# Miss Tom's Class 3A

## Cursive Writing

Continue to practice your cursive writing this summer with these websites!

1) free printable workseets (lowercase) : http://www.kidzone.ws/cursive/

2) animation showing writing strokes:

## Math: Motion Geometry (Transformations)

Monday May 11, 2015

## Field Trip to the Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Friday May 8, 2015

Classes 3A and 3B learned about soil, plants, and nature/wildlife conservation on our trip to the Terra Cotta Conservation Area. Here are some photos of our class learning how soil is made.

## Video: The Perimeter Song! (I know you love it!)

The Perimeter Song!

## Urban and Rural Communities

Thursday April 16, 2015

The students of 3A were challenged to work in groups to create either an urban or rural community to show what they have learned during the unit. Here are the results of their hard work and creativity. Well done, 3A!

Pictured to the left: "Rural Community" by Eknoor and Vasanth

## Math- Measurement/Perimeter and Area

Monday April 13, 2015

Here are some links to some excellent websites to help students with our new math unit:

1) Explaining Metric Length- https://www.mathsisfun.com/measure/metric-length.html

2) Measuring activities- http://www.funbrain.com/measure/

3) Matching Metric Length game- http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/measurement/MeasurementMeters.htm

## Math- Money

Friday March 20, 2015

Here are a list of Canadian money games (and a video!) to help you practice at home!

## March Break is Here!

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Wishing you a safe and happy March Break!

I hope you all are enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather. Don't forget to find some time to read and practice your multiplication tables during the break. See you next week!

Miss Tom

## Surprising Soil Artwork

Monday March 9, 2015

The creative students of 3A created pictures using crayon wax and paint to show that there is a whole other world just beneath our feet!

## Math: Money

Monday March 9, 2015

The following is a song called "Canada in My Pocket", by Michael Mitchell. This song is great for reviewing the names and values of Canadian coins. Enjoy!

Sing along to "Canada In My Pocket"

## Spelling Books

Monday March 2, 2015

Today, class 3A got their very first spelling word list! Students also received a spelling duotang with different tasks to complete at home for each day of the week. A spelling quiz will be given at the end of the week.

Here is the procedure for the new class spelling program:

Day 1: spelling word list is given and glued into agendas. Students complete TASK #1- write each spelling word 3 times.

Day 2: complete TASK #2- write each word and the number of syllables (see video below).

Day 3: complete TASK #3 - write each word in alphabetical order.

Day 4: complete TASK #4- write 10 sentences for each word.

Day 5: HAND IN SPELLING BOOKS. There will be a spelling quiz in class.

Syllable Lesson Video

## Science- Soil

Thursday February 19, 2015

1) Soil School- http://www.soil-net.com/primary/

2) The Dirt on Soil- http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/soil/

Explore different communities in Peel and in North America!

## The Marble Jar is *finally* full!

Tuesday February 17, 2015

Congratulations!!! After three months of hard work and modelling good behaviour in the classroom (e.g., walking quietly in line, staying on task during independent work time, tidying up after nutrition breaks), 3A has finally filled our class marble jar! As a reward, we will be watching a movie at the end of the day on Friday February 27th. Keep up the good work, everybody!

## Soc. Studies: Urban & Rural Communities in Peel

Caledon, Brampton, and Mississauga are the three communities in the region of Peel. Below are a few ways to describe these communities. Can you think of any other ways we can describe them (e.g., quiet, busy, more/less pollution, crowded, tall buildings)?

## Video: A Look at the City of Mississauga

Mississauga skyview

## Video: A Drive Through the Town of Caledon

Get more information and view photos of the beautiful rural town of Caledon on the town's very own website: http://www.caledon.ca/en/explore/photogallery.asp
Fall at its best ! Caledon Hills,Ontario,Canada

## Printing Practice

Tuesday February 17, 2014

Parents,

If you feel your child could benefit from some extra practice with printing upper and lowercase letters, the following website contains some excellent (and free) printable worksheets.

You can also create your own worksheet for your child to copy at the following website (great for spelling practice!): http://www.worksheetworks.com/english/writing/handwriting.html

## Math- Multiplication

Friday February 6, 2015

Here are some fun multiplication games for you to enjoy!

1) Practicing Fact Families- http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/jungle-jim-and-monkeys

2) Cave Run Multiplication- http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/cave-run-multiplication

5) Granny Racing (single player)- http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/granny-prix

6) Granny Racing (multi-player)- http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/granny-prix-multi

7) More multiplication games- http://interactivesites.weebly.com/multiplication.html

8) Practice using arrays http://www.ictgames.com/arrayDisplay.html

## Language- Sentences

Friday February 6, 2015

The following are some useful websites to help with constructing sentences:

1) Sentence/Vocabulary Builder- http://mrnussbaum.com/hawkabulary1/hawkabulary.swf

2) Complete the Sentence- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_activities/english/activities/language_structure.swf

3) 100 Questions (complete the sentence game)- http://www.pccc.edu/uploads/36/34/36345b3e168614b08d04d952448ed744/millionaire.swf

4) Kung Fu Sentences (adjust difficulty level)- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/making_sentences/play/popup.shtml

Challenging:

1) Extreme Sentence Surgeons (check for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation)- http://mrnussbaum.com/xsurgeon1/Extreme_Sentence_Surgeons2.swf

2) Grammatical Usage Quiz- http://www.swlearning.com/bcomm/lehman/lehman_14e/language_review/grammatical_usage_tyk.swf

See more grammar games here: https://sites.google.com/site/easygrammar4kids/

## "My Class" site (BYOD)

Thursday February 5, 2015

The "My Class" site is the school's Grade 3 website which contains additional links for a variety of subjects. There is also a section where all Grade 3 students can post (appropriate) messages for each other to read.

