Grade 3's blog

October 23 - 27

It's just over a week away until conferences. I am looking forward to setting some goals with you and talking about how our year has begun. I would love to hear about your goals for your children. 

A Few Reminders:

No School Tomorrow!

Enjoy your long weekend!

I would like to request that all students bring personal headphones for use with the iPads. It would be great if we had them in by Monday but if not, as soon as possible. 

Monday

Hot Lunch for those who ordered

Reading Logs Due -- Please be sure that your child is reading an appropriate level book.

Tuesday

Regular School Day

Wednesday

Mass at 11:00 am

Thursday

Regular School Day

Friday

Three-Way Conferences

 

October 16 - 20

 We've had another full week of Grade 3. We spent time reflecting on how we think and why we are learning certain things.

As promised, I will not be posting PE schedules unless there are changes. Reminder: PE Days are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

 

Monday

Hot lunch for those who ordered

Reading Logs Due -- Make sure you have chosen appropriate books -- not too easy, not too hard

Tuesday

Regular Day

Wednesday

2:00 Dismissal

Thursday

Earth Ranger's Presentation in the gym at 9:00 am.

Spelling Check In of your personal lists -- words that need to be reviewed plus words chosen by students.

Parents, please check over these lists for the correct spellings. I will be asking the students to return these lists to school so that their buddies can review it with them. 

Friday

Professional Development --  NO SCHOOL for the kids -- School for the teachers! 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

October 10 - 13

What a great time we had at Garry Point Park on Friday! I can't believe the rain held off again! We are so blessed with these great events. I was so proud of all of the children running in the Fun Run. 

Monday

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

May your day be wonderful.

Tuesday

Home Reading Logs Due

PE (This is a regular PE day -- soon I won't be posting these schedules as they are the same all year)

Wednesday

Walkathon Pledge Money DUE -- if we've raised enough, we'll get the Pizza Party!

PE

Thursday

Regular School Day

Mrs. Jeffrey will be away -- I'm looking forward to hearing about how well the students know the class routines.

Friday

Regular School Day

 

Looking ahead:

Primary Choir will begin on October 16th. Stay tuned for more information. 

Three Way Conferences will be held on Friday, October 27th. Online registration will soon be out. I'm looking forward to setting some goals with you and your child.

Halloween is coming up! Students will be able to dress up in costume but they will be asked to follow the school guidelines (no weapons, masks, appropriate costumes, etc.)

October 2 - 6

I can't believe September is over and we are now welcoming in October. The weather has changed and we have settled into some routines in class. It has been a pleasure working with the children. Everyday we see growth and change and hear so many new ideas shared. I feel blessed to share these experiences with your children.

As October begins, we reflect on the goals that we have set out for ourselves. Soon, we will be able to set some goals together at our conferences on Friday, October 27th. October is also the month that we pray the rosary. In class, we will be praying parts of the rosary together. We also focus on being thankful this month. 

Many thanks to those who walked with us on the Walkathon. We were blessed with good weather and good times! Don't forget to collect your pledges now that you've finished walking. (It's not too late to get a few more even though we've finished.)

This week:

Monday

Hot Lunch for those who ordered

PE

Home Reading Logs DUE -- Please don't forget, read 5 times per week at least 20 minutes each

Tuesday

Photo Day!

PE

Wednesday

PE

CISVA Cross Country Meet (for those who received a letter -- see PE/Music blog for details)

Thursday

Regular Dismissal

Friday

Spelling Check In

Garrry Point Fun Run

Leave School at 12:30 -- our class to be dismissed at 2:30 from the park. You MUST check out with Mrs. Jeffrey

 

Have a wonderful week!

Sept 25 - 29

It was a wonderful week last week. I enjoyed meeting all of the parents on Tuesday evening. Let's pray for great weather for Friday's Walkathon!

This week:

Monday

Home Reading Log Due

PE

Cross Country

Tuesday

Cross Country

PE

 

Wednesday

PE

2:00 Dismissal

Thursday

Spelling Check in

Cross Country

 

Friday

WALKATHON!!!

1 pm dismissal

September 18 - 22

 It has been an interesting first full week of school getting to know your children. This week we talked about our theme "Care for Everyone in Our Common Home" and we responded to God's beautiful creation by writing a poem. I love seeing all of their creative ideas. We had our first spelling check in today and they have been sent home. As well, we visited the library and now the students have more books to use for their home reading. I am encouraging them to choose chapter books or non-fiction books. 

For Next Week:

Monday

PE

Hot Lunch Orders Due

Home Reading Logs due.  Please be sure you have read at least 5 days for 20 minutes per day, aloud to an adult.

Tuesday

PE

MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT -- 7:00

*Please be sure to come and find out about Grade Three.*

Wednesday

PE

Dismissal 2:00

Thursday

Regular day

Friday

Assembly led by Grades 3 and 7

Please come and join us in the gym at 9:00 am. 

Return library books.

Spelling Check In.

 

Please check the Music/PE Blog for all the up-to-date Cross Country information. 

September 11 - 15

 I can't believe our first week of school is over already. It is such a pleasure getting to know your children. It was a week of setting routines and learning about expectations in Grade Three. This next week the students will begin to have some normal expectations for work and home reading. 

Please bring a picture for the hallway birthday board. On the back of the photo please put your child's name, birthdate and grade on it so that the library helpers know where to return your child's picture. 

 

HOME READING

On Monday your child will bring home a Home Reading Folder. In it you will find a reading log. Please record the date, the title or chapter title or number, time read, and have a parent sign it saying that they have heard their child read this selection. May my child read to a babysitter, grandparent, or older sibling? Yes. They should also read to you as well on most of the days. (Why not listen while you cook dinner... it's like dinner music.) 

The expectation is that your child chooses books that are a good fit for them. They must enjoy the books and they must choose the books. There is no better way to get your child to read than to have them be interested in the books they are reading. I would prefer that they try to read books that give them a little challenge but aren't so hard that they are frustrated. Any genre is okay. Graphic Novels seem to be popular for children of this age. They are welcome to read them but are encouraged to try all sorts of books.

Where do I find a book for my child? The school library, a book they own or even the classroom library! I LOVE children to read. I love them to borrow the classroom books. I operate on the honour system. If you borrow it, please bring it back for others to read once you are finished. READ DAILY - 20 minutes aloud to a parent. I know that families are busy and there are days when life happens. A goal of at least 5 of the 7 days in the week is the minimum expectation. 

 

MONDAY

Home Reading sent home.

PE today.

TUESDAY

PE today

WEDNESDAY

2:00 dismissal

THURSDAY

PE today

FRIDAY

Spelling Check In -- We'll talk about this on Meet the Teacher Night.

Specialists:

PE days for Grade Three: Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays ** Note that this week is different**

Music: Thursdays

French: Tuesdays and Fridays

Library: Book return/exchange/renew Fridays

 

CROSS COUNTRY BEGINS THIS WEEK -- Please see the PE/MUSIC BLOG for all up to date practices. 

WELCOME TO GRADE THREE

 I am so excited to start the new school year with your children. Please let me know if you did not receive the email from earlier in the week with details for our first week of school. I can be reached at jjeffrey@stpaulschool.ca.  In your email you will find directions on how to join blogtrottr to get these posts in your inbox. 

This week at a glance:

Today:

8:45 - 12:00

Bring pencil case, scissors, gym shoes, and art shirt

Wednesday:

Mass at 11am

Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

The beginnings of a normal school day!

Friday:

8:45 - 3:00

Have a most wonderful first week of school!