Good afternoon G3 Parents and Families,
This week we had the first opportunity for students to share their own organisations, which they have been working on for the past two weeks, with peers from Grade 3. This was a wonderful chance for students to try out their plan of sharing their vision, mission and inspiration for their club. Furthermore, students have been reflecting on this experience and considering what went well and how they can improve on their presentation ready for welcoming students from Grade 2 and 4 next week, virtually.
We can’t believe that we are approaching the final week of our first term in Grade 3, it has been a rollercoaster ride of a journey and we very much look forward to what we hope to be a more ‘normal’ term 2. There is much to celebrate and congratulate our students for this term and we plan to do this through class parties next week.
Class parties will include a range of activities in the classroom, socially distanced, along with some party food that students are welcome to bring from home for students in their group (21 students in group 1 & 20 students in group 2). We must ask that any snacks or drinks that are provided from home are individually wrapped to remain within our covid requirements and strictly cannot contain nuts. Students are also welcome to wear home clothes on the day of their party, this will be Tuesday 14th December for group 1 and Friday 17th December for Group 2. We have also planned some whole grade, festive fun on Wednesday to ensure that students in Group 3 are also able to enjoy the celebrations. Unfortunately, parents are still unable to access the school campus but we will be sure to take lots of photos to share with you in our final blog post of 2021, next Friday.
We also have our annual Christmas Giving Tree up and running this week, please see the poster attached for more information and please let us know if you have any questions about any of the above.
Here you can find the overview for next week and resources: Here
Please find the planner for Week 18– December 13th – 17th – at this link.
Students will be using their reflections and feedback from their peers last week to make any last minute adjustments to improve their presentations.
Reading we have a special last week and holiday project on Seesaw where students will learn about Winter Holidays around the world as they work through the different holidays. In addition to the weekly Wednesday Podcasts Grandpa’s Globe and the Two Princes.
Students will apply their skills and understanding of number concepts explored this term to solve a range of problems, puzzles and challenges.
Vocabulary Acquisition – students focusing on reading for meaning and noticing any new or unfamiliar vocabulary as they read. Using tools such as a thesaurus and dictionary to extend and develop understanding of a text.
Asking and answering questions about texts they are reading to build comprehension skills and understanding. Students will also use a range of reading platforms (ORT, library books, Raz and Epic) to read for pleasure at an instructional level. Students will apply and use reading strategies when reading.
Schedules will be slightly different to previous weeks due to extra activities and celebrations happening. We will continue with the number of synchronous and asynchronous lessons but they may be at a different time so it is essential that all students, when learning remotely, continue to check the Google Classroom each morning from 7:30am to watch the morning video about the day ahead and open the daily schedule.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher, we are so grateful for your continued support.
Ms. Jen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Marc – email@example.com
Ms. Ronyii – firstname.lastname@example.org