Writing- working on the sloppy and editing copies of our first descriptive piece- "My Monster". This follows a treasure hunt of descriptive, sensory words, a visualizing and drawing activity and a shared writing experience. The students are very excited about bringing their new creatures to "life".
Monday and Tuesday will also allow students to use descriptive language to describe their jack-o-lanterns and use personification to give them personality.
This week's W.W. explores pronouns.
Reading- Students continue to use their fix-up and visualizing strategies to conjuncture up and describe mental pictures of their reading comprehension.
Read-aloud and discussion: Because of Winn Dixie
Math-Money- Gr. 3 expectation is to read, add bills and coins and make change from $10 dollars. We are continuing to work on counting bills and coins and making change.
Students are encouraged to play Dreambox and practise their basic math addition/subtraction facts.
Math on Monday and Tuesday will also include pumpkin math investigations- linear measurement- cms, weight- kg, and larger numbers- estimation and counting of seeds.
Art- Check out our art work on line and colour (will post on Twitter this week). We will continue our investigations with shading.
Science- types and composition of soils
Gym- Halloween games on Tuesday and volleyball skills to continue later in week.
Religion/Family Life- Continuing to practice our Gospel Values and how they relate in our daily relationships
Last week we read What Does it Mean to be Present? Students discussed the importance of sharing our unique God-given talents for the good of all and the importance of focusing on the moment, the present is a gift, a "present".
This week we will read Little Voice by local author, Amanda Bernardo and illustrated by local illustrator, Samantha Clusiau-Lawlor. It reminds us to listen to that beautiful voice inside us that encourages and helps us face and overcome challenges. This is a great message of perseverance and determination and inspires all to have and use their voice. I also love the fact that portions of each book sale go to support the Alzheimer Society of Canada.