I am very excited to be teaching grade 3 again this year. I have been fortunate enough to meet all my students already and I can't wait to get to know them better. I have almost finished setting up our classroom. I am curious about what we will learn together and how each of them will grow.
If you are coming to our class this year I am curious: What are your hopes and dreams for grade 3?
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.
This month, two elementary teachers in our division came up with an amazing project and it started today! We are excited to be participating in the #eduphotoaday project for May. You can find a link to the blog by clicking here. Our class must take a photo everyday that corresponds with the word of the day. We then take the picture and post it on Instagram, sometimes adding filters or other effects to make the photos look a little more dazzling. Instagram is currently available for smartphones and ipads, and we are using Ms. Nairn's Ipad take our photos and edit them.
Here is a list of each days theme courtesy of the #eduphotoaday blog:
Today's word was Us and after much discussion about what would make an interesting photo, students decided on this to represent us.
If you have an Instagram account of your own you can follow us @msnairnsclass
Today we did science and it was fun. - Paige
In science, all the table groups got tin foil and we had to make the tinfoil into a boat. We had to put pennies in it. We were seeing how many pennies we could put in before the boat sunk. - Sofiya
We put plasticine in water and it sunk the first time because it was in a giant ball. - Cole
When we used the plasticine it was in a ball at first. Then we made it into the shape of a boat, put it in the water and sometimes it sunk. - Grace
At first the plasticine was in the shape of a sphere. Then we made it into a boat, we tested it by sticking it in the water. If it wasn't good enough to float we would give it to the next person. - Madison
When we had the orange , we had to peel it to make it sink. It didn't sink at first, until we peeled it all. - Chloe
When had the orange, we had to peel it so that the air could get out of the peel. Then it sunk. The what happened next, that we had to throw out all of the stuff that peeled off the orange. Then we threw the orange out and dump out the water. - Jearan
We did this experiment so that we could make things that sink float and make things that float sink. - Kylie
Today it was April Fool's Day. We watched about flying penguins. But it was an April Fool's joke. - Kaleigh
We went to gym and we played Frozen Fruit Tag. The teacher in Phys. Ed. calls out fruit the colour of our squads. The colour he calls out are the taggers. Then he calls a different colour (fruit) and those people become the taggers. - Sofiya
On April Fools Day I fooled Vanessa. - Chloe
I fooled my friend Grace. She said "Ack". After Grace fooled me. - Zoe
The flying penguin video did not fool me. At first I thought they could really fly, but then I remembered that penguins can not fly. - Kohen
Yesterday was Easter. - Jason
I tried to April Fool Kohen at lunch. - Ewan
When people fool each other they should say "April Fools" - Nathan