Good afternoon G3 Parents and Families,
This week has been all about maths through the lens of “Math is everywhere”. It has been great to see students diving deeper into some critical thinking and problem solving. In Grade 3, We started exploring different types of lines including parallel, perpendicular and intersecting lines in our environment and how different types of lines are used for various purposes; structural, creating shapes and designing patterning. The week ended with a celebration by inviting students to come to school dressed in math, the creativity in clothing and connections to different mathematical strands and concepts has been wonderful to observe. Here are a few photos from our learning this week.
We have truly ‘hit the ground running’ since returning back to campus and last month and we are so excited to see the students grow and develop in their skills and approaches to learning in school. We thank you all once again for your ongoing support and wish you all a happy February break and look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday 21st February.
Please find the planner for Term 2 Week 6– February 21st-25th – at this link.
Tuning in to our new unit – How The World Works
Sharing prior knowledge and current understandings of ‘How the World Works’ What did they do in G2
Central Idea – The Earth constantly changes due to natural forces
Assessing what the students on what they already know with the question:
What’s under our feet? Students will need to draw in their books what is beneath they feet, adding any non-fiction features they are aware of e.g. labels, diagrams etc
Unpack the central idea and key vocabulary for the new unit ‘How the World Works’ The Earth constantly changes due to natural forces
Provocation – Students will explore how the Earth is structured with several practical experiences and share current understandings of the different layers of the earth.
As always after the break students will write a holiday recount or a story inspired by their holiday. Paying particular attention to basic grammar, language and sentence structures. Recapping key features of what should be included in a recount.
Monday session they will have time to plan and write their introduction.
Students will be introduced to Place value and the number system and how it works related to multiplication and division.
Main focus will be learning about how we multiply and divide by 10/100/1000.
Learning engagements will exploring:
When we multiply by 10, 100 and a 1000 we shift all the digits to the left.
One place left for 10
two places left for 100
three places left for 1000.
When we divide by 10, 100 and a 1000 we do the opposite and shift all the digits to the right instead.
Students were introduced to Wonder Reads in their class reading groups last week. Students will continue to work through the units in their classes.
There will be a combination of reading and writing activities.
Every Friday, remote learners will join Ms Ronyii from 12 – 12:40 pm for a reading lesson.
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 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.
We thank you so much for your continued support as we continue to navigate challenging times, please, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher and we will be happy to help however we can.
Ms. Jen – email@example.com
Mr. Marc – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Ronyii – email@example.com