wednesday 14th FROYO

*Thursday 15th is our Science Center Field Trip with the 3 other grade 3 classes. Please remember to bring a paper bag lunch. Thank you to our parent volunteers.

*Friday 16th If you ordered Oranges they will be ready for pick up on Friday between 2:30-4:30

*Reminder that table points will end this Friday. The table that has the most points will win a lunch date with me for Monday. Points are very close…keep working hard everyone. A new seating plan and start of table points will begin in January.

*Next week Monday December 19th we will be making gingerbread houses. Stay tuned for more information.

*Next week we will be having a GRINCH themed day on Tuesday December 20th. Stay tuned for more information.

*Tuesday December 20th will be our classroom celebration. This is a friendly reminder to those students who are on snack/treat/drink duty for our Christmas celebration. Sadie, Omri, Anderson, Elijah, Dane, Sofy, Delainey, Lennyn, Kavleen.

Congratulations to Omri for earning his bear, Brody for earning his bear accessories and to Rachel for earning her bear den. Way to go everyone.

 

 

Here is what we are working on this week:

READING/WRITING:

-Christmas Novel Study. Students will be reading levelled Christmas novels and completing questions and activities on their novel.

-We will be reading “Santa got Stuck”. Students will be brainstorming and writing ways to help Santa if he were to get stuck in their chimney.

MATH: Christmas Patterns, numbers, adding and subtracting introduction/candy cane patterns

·         Grade 2’s – Number patterns, skip counting patterns, Christmas patterns.

·         Grade 3 – Decreasing patterns, Christmas patterns.

SCIENCE: New unit – Structures and Materials.

·         We will:  1-review our paper towers from last week 2-visit the Science center including attending a Nature vs Builder workshop. 3-brainstorm a plan to build a gingerbread house with our knowledge about building a strong base and how to increase the stability with materials and specific shapes.

 SOCIAL: Christmas Around the World

·         We will be “traveling” the world learning about how different countries/cultures celebrate Christmas. This week we will see Australia, Germany, England, Mexico, Italy, France and Sweden. We will read and learn about Israel and Russian with our grade 7/8 buddies and complete a craft.

PHYS.ED:

·         Positive sportsmanship in a variety of games.

BLOG TIDBIT QUESTION: List one country that we will “travel” to this week.

Spelling List:

No Spelling until January J

December 5th-9th