Good afternoon G3 Parents and Families,
Student Conferences Monday 16th May
It was such a pleasure to finally be able to welcome you all on to campus for SLC on Monday. It was very clear that the students thoroughly enjoyed sharing their learning with you all. Thank you!
A quick reminder about the after school programs.
Swim Fun – MONDAYS for Grade 3
The first day of this program is Monday, May 23. Please take note that these swimming pool sessions are for fun with friends. This is not a swim training session.
Basket Fun – Mondays for Grade 3
The first day of this program is Monday, May 23. Students can wear their school uniform and should have sport shoes. Please take note that these sessions are for fun with friends.
Change to ATK testing frequency: No Wednesday ATK testing. KIS community members will only need to submit testing on Sundays as a rule.
This week in U.O.I we looked at- What is energy? Where does it come from?
Students got to look at different types of both renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Then they had to choose one that they were interested in researching further to better understand how it worked. Then they compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages.
Solar energy was popular across the grade and so we decided to conduct an experiment by creating solar ovens to see if we could melt some cheese in a pita pockets. The students really enjoyed it and we had a wide range of results.
We visited EY2 who gave us some wonderful tips building and inspiration for our solar ovens.
This week students learned about collecting and presenting data:
Key questions: What is data? How do we collect it? What are the ways in which we can present it?
- Coming up with their own questions
- Collect data of choice in class – how would you present it?
- Three different alternative ways to present the same data
- Which was most effective & why?
Students continued to work through the units using Wonder Reads in their class reading groups. There will be a combination of reading and writing activities for the students to do. Students will use a range of reading platforms (ORT, library books, Raz, Epic & Newslea) to read for pleasure at an instructional level. Students are encouraged to apply and use reading strategies when reading both independently and with an adult. Students should be reading three Raz books a week.
D.E.A.R on Fridays.
Please find the planner for Term 2 Week 23rd – 27th May at this link.
Students will revisit the word sustainable as they embark on the early research and planning stages of their final task, designing a sustainable home.
The first draft of their Sustainable home design will be on paper. Students will then design their sustainable homes using Minecraft illustrating the need to move towards more sustainable living. Students will design and build a sustainable home on sustainable land to withstand the process of climate change. Students will make design changes as they research the connections with the real world related to the creation of environmentally sustainable homes.
We will be exploring and finding out about our carbon footprint. Students we be able to analyse and reflect their understanding by answering the questions below:
- What is your carbon footprint?
- Why do we need to reduce our carbon footprint?
- What can you do to reduce carbon footprint?
Students will continue to work through the units using Wonder Reads in their class reading groups and D.E.A.R on Fridays.
Students will continue the learning of collecting and presenting data. All Grade 3 Students will complete a set of questions on a google form. Then they will need to collate information into table of results and then create a chart to represent the data
Friday 27th May – Please wear house shirts for house challenge activities
Friday 10th May – Last day of school finishing at 12:oopm
Thank you for your ongoing support and as always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher.
Enjoy the weekend!
Ms. Jen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Marc – email@example.com
Ms. Ronyii – firstname.lastname@example.org