Hello and a very warm welcome to Grade Three!
It's a new school year and we are so happy to have you in our classes. Mrs. Brennen, Mrs. Cummings, Mr. Ho, Mrs. Issac, Mrs. King and Mme Vida will be your Grade 3 team and we are looking forward to an exciting year! We will also be joined by Ms. Dunn who joins us as a teacher candidate from the University of Ottawa.
Please read below to learn a little more about our homework program for this school year:
Welcome to On-Line Homework! The grade three program at St. Gabriel Catholic School includes homework that is submitted using a Google Form which students can access through the Gr. 3 Blog at www.stgabrielgr3.blogspot.com. The homework is posted each Monday and the students have until the following Monday to complete all tasks.
Through experience we have found that the whole process and quality of work is best when the students complete any of the written components, such as the Weekly Paragraph, in a Word or Google document first. This way the students can develop their editing and revising practices which are essential skills to any writer. It also gives the parents opportunities to read over their child’s work and give feedback. Once this is done the work can be copied and pasted into the Google Form found under your child's teacher's name.
We are aware that student’s keyboarding skills are just developing and this can cause frustration for some students and their families. It is recommended that children use the website http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ to develop these skills. In addition, there have been students in the past who do not have access to a computer or whose access is limited. If this is your child’s situation, the homework document can be printed off so that he/she knows what is expected and then your child can complete all sections by hand. Your child may then submit their hand written responses to his/her teacher on Mondays.
This process may be new to most of you and there may be questions that arise. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher at any time. We believe there is substantial benefit to the practice of homework but also believe that home should not be a battlefield and that completing homework should not result in frustration. If you are struggling to get your child to follow-up on his/her responsibility to complete homework please talk to your student’s teacher. Together, we can try to find solutions to make the whole process run smoothly.
Bonjour! I am Mme Vida, the grade 3 French teacher for all Grade 3 students except for those in Mrs. Isaac's class. I look forward to getting to know your children and sharing my excitement about the French language. I will also be teaching your child Social Studies in French during our time together.
Please check this blog for weekly announcements or information about our French program and any assigned homework. On my website, you will find more general information about the grade program and numerous links. The link to my website is on this blog along with other important links and homework. Should you need to contact me, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, write a note in your child's agenda or leave a message for me at the school. Looking forward to a wonderful year in Grade 3!
Thank you for your continued support,
St. Gabriel’s Grade Three Teaching Team