After a fun-filled Christmas Break, it is always great coming back to school and continuing our Grade Three journey together. We had an excellent first week back -- and what a way to start the new year!
Monday January 16th - Mr. Graitson`s class will have their second of three Swim to Survive sessions. Please remember to pack your bathing suit, as well as an extra set of clothes to wear in the pool!
What have we been up to?
Math: Most of us have started our unit on Measurement. Ask your child to show you how they measure objects with a ruler to the nearest millimetre, centimetre, and metre. We will also be discussing and determining both perimeter and area as part of our study.
Language: While we are continuing to improve our understanding on how to write descriptive paragraphs, we will soon begin writing interesting narratives. We are positive some will be quite adventurous! Stay tuned for more exciting stories coming your way!
Science: We are beginning our unit on Forces and Movements. Ask your child if they can name a type of force!(Hint! There are plenty of forces to be found in NHL hockey, figure skating, etc. Have fun!)
Math: Watch this video to learn what perimeter means. We will be talking about it this week in class!
Question 1 - In Canada, what type of measurement do we use?
Question 2 - What would the perimeter of this shape be? Remember to write what unit of measurement it is measured in!
Language: Read this descriptive paragraph about a sunset:
"Sunset is the time of day when our sky meets the outer space solar winds. There are blue, pink, and purple swirls, spinning and twisting, like clouds of balloons caught in a blender. The sun moves slowly to hide behind the line of horizon, while the moon races to take its place in prominence atop the night sky. People slow to a crawl, entranced, fully forgetting the deeds that still must be done. There is a coolness, a calmness, when the sun does set."
Question 2 - List as many adjectives as you can find from the above paragraph. Remember that an adjective is a describing word - they help you see in your mind what the author is writing.
Question 3 - Pick a favourite food. Describe your favourite food in a paragraph using all of your senses. What does it look like? What does it taste like? Can you describe the feeling it has on your tongue? Wait until the end of your paragraph to tell us what it is so we can try and guess!