We kicked off our new unit this week, How We Express Ourselves, with a Culture Crawl around the Grade 3 classrooms. While thinking about our big inquiry question, What can we discover about culture and art?, students explored music, cultural artifacts, art through ICT, books, the HWEO symbaloo, paint, clay, crochet, knitting and more!
We wrapped up our unit on Who We Are by completing a snapshot of our overall learning using the 4R’s visible thinking routine. This showed how students changed their thinking over the course of the unit. It also allowed them to reflect and think back on what we did and what was important during this unit.
In ICT this week, we explored the iMotion App on our iPads. Students were focused and engaged as they made short iMotion films using legos, clay and paper. We’ll continue exploring iMotion and discussing how it can help us show and share our learning next week.
Xtra Math – Addition Practice
If you are looking for a quick and easy way for your child to maintain or improve their speed and accuracy of addition/subtraction facts here is a link to a great website called Xtramath. It is very useful for improving the speed and accuracy of sums to 20. Regular practice will give them a great boost. Your child already has an account they can log into using my cdnis email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the password that is glued into their agendas. You can sign up to receive updates on their progress. They will send you little updates to inform you of your child’s progress. Each practice session takes 3-5 minutes and is tailor made to your child’s level. It can also be used for multiplication/division. I hope you find it useful!
A Message from our Guidance Counsellor, Ms. Lora Lee
Warning signs of Internet Addiction
The Internet is a vital part of our world and an important tool in education. Research shows that, students are spending an average 44.5 hours per week online. Nearly 23% of youth report that they feel “addicted to video games”
Join us on 19th Jan 8:00am – 9:30 am for a talk by Dr. Gandolfi, the Executive Director for St. John’s Cathedral Counselling Service and learn more about warning sign of Internet-Addiction and the potential dangers of social media. Click here to sign up.
Pre-order your child’s 2017 CNY Flower Fair Tokens online
Jan 6 – 19
Online Token Reservation LINK
- January 23 – 26 – Chinese theme dress down week
- January 24 – LS CNY Flower Fair
- January 27 – Chinese New Year Holiday begins
- February 6 – School Resumes