In one week, I will be meeting our new class of grade 3 students. I have been working hard to prepare our classroom and get things organized. I would like to say hello to any students who are exploring our class blog. This year we will use it to share our learning and connect with others. I am curious to know, what is one thing you are looking forward to this school year? Could be a subject, or a friend, or a book and anything at all. Let me know by replying in the comments.
Welcome to the students who will soon be joining our class room in grade 3 and 4!
I have been spending this past few weeks planning our year and preparing for the new year. Our classroom is almost ready and I can't wait to get to know all the students in my class this year. I am wondering how my students spent their summer?
The first few days of set up.
Our class all set up.
The room is looking good.
Our class library.
What are you looking forward to the most this new school year? Put your answer in the comment section below and don't forget to only use your first name for privacy.
We had to make a AB pattern and then we had to make a second one with the same colours. I switched the last block with the first block - Johnny
We made different patters. - Demitrius
We made an array - Melvin
We made an increasing pattern by 2s. - Shaira
Today we figured out all the ways to complete the equation 2 x 5 =
some of the idea we had were 5+5, 20/2, 40/4, 1 x 10, 5 + 6 -1, 110 /11
We figured out many others, but we know there are more. - Demitrius & Class
We are learning about division. - Erika
This week we have been learning about Manitoba. - Kayla
Winnipeg is the largest city and the capital of Manitoba. Our provincial bird is the Great Grey Owl - Demitrius & Kaden
The animals on our coat of arms are the beaver, bison, unicorn and horse. - Ella
Our provincial flower is the Prairie Crocus. - Gordie
Yesterday we had a scavenger hunt to find out thins about Manitoba. We used the internet to find the information. - Kaden
We had pink shirt day on Wednesday. Two people from Engery106 came to talk to us about Bullying and kindness. - Gaby
Next week we have Spirit Week. On Monday we have Backwards day, Tuesday is Hat Day. - Dante
During Spirit week, on the announcements we have to figure out who is mooing a song and what the song is. - Erika
This week we came back from Spring Break. - Johnny
Today our gymnastics kids are performing their routines and some skills. - Emma
The Jets made it to the playoffs! - Tristan
We have been learning about poetry. One of the poets we have been learning about is Shel Silverstein. - Joyce
Yesterday we watched a video that connected to Shel Silversteins poem - Where the Sidewalk Ends. - - Ella
We watched a video about the poem Invitation. - Demitrius
If you know anything about Manitoba, feel free to tell us in the comments. - Emma
For the last week, in science, we have been making posters about objects that use light. - Kaden, Nyla
We found the information on how our objects worked on the computer, Ipads and books. - Erika
We are planning making things that reflect light this week.- Johnny
Some of the things that we are making are: periscopes, kaleidoscopes, a magic trick and a camera. - Joyce
Last week we made dotted Australian Aboriginee art with Mrs. Westmacott. - Gordie, Joyce
We also made Northern and Southern light art with Ms. Westmacott. - Emma
We started writing and typing our legends. - Ella
Some of us are going to the tumbling rally on Monday, March 16th in the evening. - Gaby
In one of our dances we are doing, when we wave our hands in the air, we say "Harold Hatcher" to show our school spirit. - Kayla
We added to our something to one of our routines. - Erika
The people in the back get to wave ribbons. - Savannah
For the tumbling rally we are practicing our warm-up routine and our real routine. - Nyla
We made maple taffy. We made it with snow and maple syrup. It was sweet and delicious. It was really sticky. We learned about sap, syrup and what tools they used to get the sap out of the trees. The sap in Maple trees is the sweetest. It is so sweet that you don't have to add any sugar to it. In Birch bark and Evergreen trees the sap is not that sweet. You need 40 liters of sap to make 1 liter of syrup. In the past, when Aboriginal people collected sap, they would only get 4 - 6 liters of sap a day, so it took longer to get enough for maple syrup. - Melvin, Kaden, Emma, Nyla, Kayla, Savannah, Demitrius, Erika, Dante
We looked at snow sculptures. There was one shaped like two big hands. Different sculptures were created by different groups from different countries, provinces and territories. There was a snow sculpture that was shaped like a gas station. Another one was shaped like Bugs Bunny and a cowboy. They carved them out of really big snow blocks. - Johnny, Joyce, Ella, Dante, Savannah
We made dolls and rainbow pompoms using yarn. There were lots of bright colours of yarn. We also made bracelets out of paper. Some people made origami foxes. - Alexa, Althea, Erika, Demitrius, Emma, Elijah
At the end of the day we went sledding.The sleds were long. They could fit up to four people - but only two people were allowed. There was a very big line and the hill was very steep. - Connor, Kaden, Tristan, Kayla
Ms. Nairn took a hundred pictures- check back to see them soon.
We are celebrating I Love to Read Week this week. - Eliott
We had Wacky Day yesterday, and we also had Beach Day. - Nyla
For this week there is a tipi in the library - Emma
We are celebrating Valentine's Day at school, today. - Dante
Everyone handed out Valentine cards and put them in bags that we decorated. - Demitrius
We are having our Valentine's party at the end of the day. - Tristan
One of the Transcona Railers came to read to us today. - Elijah
We learned two songs that were sung by the voyageurs. - Erika
We are going to Festival du Voyageur next week. - Emma
This week we made art with Ms. Westmacott. - Savannah
We are studying Australia and Nunavut in social studies. - Ella
With Mrs. Wyche we made flags to represent Australia & the North. - Gaby
We are learning about legends from Australia and the North. - Joyce
This week we were learning about groups of three in math. - Kaden
In Phys. Ed. we are learning how to play Basketball. - Kayla
In music we have to work on our music books, before our test. We get one class to study and then we will write our test. Once we have finished our test, we will go back to learning recorder. - Tristan
We are creating art work about the Artic. We painted Artic landscapes with water colours on special water colour paper. The art was inspired by the artist Ted Harrison, a Canadian artist.
Today we learned about self talk with Mrs. Burns. It is where a voice appears in your head and talked to you. Sometimes it is a negative talk and sometimes it is positive talk. We made a list of things you can tell yourself if the talk is negative.
We are reading a book called Sideways Stories from Wayside School. We are on chapter 9. Each chapter is about a different character. We learned that the fasted draw meant that they were the fasted drawer (on paper) in the school, the name was Bebe Gunn. Their school was suppose to be one storey high and 30 classrooms, but instead they made it 30 storeys with 1 classroom per floor. But it is actually 29 because there is no 19th floor. There was also coaster about a teacher who would wiggle her ears and turn kids into apples (don't worry they were turned back into kids).