Individual Speech Arts

Dear 3W Families,

The 3W students did an excellent job today at Mass. Those that were not reading were very supportive and our readers received a lot of compliments from other staff members.¬† I’m very proud of them. ūüôā

Clarification on Individual Speech Arts

We will be doing our in class Speech Arts Festival on Thursday, Feb. 2nd.  I will be making hot chocolate and cookies for the students to make it an informal and  fun presentation experience for the them.  Students in 3W will be reciting their Bible readings, Prose passages or poems even if they are not planning to compete.

Miss Kim and I will then count how many students we have in total for each category, and choose 4 -5 students per category, per grade, not class.  This means that only 2-3 students will be selected from each class to compete in the SFX Individual Speech Arts which will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8th.   Individuals Speech Arts are in the morning and the group (class) speech arts is in the afternoon, from 1pm.

To summarize:

Feb. 2 (Thursday) – Individual Speech Arts in 3W

Feb. 8 (Wednesday) – SFX Individual Speech Arts (AM), SFX Group Speech Arts (PM)

Guidelines to Individual Speech Arts

  1. Bible and Prose readings do not have to be memorized. Actions and props are NOT allowed.

2. Students doing the Bible Reading should prepare all 3 readings. The judge will select one and have the student read/recite.

3.Students doing the Prose select ONE and practice that prose only.

4. Students doing Poetry need to have the poem memorized. Actions and props are NOT allowed.  Poems are not allowed.

Students will be given time to practice in class.  I will also be helping them.  Please let me know if you have any other questions.

-Miss Wong


Mass tomorrow

Dear 3W Families,

3W will be leading Mass tomorrow (9am Mass).

In order for us to get ready, I would like to ask all the 3W students to meet me at the gym at 8:40am (5 minutes earlier than the usual time).

Students that are greeting, reading and offering will need to be in full regular uniform and in black dress shoes. (They will have time to change into their P.E. uniform at recess.)  If you cannot drive your child to school by 8:40am, then please walk your child to church or ask another teacher to take him/her with them.

Thank you for your support!

-Miss Wong

Individual Speech Arts

Dear Parents of 3W,

The 3W students have been busy preparing for the Speech Arts Festival!¬† Please download the form –>¬†¬†Speech Arts letter¬†to indicate¬†whether your child will be competing in the Individual Speech Arts Festival.¬† The categories are:

  • Bible Reading (passages given)
  • Poetry (free choice)
  • Prose (passages given)

As part of our term 2 Language Arts, I will have ALL students prepare to read and recite a Prose passage or a poem of their choice (Published poems only).  This will be a good practice for the students to practice public speaking skills.  Students will not be graded on their individual oral component.  Participation is the key.

There will be an in-class presentation date (which is to be determined).  The top finalists who want to compete in the SFX Speech Arts will be determined depending on how many students are in each category per class.

We will be very busy practicing for the choric drama for the next couple of weeks.¬† The strategies we learn in class about engaging the voice will apply for Prose and Poetry.¬† Parents are strongly encouraged to help students prepare for their individual reading for the class.¬† The passages for the Prose and Bible Reading can be found¬†here –>¬†Speech Arts 2017.

Thank you for your support!

Miss Wong

Spelling (Jan.10th)

Spelling Patterns

/er/ /ur/ /ear/ /or/ /ir/
1.serve 5.turns 9.learn 17.girls
2.herds 6.purr 10.earn 14.word 18.first
3.perch 7.nurse 11.pears 15.worth 19.firm
4.nervous 8.purse 12.bear 16.torch 20.birthday

Choric Speech – Moira’s Birthday

Hello 3W,

Thank you to those of you who practiced over the holidays in preparation for Speech Arts.  Students in 3W will be expected to have most of the lines memorized by January 13th.  We will be presenting in the Choric Drama category.

Yesterday, we practiced together as class and went over the maximum time limit for Choric Drama.  Therefore, I revised some of the lines last night.  Students received the hard copy today.  For a soft copy, please download it here. moiras-birthday-revised

** Reading packages and information for Individual Speech Arts will be posted once I’ve received a copy.

Thank you for your understanding. ūüôā

Happy New Year 3W Families!

Dear 3W Families,

Happy New Year!  I cannot believe 2017 is already here and we are going back to school tomorrow.  I hope you all had a fun-filled winter break.

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the 3W families for showing¬†up right before the break for the birthday surprise. ¬†Thank you for taking the time off to celebrate with me and special thanks to the parents for organizing and preparing for the surprise. You definitely made my day!¬† I am extremely blessed and this birthday was the most¬†memorable birthday of my life. God bless you all. :’)

January will be a very busy month for 3W as we have 2 workshops, a Class Mass, as well as preparation for Speech Arts presentations.

Please go through this month’s newsletter¬†for important dates and reminders!

Thank you.  See you all tomorrow.

-Miss Wong

Plans for this week :)

Hello 3W parents,

It was really nice to be able to talk to you about your wonderful children¬†last Thursday. ¬†Thank you so much for taking the time off to meet with me and being so accommodating to all the changes. A special thanks to Nancy for organizing a schedule for everyone the night before the conference. ūüôā

This week will be a very busy week for the Grade 3s.

Christmas Party (Thursday, December 15th)

We will be having our Christmas party this coming Thursday at 11:15 am. Children¬†are ¬†welcomed to bring snacks for the class to share.¬†Leana’s mom has kindly ¬†offered to provide chow mein, chicken and cake to celebrate Leana’s birthday that day. ¬†There should be enough food for the children. ¬†So unless your child prefers something else, there’s no need to pack a lunch that day!

Christmas Play (Friday, December 16th)

The play will take place at 11am this coming Friday, December 16th.

Friendly Costume Reminders

Elves: Sweaters and pants in Christmas colours or stripy patterns (red, green, white,).  Paper elf hats provided

Mrs. Claus: red sweater, red dress, black shoes (glasses provided)

Angels: costumes provided, black dress shoes

Shepherds: costumes provided, navy pants (regular school uniform) and black shoes

Mary: costume provided, black dress shoes

If you have any questions, please write me a note in your child’s planner or send me an e-mail. Thank you! =)



Spelling (Dec.6th)

Hello 3W!

The spelling quiz will be on Tuesday (Dec. 13th) instead of our usual Monday next week.

Spelling Pattern:  /are/, /air/ and /ear/

/are/ /are/ /ear/ /air/
mare square bear stairs
share beware wear chairs
dares rare pears pairs
glare blare tear* fair
hare     haircut
bare     /ODD BALL/ –> ***their