Mr. Lafrance's Class Newsletter
Monday, November 10, 2014
Here's Another Update
I wanted to send out a newsletter to let you know how things are going and provide some updates of things going on in our classroom. It's hard to believe that November is here already. It's been a great few months so far in the grade 3 classroom. Things continue to go very well, and we're having lots of fun.
Tomorrow is the Remembrance Day ceremonies at Hopewell Ave PS. These ceremonies are open to be attended by parents should you be interested in doing so. There are two ceremonies, and our class will be attending both, as they are performing a poem in French which they have been preparing for with Mme Shynal called Au Champ D'Honneur
You can find a link to the poem here:
We have much more going on, so keep reading below to find out about what we're studying, and some technology we're using to accompany our learning in the classroom.
The students had to come up with survey questions to conduct in the class. They then had to record the results on a bar graph. They turned out really well!
The students worked hard on fall poems. Once the poem was done, they were instructed to paint (using watercolours) the imagery that goes with the poem. They then wrote the poem over top. We're getting lots of compliments!
Critiquing Our Work
Taking a look at other groups works and determining which ones were "good, better, and best" a way to engage the students at comparing works to the criteria outlined for success.
Our Study of Soils
The link is:
The site is password protected. You can enter the password "hopewell" (no quotation marks) to access the site.
Students are encouraged to discuss their findings in class and add anything that they may come across on the net or at home to the board. All you have to do is click anywhere on the board to add information. You can also drag photos, and videos from webpages onto the board. Each science class we will have this open for review and to look at any new information that has been added. We didn't have time in class to watch the video, so this could be a good place to start!
The blog can be found here:
They can then log in in the top right hand corner, select their name from the list, and put in their password.
Should your child choose to do this in their spare time, please encourage them to only make thoughtful comments as we want to move away from the stream of "potato this" "potato that" that they seem to have been caught up in doing! Should be fun and it will be interesting to see where we can go with this!