Welcome Back!

It was nice to have the students back in class today! They were all happy to see each other in person. I just wanted to update you on what we are doing in class. We have finished our unit on place value and have begun discussing and working on addition and subtraction strategies. We will also be doing our first situational problem together as a class this week.

In English we are continuing to work on good writing. We have now added Idioms to our repetoire and the students are working hard to incorporate them into their writing. We will be finishing Drake Blake and do some writing about bullying as well as class discussions. There will also be a new Problem of the week posted later in the week. Reading log will come home again next week. 

Have a great week.

Morah Elyse

September 29th 2020.

I hope everyone is doing well. This week in school we are finishing up our unit on Place Value and playing some games and IXL to solidify the concepts. Next week we begin symmetry, reflections and frieze patterns. In English, we have begun looking at different elements of writing. Today we learned all about onomatopoeia (you can ask your children what that means) and we did a leaderboard challenge. The teams got points if they could come up with onomatopoeia words that the other teams didn’t find! Look for a seesaw activity tomorrow! Have a great week.


3A Update

I hope everyone had a nice Rosh Hashana! The students wrote all about it in their journals today. This week we are continuing to look at place value and how to decompose numbers. We have also begun working on application problems and learning how to find the important information and break down the problem into manageable pieces.

In English we are continuing to read and respond to Jake Drake Bully Buster. We did some writing about a photo from National Geographic Photo of the Day collection. The students were very creative and tried hard to include our new word of the week IMMENSE into their writing. 

We had our first weekly challenge for our Leaderboard last week and many students have already completed some of their sidequests for extra points! 

A reminder that the students should be reading a minimum of 4 days a week for at least 10 minutes and filling out their reading logs. Their reading logs will come home every second week.

Have a great week!

Morah Elyse

This week in 3A


I’m looking forward to a great week in 3A! This week we will choose our names for our teams on the Leaderboard and we will have our first team challenge activity! We will also begin a short novel study of Jake Drake Bully Buster by Andrew Clements. We will reveal our new word of the week as well. In math we are learning place value into the 1000’s. The students each have their own place value manipulatives to reduce sharing of materials in class. The Problem of the Week will still be up this week for those who want a chance to complete it. Have a great week everyone!

Welcome to 3A

Welcome to our grade 3A class blog!

I’m looking forward to a great year! Come back here for updates and resources that we will be using this year. I am enjoying getting to know the students and we had a great first week. They were very happy to be back in school with their friends! Please subscribe to this blog to receive notifications for new posts. Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you all at orientation evening on Wed.