The students have learned how to post on their blogs and are now practising writing great comments. I found the following video on Educational Blogging. It was created by a grade 3 class and is full of useful tips. Parents are encouraged to comment as well.
We read chapter 6 of Marty Mcguire. Students recorded connections they made and also blogged about what role they would choose in the play The Frog Prince. You can read and reply to the responses here. In Math students continued with their surveys about grade 2 and 3 students. We are learning that collecting data can be tricky. Below is also a picture of our calendar. Can you identify the pattern and which attributes are changing?
Learning skills are the foundation of student acheivement. To help students become aware of their strengths and needs in this area, throughout the year we will focus on the different learning skills that are covered on student report cards. We have started with independent work. The grade 2’s and 3’s have self-assessed their skills in this area and set a goal or two to work on. They will reassess in a few weeks to see if improvements have been made.
This afternoon we had a special guest. Our community police officer, Officer V, came to talk to the class about getting along and how to deal with a Bully. The class enjoyed the presentation and learned the key message: STOP, WALK, and TALK. Ask your child to explain this to you. Officer V also showed us the many pieces of equipment she wears and answered a variety of questions from our curious audience.
To round out the day we had a few more For the Love of Reading presentations as well as some time to practise writing personal narratives. Our wall of fame is filling up! The Friday finale was music with Mrs. A.
Grade 3 Blog Homework – Due Thursday.
Finish your post if you did not finish during class today and:
1. Read the text Bye-Bye,Junk Food again.
2. Discuss the text with someone at home.
3. Read what your classmates posted about the text.
4. Comment on at least 2 of your classmate’s posts.
A comment can include:
– agreeing or disagreeing and explaining why
– asking a thoughtful question
-giving a compliment
The grade 3’s were divided on the educational value of Minecraft today. They blogged after we read this article bit.ly/10BsAaS. Below are a couple screenshots of the writing that was happening this morning. To read more, your child can log in to the HWDSB Commons at home. Read some of the posts together and make a comment after discussing at home.