It is the last full week of October and what an exciting week it will be! There are so many wonderful events at school for everyone to enjoy.
In language, we are looking at fiction and non-fiction texts and identifying the characteristics of each. At home, choose a few random books and analyze them with your parents. Sometimes fiction and non-fiction books share a few features. For example, you might see a table of contents or drawings in both a fiction or non-fiction text. You might want to draw a Venn Diagram showing the similarities and distinctions between the two types of literature!
In math, we are writing numbers in different ways (e.g. base ten pictures, expanded form, etc.). Our addition is well underway and we are moving into regrouping with three- and four-digit numbers. Practice your math facts daily. Do you know your doubles (6+6, etc.)? Can you skip count by 2's, 3's and 4's fluently?
October is Fire Safety Presentation Month. Firefighters recommended that all students know their address in case you must call for help. If a 911 call is made on a cellphone, the dispatcher will not be able to determine the address because the call is not made on a landline, so your child will need this information. It is also suggested that every family decide on a safe meeting place outside of their house and a route to follow in the event of a fire. You can learn more about fire safety by going to the following link:http://www.sparky.org/
Below is a video that helps to teach us what to do if our clothes were to catch on fire.
Monday: Ms. Oldak's class goes to Swim to Survive
Tuesday: Grade 3 Picture Day
Thursday: Walk to School Day!
Friday: Play For Change (see poster below)
Halloween Dance from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Monday: Wear Orange and Black clothing (no costumes please)
Thursday: Progress reports go home
We Scare Hunger - please send in canned/dry soup and canned tomatoes
QSP Fundraiser - purchase a magazine subscription to help support Parent Council initiatives.
Remembrance Day - please send in (email preferred) any photos of family members who have or currently are in the military so they can be added to our Remembrance Day slide show. Please include their name as well as which family they belong to (i.e. Jack Scott, great grandfather of Hannah & Mary Greenwood).
The students in Mr. Ho's class separated straws into boxes of 100. The model below shows how many boxes they made and the number of leftover straws.
What number is represented by the picture? Show your work by describing this number in 5 different ways (e.g. standard form, expanded form, base ten blocks, base ten language and using words).
Read the following four sample texts. Decide whether they are fiction or non-fiction and give your reasons why you made that decision.
1. There are about 3,000 different lizards. Only two kinds are poisonous. One is the Mexican beaded lizard.
2. Ernie the Earthworm was excited about his first day at school. He munched on his breakfast and slithered out the tunnel door.
3. Isabella had a fascination with aliens, but when one showed up in her classroom, she couldn't help but scream!
4. The Sun is the star closest to the Earth. It is made up of burning hot gases, so it is impossible to go near it.