I will still continue to post relevant links and 3A class news on this webpage. :)

## Social Studies- Pioneers and Aboriginal Peoples Websites

Monday January 19, 2015

## Math- Graphing

Thursday January 15, 2015

This unit focuses on reading, creating, and gathering information from pictographs and bar graphs. Here are some interactive websites and free printable worksheets you can do with your child at home:

Pictograph Online Activities:

6) Make your own pictograph: http://primaryschoolict.com/pictograph/

Bar Graph Online Activities:

6) Create your own bar graph: http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/bar-graph.html

Printable Worksheets:

## Math- Homework Helper Clock

Friday January 9, 2015

Here is a link to an interactive teaching clock which students can use to help them answer elapsed time homework questions. http://www.visnos.com/demos/clock

## Social Studies- Early Settlers and Aboriginals

Friday January 9, 2015

Here are some new terms for this unit:

North America : a continent which includes Canada and the United States of America. During pioneer times, North America was full of thick forests, lots of fish, and wild animals like deer, bears, and beaver.

Aboriginals (or Native Peoples) : people who were living in North America for thousands of years. The Aboriginals were the first people living in North America.

Pioneers (or Settlers) : people who made their homes in the wilderness were known as pioneers. Many pioneers came to North America from France, England, Scotland, Italy, Germany and other countries in Europe.

## EQAO

Thursday January 8, 2015

Thank you to the families who braved the cold to come out for EQAO/Family Math Night yesterday. It was great seeing you all again!

If you were unable to attend the information session on EQAO, don't worry! Here is a link to the Powerpoint presentation that can help answer some of your questions or concerns about the test: http://jmp.sh/jvgNAeT

Also, if you would like to take a look at some previous EQAO test questions, you may do so here (make sure you are only looking at the Primary Division section): http://www.eqao.com/Educators/Elementary/036/BookletsandGuides.aspx?Lang=E&gr=036&yr=12

## What's the temperature today?

We can see today's temperature in Brampton on the internet, in the newspaper, or by watching the news. Knowing the temperature in advance helps us plan how to dress for the weather. On Wednesday January 8th, it was -18 degrees Celsius during the day. Brrrrr...that's COLD!

Check out the Weather Network to see what the temperature is in Brampton right now: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/canada/ontario/brampton

## Math- Measurement (Time and Temperature)

Here are some websites to help students with telling time:

*Time Vocabulary (helpful for parents reviewing with children at home): http://www.vocabulary.cl/Basic/Telling_Time.htm

* Video- half past/quarter to/quarter past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3EijzVNEmA

ELAPSED TIME

Elapsed time is how much time has passed between the start of an activity to the end of an activity.

## What's your New Year's Resolution?

Hello there 3A!

2015 is almost here! Did you make any New Year's resolutions? What is a resolution, you ask? A resolution is like a promise. It's a promise that you make to be a better person for yourself or for your family, friends, or at school. It is a tradition for people to make resolutions at the beginning of a new year because it's a time for a fresh start.

Some examples of New Year's resolutions would be to keep your room tidy from now on, to get better grades in math, or to be healthier by promising to eat your vegetables and get more exercise by walking to school. What are some of your New Year's resolutions? Be prepared to share once we get back! :)

Happy New Year, 3A! See you soon!

Sincerely,

Miss Tom

## Dear students and parents of 3A,

I can't believe Winter Break is finally here...and a brand new year is just around the corner! I wish you and your families a very happy holiday season. I look forward to many more exciting learning experiences and fun adventures with you in 2015. 3A ROCKS!

P.S. Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas cards and thoughtful gifts! I also greatly appreciate the time that went into the wonderful hand-drawn cards and kind written messages.

Sincerely,

Miss Tom

## Holiday Homework...

1) Language (reading): it's recommended that your child spend some time reading during the holidays to help build their vocabulary, fluency, and to develop a love of reading. Try to set a goal to read about 15-20 minutes a day.

2) Math: continue to practice telling time (review "half past" "quarter past" "quarter to")

3) Science: review structures and stability (how would you make your bridge more stable and strong?) Download a review of the 4 main bridges here: http://jmp.sh/AkTco3i

## 3A's got talent!

Check out some of the awesome urban skyscaper art done by the talented students of 3A. Many more works of art can be seen in the school display case now!

## Math- Geometry

2-D and 3-D Geometry

1) Free printable 2-D and 3-D shape worksheets for review (with answers): http://www.math-salamanders.com/free-printable-geometry-worksheets.html

2) Under the Sea game: http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3usa/flash/