April/May News

Mme Inions' class

Where has April gone?

This month has flown by! We have been hard at work and have enjoyed getting back from Spring Break. For the past few weeks, we have been wrapping up several units of study. In English, we have nearly completed our Jan Brett author study. We have been learning about her life, her writing style, her books, as well as the locations she has traveled that have inspired her stories. We are currently working on our last activity for the unit; a unique story of our own! Students will be writing a story inspired by one of Jan Brett's creations! Stay tuned as you will definitely see this project displayed in your child's portfolio.

In Math, we have completed the geometry unit and have nearly wrapped up our learning of addition and subtraction to 1000. Once we have completed our final assessment of addition and subtraction, students will be moving onto measurement! This unit is always really fun and definitely a favourite as it offers many hands-on activities.

Finally, in science we have finished our building and testing unit. The egg drop activity was the final project and it was a hit! It was so fun to count down and watch the egg crates fall from the roof ! Luckily, we only had a few casualties and most eggs survived their fall.

Up Next

Here is our learning plan for the next few weeks:

In French Language Arts, we are still working on our "Growing up" unit. I expect to be done shortly and we will be moving onto our next unit: The wonders of technology! IT should be great fun!

In Math, we will begin our measurement unit. Students will be learning about units of measurement by using standard (meters and centimeters) and nonstandard (hands, toothpicks, paperclips etc. ) we will also be working with the measurement of time. This unit should only take a few weeks. Then, we are moving onto Multiplication and division... a class favourite!

In Social Studies, students are working on an independent research project. They have selected a country of study and must discuss and present the following information: climate, natural resources, water sources, atmosphere (air quality), and the physical geography of the country. These projects will be available for you to see next week during student leds.

We are beginning our new unit in Science. We will be learning about Animal life cycles. Throughout this unit, we will be observing our very own classroom butterflies! Our order will arrive in May and we will have the privilege of watching the various stages of a butterfly's life cycle in the classroom!

In English Language Arts, we will be working on another novel study! I haven't selected the story yet but will be sure to update everyone as soon as I have made my selection. I absolutely love that the kids enjoy reading and have been asking to read another chapter book!

Look at the fun we've been having!

For your Calendar...

Save these dates!

Student led interviews are coming up next week! This is an opportunitity to come into the classroom and have your child lead you through various centers and show their learning! The Signupgenius is up and running. I will be doing bookings every ten minutes so please feel free to choose your preferred time slot at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d44acae2fa4f58-student

Field trips are fast approaching! There are two fieldtrips booked this ear for the grade 3 classes. I am currently working on the details but please not that our first fieldtrip will take place on June 11th in Red Deer and the second will take place on June 17th in Blackfalds. Information letters and parent consent forms will go home in May and there will be an online payment option offered this year. More details will be coming your way soon!

May 1 - no school for students

May 7- hot lunch (pizza)

May 8- Family Dance

May 15 - no school (in lieu day)

May 18 - no school (Victoria Day)

May 20- Menchie's special snack

May 26- hot lunch (pizza)

May 29- no school for students

Please return all portfolios.

Website updates

Check out our classroom website as I have uploaded two video links that explain how the kids add and subtract with and without regrouping. Hopefully it is helpful!