Welcome back! Happy New Year!

Dear Grade Three Families,

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas holiday with your family and friends.

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Christmas holiday is always a nice time to take a break from our usual busy life, to be with our children, our love ones, and to feast on all the delicious food at dinner parties!  May the Year of the Pig bring you peace, happiness, and good health!

Now…back to routine!  Here is a newsletter from earlier this year, as well as our timetable, in case we need a refresher. 🙂  Please also remember to check your Freshgrade App daily for reminders and homework assignments.

2018 – September – newsletter gr3

3C Schedule

Monday Reminders

  1. Read for 20 minutes
  2. Bring a thick plastic bag and wet wipes for tomorrow
  3. French: bring accessories clothing and cue card for presentations tomorrow
  4. Canada Day Spirit Day tomorrow. Come to school in red or white…or both! 🙂
  5. Grade 7s will be selling some of their merchandise tomorrow.  Bring $ (optional)
  6. Camping with Books on Wednesday (students may bring mats or camping chairs)

Monday Reminders

1.Read for 20 minutes

2. Jungle Party reading comprehension due tomorrow

3. French 1)Quiz on body parts tomorrow 2)worksheet pg.15 due tomorrow

4. Twin/Triplet Day tomorrow.

5.$2 Popcorn tomorrow

Special Announcements!

The class redeemed their “cash points” today.  Next Wednesday will be a very exciting day for them!  We will have a “Camping with Books” morning.  I will be setting up the classroom and students can bring camp chairs/blankets to the room for silent reading in the morning.

At 1:00, we will be having a class party with a movie. Children are welcome to bring treats that day and celebrate the end of the year!

Monday Reminders

  1. Read for 20 minutes
  2. Jump Math Pg.169-171 due tomorrow
  3. Metaphor Package (Pg.2) due tomorrow
  4. Ecosystems quiz on Thursday
  5. Confession tomorrow morning.  Catholic students please prepare for it tonight.
  6. French worksheets Pg.60-62 due tomorrow
  7. Edu-pack notice sent home

Today we tried a Mystery Science lesson.

Students learned that by asking the two food chain questions:  “What does it eat?” and “What is it eaten by?,” they can find surprising animals living near them. Hopefully your child will come home curious to flip over a log and look for creatures living nearby!  You can support your child’s curiosity by increasing the odds of them finding some new and interesting creature. If possible, take them to the closest nature preserve, especially anywhere with fallen logs this weekend and let them explore!  Some suggestions are: Stanley Park, Deer Lake Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Lynn Canyon, a park in the neighbourhood or even your own backyard.

I promised students I will send the link of the lesson home so here you go!


The link will expire 10 days from now.  Have fun!




Thursday Reminders

  1. Read for 20 minutes
  2. Alliteration worksheets due Monday (3 sides in total.  Most of the students have completed the first two sides in class and only has the last page to complete for HW)
  3. Food chain activities due Monday
  4. Ecosystems Quiz on Thursday
  5. Fun Day tomorrow.  Noon dismissal
  6. French worksheets Pg.60-62 due on Tuesday

Ecosystems Quiz Guideline:

Students will need to …

  1. Know the difference between abiotic and biotic things in the ecosystem
  2.  Identify the difference between an aquatic ecosystem from a terrestrial ecosystem
  3.  Understand and identify omnivores from carnivores and herbivores
  4. Identify consumers, producers and decomposers in a food chain and explain their roles and importance in the ecosystems
  5. Arrange organisms in a food chain
  6. Share at least one responsibility we have for the environment
  7. Explain how our actions affect the environment

Wednesday Reminders

  1. Read for 20 minutes
  2. Flip-book poetry writing (work on all the parts except for METAPHOR) due tomorrow
  3. Ecosystems Pizza activity due tomorrow (fully coloured and labelled please)
  4. French worksheets Pg. 28-31 due tomorrow