May 19

Math Class

Some of our students have asked about the visitors we’ve had in the classroom over the last few weeks. This is very exciting as our students have become quite the mathematicians with their math talk and growth mindset in the classroom. Students were able to show off their math talk and problem solving skills while principals, consultants and teachers from other schools observed. Great job grade 3’s, I’m so proud of each and every one of you!
Don’t forget to follow our class on Twitter as I often post videos of our day.

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May 19

EQAO

EQAO begins on Tuesday. We will be writing periodically over the next 2 weeks:

Tuesday May 23rd
Friday May 26th
Monday May 29th
Tuesday May 30th
Wednesday May 31
Thursday June 1st

This standardized test will not be included on report cards.

letter to students

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May 1

Mental Illness

We are supporting Mental Health Week by organizing a school assembly to #breakthestigma on Mental Health. Here’s the link to the song we will be singing tomorrow at 11am.

what I am

Don’t forget to wear your pink Coyote Cares Shirt!

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April 30

EQAO

We will be reviewing previous EQAO Math and Language booklets over the next few weeks in order to familiarize ourselves with: multiple choice, short answer, paragraph writing and readers response.

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April 30

Early Settlers

We had a great day role playing as early settlers. All our students looked great! We did spelling, arithmetic, read stories aloud and discussed the moral of the story. We made butter and played a variety of early settler games!

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April 10

SCHOOL EVENTS

SPIRIT DAYS THIS WEEK!

TUESDAY APRIL 11th – BLUE JAY DAY!  Wear Blue to support our Blue Jays

WEDNESDAY APRIL 12 – INTERNATIONAL Pink Shirt Day. Wear your pink shirt again!

FOOD BANK COLLECTIONS THIS WEEK- We are collecting PEANUT FREE products.

 

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April 10

MATH

Math

We have just finished a great inquiry regarding Area and Perimeter.  Students had deep conversations with their peers about the perimeter of shapes and the relationship perimeter has with area.  This was a very hands on task where students worked in small groups on a variety of investigations.  Students challenged one another’s math thinking and students had to reason and provide proof to represent their thinking.  We spent a bit of time on growth mindset, that some of the problems they would be investigating were going to be challenging.  We went back and watched a few of Jo Boalers video’s on growth mindset and we reminded ourselves that:

  • math learning is messy
  • we make mistakes, and that’s okay
  • sometimes math problems take time
  • it’s not about speed
  • when things are challenging, our brain is learning.

We are now moving towards mass and capacity!

 

 

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April 4

Classroom Update

MATH LEARNING

We completed the DREAMBOX Math Challenge March 31st. Our classroom came in 127th across the nation.  There were over 800 schools participating in the Dreambox challenge, our Grade3Take3  class did amazing!  I’m very proud of our Dreambox accomplishment!

In math we have begun a new inquiry involving how a house is built by examining floor plans.  Our world is 3D, so my goal is for students to identify the solid shapes around us, then unfold these solid shapes into our plane shapes. This process of unfolding solid shapes into “nets” is “spatial reasoning.”  As we explore theses nets we will develop strategies for finding perimeter and area, using geoboards and graph paper.  As a culminating task, students will plan a 2D clubhouse with a partner.

LANGUAGE

We are in the process of completing a few different tasks.

Our Google Research Project: Students are researching something of interest to them (inquiry).  Students created their own questions about a topic.  They then researched and will create a: slide show/power point or report on the specific topic following success criteria.

Book Reports using either Green Screen or Google Slides.

Blue Spruce: A library program with a selection of picture books of which we read together as a whole class, discuss, write a review and vote on.

Lastly, we have begun some EQAO writing tasks.

 

EQAO

Our EQAO dates have been announced:  May 23 – May 26th.

We will be spend 4 half days on the standardized test of READING, WRITING and MATH.

Please note:  Report card grades will not be affected by EQAO.

 

 

 

 

 

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March 31

WORLD AUTISM DAY

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

The ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2017.  Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness- raising events.

At Clearmeadow PS we will be celebrating World Autism Day on Monday April 3!  All students are asked to wear

BLUE

Use #LIUB to share your experience across social media and help light the world up blue this April!

Join us to Light it Up Blue!

For more information:

http://www..AutismSpeaks.org/LIUB

 

 

 

 

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